Who We Are


With a rich heritage and a varietally diverse range of premium wine brands, Pernod Ricard Winemakers has grown by exceeding the expectations of consumers and retail partners around the globe.

Creating Conviviality

Growing our business sustainably means focusing on our consumers, partners, society, and each other in equal measure. Every day, we share the responsibility that’s central to this enduring commitment. We strive to be great ‘Créateurs de Convivialité’ in everything we do.


The Creation of our Business

Pernod Ricard Winemakers is the winemaking business that sits within the Pernod Ricard Group — a company established by Patrick Ricard and Jean Hémard in 1975. Today, Pernod Ricard possesses an unmatched portfolio of wines and spirits brands that excites consumers across the world.

Entering the Wine Business

Pernod Ricard entered the wine sector when our two Barossa brands — Jacob’s Creek and St Hugo — were acquired in 1989. Now, Pernod Ricard Winemakers is one of the most renowned wine producers in the world.

Our Founding Philosophy

The philosophy of the company was established by Patrick Ricard and Jean Hémard back in 1975, and this remains central to who we are today. Patrick’s motto — to “make a new friend every day” — still inspires us as much now as it did then.