George Wyndham established Australia’s first commercial shiraz vineyard at Wyndham Estate in the Hunter Valley, Australia
The English expat began an important page in Australia’s winemaking history when he established Dalwood, in the Hunter Valley. The vineyard later became Wyndham Estate, known for their rich Hunter wines.
Johann Gramp planted the Barossa’s first commercial vineyard on the banks of Jacob’s Creek
Originally from Bavaria, Johann Gramp planted his vineyard beside this now famous creek. It then became G. Gramp & Sons and later the home of world-leading wine brand Jacob’s Creek.
Campo Viejo is established in Rioja, Spain
Campo Viejo was set up by two Rioja cellar owners, Ortigüela and Beristain. The winery’s name comes from an area of vineyards known historically as the Campus Veteranus – land given to the veterans of the Roman Legion as a reward for good service.
Brancott Estate (then Montana) establishes the first commercial vineyard and plants the first Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough, New Zealand
Yugoslavian Ivan Yukich named the vineyard Montana or ‘mountain’, after its location in Auckland's Waitakere Ranges. They then took the bold step of planting the first commercial vineyard in Marlborough.
The first ever Jacob’s Creek wine is released
A 1973 Shiraz Cabernet Malbec. With a blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Barossa Valley and Mclaren Vale, and Malbec from Padthaway, the first wine labelled Jacob's Creek is officially released.
Pernod Ricard acquired Orlando Wines, producer of Jacob’s Creek
Welcoming Orlando Wines and Jacob's Creek to the Pernod Ricard family was an important and exciting time for the company, as their first step into the wine business.
Pernod Ricard acquired Allied Domecq Group
Including Campo Viejo, Graffigna and Brancott Estate. Through this, Pernod Ricard’s portfolio became one of the most diverse in the winemaking industry, spanning four countries of origin.
Premium Wine Brands is established
Bringing all of Pernod Ricard's strategic wine brands under one banner
Chinese winery Helan Mountain is welcomed into the portfolio
Helan Mountain was born in the desert of the Ningxia region, producing outstanding Chinese wines. The same year, the company changed its name to Pernod Ricard Winemakers.
Kenwood Vineyards is welcomed into the portfolio
Located on the western slope of Sonoma Valley in Glen Ellen, California, Kenwood is committed to crafting the best quality wines that showcase the best Sonoma County has to offer.
The prestigious Home of St Hugo opens in the Barossa Valley.
The prestigious Home of St Hugo opens in the Barossa Valley welcoming those who appreciate fine wine experience.