The origins of the wine multinational with today's headquarters in Glen Innes in the Auckland (North Island) area of New Zealand date back to 1934, when the Croatian Ivan Yukich, who immigrated from Dalmatia, planted his first vineyard in Waitakere and called it Montana. At the beginning of the 1960s, his two sons founded the estate of the same name in the Gisborne area. In 1973, vineyards were planted in Marlborough, the first ever in this area. With the acquisition of the Corbans Winery Group in 2000, the company has become the largest winery in New Zealand. Montana was then bought in 2001 by the British Multi Allied Domecq, which in turn was acquired by the French empire Pernod Ricard in 2005.