The origins of the wine multinational Montana Wines, now headquartered in Glen Innes in the Auckland (North Island) area of New Zealand, date back to 1934, when Ivan Yukich, a Croatian immigrant from Dalmatia, planted his first vineyard in Waitakere and named it Montana. In the early 1960s, his two sons founded the eponymous vineyard in the Gisborne area. In 1973, vineyards were planted in Marlborough, the first ever in this area. The acquisition of the Corbans winery group in 2000 made it New Zealand's largest winery. Montana was then bought by British drinks multinational Allied Domecq in 2001, which in turn was acquired by French empire Pernod Ricard in 2005.
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