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Orlando

Large Australian wine company based in Rowland Flat in the Barossa Valley GI area(South Australia). In 1989, it was acquired by the French drinks group Pernod Ricard. In the 1990s, Orlando became famous mainly because of "Jacobs's Creek" created by Philip Laffer. It is named after the Australian surveyor William Jacob, who surveyed the Barossa Valley in 1840. In 1847, Johann Gramp (1819-1903), who came from Bavaria, planted the first vines on the banks of Jacob's Creek. This brand-name wine achieved tremendous popularity and even exceeded the sales volume of a Mouton Cadet worldwide. The Bordeaux-style red wine is made from grapes of different GI ranges. The Jacob's Creek white wine is blended from Sémillon and Chardonnay. However, other brands are also produced, such as Gramps, Jacaranda Ridge, Lawson's Shiraz, Steingarten Rhine Riesling, St. Helena Rhine Riesling and St. Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery was awarded the coveted O'Shea Award in 1994. Over the years, the company, which operates under the name "Orlando Wyndham Group", has acquired a large number of wineries and brands, all of which now belong to the Pernod Ricard empire.

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