Intelligent food system platform optimizes wine operations

Sydney, Australia, and Healdsburg, California, USA – Pernod Ricard Winemakers, the premium wine division of Pernod Ricard, today announced that Trellis, an innovator in food systems information, will support the company’s operations and supply chain by providing accurate forecasts of yield, quality, harvest time and supply chain costs in Australia and New Zealand.

As we continue to move the wine industry into the digital age, we seek to partner with artificial intelligence (AI) innovators who are redefining global supply chains. We were impressed with Trellis’ industry experience and proven ability to adapt to complex businesses and multiple regions, says Alex Kal, who leads project and technology optimization for Pernod Ricard Winemakers. We look forward to giving our teams the tools to more accurately anticipate risks and discover new opportunities to improve performance.

Pernod Ricard Winemakers, a leading proponent of advanced supply and demand forecasting techniques, has extended the use of Trellis to its entire grape supply chain in New Zealand and Australia. With Trellis, the Pernod Ricard Winemakers team can strengthen the resilience of its complex supply chain and maximize the profitability of its operations by having the ability to make data-driven decisions at strategic points in the growth and harvest cycle.

Trellis enables us to make better and faster decisions, dynamically anticipate potential risks that could have a negative impact on the result and free up extra time to perform operational tasks. His advanced artificial intelligence skills will also help our team anticipate fluctuations in supply so we can deploy our resources correctly, added Brett McKinnon, Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Winemakers. We expect Trellis to help us significantly reduce our overall procurement and production costs and allow us to harvest more efficiently.

Since 2017, Trellis has worked closely with leading food and beverage manufacturers and their suppliers to identify gaps and provide real-time data to strategically transform their organizations. An intelligent cloud platform powered by artificial intelligence brings together data from multiple dynamic sources across the food and beverage supply chain to accurately predict quality, yield, harvest time and associated costs to optimize unit costs across the food industry value chain.

Our traditional food and beverage chains are interrupted and unstable. By working with forward-thinking producers like Pernod Ricard’s winemakers, who share our commitment to using data to make better decisions, Trellis is creating a more sustainable and reliable food supply and demand system, adds Eli Englard, founder and CEO of Trellis. We look forward to helping Pernod Ricard’s winegrowers effectively address all the challenges they will face in the coming years – from unstable weather conditions and natural disasters caused by climate change to the growing challenges of international trade, regulation and tariffs – to maintain their market leadership.

Trellis’ secure desktop and mobile phone applications, which enable rapid data integration and enrichment, and the development of predictive AI models, will be made available to Pernod Ricard’s winemakers, vintners, grape pickers, suppliers, procurement and wine production teams later this month.

To learn more about how Trellis is transforming the supply chain of leading food and beverage manufacturers and to learn more about the platform, visit

About Pernod Ricard’s wine growers

Pernod Ricard Wine Division was founded in 2010, but with roots dating back to 1828. It is the premium division of Pernod Ricard, one of the world’s leading producers of wine, spirits and champagne.

With one of the world’s most diversified portfolios of quality wines, our brands span four continents, including Jacob’s Creek and St Hugo in Australia, Brancott Estate, Stoneleigh and Church Road in New Zealand, Campo Viejo in Spain and Kenwood Vineyard in the United States.

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About Trellis.

Trellis promotes the most sustainable, resilient and efficient global food and drink chains. Using artificial intelligence and advanced machine learning technologies, Trellis helps leading food and beverage manufacturers improve supply chain economics, reduce waste and minimize environmental impact while continuously improving quality. Led by a team of data specialists, AI scientists, mathematicians, agronomists and food industry experts, the Trellis Cloud platform was specifically developed taking into account the complexity of the food industry supply chain to identify inefficiencies and strategically transform large food companies. The accuracy of the Trellis platform is based on over 1.5 million production seasons, over 50,000 simulated harvests, over 10,000 optimized data blocks and over 5 million daily data points. The company is based in Tel Aviv and is headquartered in California. Trellis serves international organizations in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.


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