Denver, CO, February 13, 2019 – Integrated Beverage Group (IBG), owners of Great Oregon Wine Company, Duck Pond Cellars, Rascal and Replica, today announced the appointment of Patrick Larkin as President, reporting into CEO Ari Walker. Mr. Larkin joins IBG from VOSS Water, where he served as Senior Vice President for the Americas, leading VOSS to a preeminent luxury water brand in top restaurants and hotels across the United States. In his new role, Mr. Larkin will prioritize growth of IBG’s on premise business.
“Patrick brings unique insights to IBG regarding the needs of restaurants, hotels and distributors. He will begin making our business better on day one,” said IBG CEO Ari Walker.
Prior to his pivotal role at VOSS, Patrick had a successful career as a leader in beer wholesale distribution, including executive roles with New York-based Manhattan Beer Distributors and The Coors Brewing Company. “I am truly excited to join Ari and the outstanding team at IBG. The portfolio of fine wines is truly unique, and the company’s passion for quality is unsurpassed,” Mr. Larkin said. “The chance to join this team is an incredible opportunity. Working with passionate sales and marketing professionals, while contributing to the advancement of the company’s portfolio of outstanding brands is something I am very much looking forward to.”
In the past 12 months IBG has made a number of significant moves in the market including the purchase of more than 300 acres of mature vineyards in Oregon. With this purchase, IBG established estate vineyards for their Rascal, Great Oregon Wine Company and Duck Pond Cellars brands. The company also acquired Oregon’s iconic Duck Pond Cellars brand along with the company’s Dundee winery, now the winery’s headquarters. With these acquisitions, IBG estimates they are among the top five producers of wine in the state of Oregon.
About Integrated Beverage Group
Integrated Beverage Group (IBG) is known for delivering handcrafted wines with extraordinary value to today’s discerning wine consumers. Founded in 2015, IBG focuses on quality throughout the entire supply chain with their portfolio of wines certified by the Clean Label Project. With proprietary disruptive winemaking technology and an innovative sales and marketing platform, IBG creates accessible wine brands including Great Oregon Wine Company®, Rascal®, Lil’ Rascal® cans, Replica® and Swing Set™. For more information on IBG, visit integratedbev.com. IBG farms 385 acres in Oregon’s Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley and Umpqua Valley.