Awards

Constellation's brands and people consistently rise to the top as some of the best in the industry. This excellence has led to a number of industry awards and accolades for our people, companies and brands. Some recent highlights include:

 

2014

2014 Beverage Information Group’s Growth Brand Awards

13 of our brands won awards from the Beverage Information Group: 

Established Growth Award: SVEDKA, Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi, Estancia, Ruffino.

Fast Track Award: Black Box, Diseno, Kim Crawford, Mark West and Rex Goliath.

Rising Star Awards: Arbor Mist Frozen Wine Cocktails, Ooh La La, The Dreaming Tree, Thorny Rose

 

2013

Wine.com Top 100 List

Four of our brands made this list, which is based entirely on customer preferences, including: Kim Crawford 2012 Sauvignon Blanc (#12), Ruffino 2009 Modus (#14), Robert Mondavi 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (#34), and Franciscan 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon (#57).

 

2013 World Value Wine Challenge

Our brands received 37 medals in the most comprehensive competition in the U.S. for wines priced at less than $20. Gold medals, 90+ point scores, and "Best Buy" distinctions were awarded to Robert Mondavi Private Selection and Rex Goliath.

 

Air New Zealand Wine Awards

Kim Crawford Small Parcels Methode 2009 was awarded a Pure Elite Gold medal, while Little Harvest 2013 Sparkling, Drylands 2013 Pinot Gris, The Peoples 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Kim Crawford 2013 Small Parcels Sauvignon Blanc, Selaks 2012 Reserve Chardonnay, and Kim Crawford 2012 Chardonnay also took home medals at New Zealand's most prestigious wine show.

 

2012 Impact Blue Chip Awards

Modelo Especial, Corona Light, Pacifico, SVEDKA Vodka, Estancia, Robert Mondavi Private Selection, and Ruffino

 

2012 Impact Hot Prospect Awards

Diseño, Primal Roots, Ruffino Prosecco, The Dreaming Tree and Thorny Rose

 

Joel Peterson Named to Most Influential List 

Joel Peterson, SVP and founder of Ravenswood Winery, was recognized as one of the “20 Most Admired People in the North American Wine Industry” by Vineyard & Winery Management magazine.

 

Corona Named Most Valuable Latin American Brand 

BrandZ, a brand management index that analyzes global business trends and consumption changes, named Corona as top in "brand value" and Latin America's most valuable brand.

 

Jackson-Triggs Named Top Canadian Producer

The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) named Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Top Canadian Producer of the Year at its 44th annual event in London, England.

 

Best New Wine Product

The Dreaming Tree was awarded the prestigious distinction of "Best New Wine Product" by Market Watch.

 

Rob Sands- International Executive of the Year

President and CEO Rob Sands named International Executive of the Year by Greater Rochester Enterprise.

 

Cheers Beverage Group Supplier of the Year Award

Constellation Brands received the Supplier of the Year Award for Best Large Wine Company.

 

2012 Impact Hot Brand Awards

We won 11 Hot Brand Awards from Impact magazine: Modelo Especial (19th win), SVEDKA (11th win), Black Box (8th win), Kim Crawford (6th win), Rex Goliath (5th win), Nobilo (4th win), Simi (4th win), Mark West (3rd win), and 3 brands that have won for  the first time - Simply Naked, Woodbridge, and Ruffino.

 

Beverage Information Group's 2012 Growth Brand Awards

11 of our brands won 2013 Growth Brand awards from the Beverage Information Group:

Established Growth Award: Woodbridge and SVEDKA

Fast Track Award: Black Box, Kim Crawford, Mark West and Rex Goliath

Rising Star Award: Arbor Mist Frozen Wine Cocktails, Thorny Rose, The Dreaming Tree, Primal Roots and Simply Naked

 

SymphonyIRI's 2012 Top 30 Momentum Table Wine Brands

We had nine brands on this list this year: Black Box (#6), Rex Goliath (#8), Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi (#12), The Dreaming Tree (#19), Vendange (box) (#21), Mark West (#24), Clos du Bois (#25), Nobilo (#26) and Simply Naked (#30). This list is compiled each year by the Symphony IRI Group, which uses certain U.S. sales criteria to rank brands with high volume and value as well as fast growth rates.

 

SymphonyIRI's 2012 Top 20 New Table Wine Brands

This list, also compiled by the Symphony IRI Group, ranked Thorny Rose #7 and Ooh La La #10 among 2012's new table wine brands. The list uses U.S. sales data to rank the fastest selling new brands released in 2012.

 

Vibe Supplier Excellence Award

Constellation Brands received the Supplier Excellence Award in the wine company category.

 

2012

Wine.com Top 100 List

Four of our brands made this list, which is based entirely on customer preferences, including: Robert Mondavi 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (#8), Ruffino 2009 Modus (#28), Mount Veeder Winery 2006 Reserve Red (#44), and Kim Crawford 2011 Sauvignon Blanc (#81).

 

2011 Impact Blue Chip Awards

SVEDKA Vodka, Estancia, Robert Mondavi Private Selection, Modelo Especial, Corona Light, and Pacifico

 

2011 Impact Hot Prospect Awards

Simply Naked, Primal Roots, The Dreaming Tree, blüfeld, and Diseno

 

Air New Zealand Wine Awards

The Kim Crawford 2012 Small Parcels Spitfire Sauvignon Blanc and the Drylands 2012 Dry Riesling both won Pure Gold medals at New Zealand’s most prestigious wine show. 

 

Market Watch Magazine's Beer Brand of the Year

Modelo Especial

 

Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Excellence

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate Entourage 2008 Sparkling and Inniskillin Niagara 2008 Riesling Icewine

 

VIBE Supplier Excellence Award

Constellation received the Supplier Excellence and Supplier of the Year Award.

 

2011 Impact "Hot Brand" Awards

Black Box, Franciscan Estate, Kim Crawford, Modelo Especial, SVEDKA Vodka and Victoria each took home this award.


Beverage Information Group's 2012 Growth Brand Award

blüfeld, The Dreaming Tree, Primal Roots, Rioja Vega and Simply Naked each took home the Rising Star Award; Black Box, Kim Crawford and SVEDKA each won the Fast Track Award; and Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi captured the Established Growth Brand Award.

 

Cheers Beverage Group Supplier of the Year Award

Constellation Wines U.S. received the Supplier of the Year Award for Best Large Wine Company.

 

2011

Wine Spectator Top Wines of 2011

The 2008 Robert Mondavi Winery Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon was #20 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2011 List. The magazine also named the 2010 Drylands Sauvignon Blanc one of the Top 100 Outstanding Values of 2011, and three The Hogue Cellars wines- the 2010 Columbia Valley Late Harvest Riesling, the 2009 Columbia Valley Riesling, and the 2010 Columbia Valley Pinot Gris- and Estancia's 2009 Monterey County Pinnacles Ranches Chardonnay made the "The Biggest Bargains of 2011" list.  

 

Wine.com Top 100 List

Five of Constellation's brands made this list, which is based entirely on customer preferences, including: Robert Mondavi 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (#79), Ravenswood 2007 Old Hill Ranch Zinfandel (#94), Ruffino 2007 Modus (#95), Kim Crawford 2010 Sauvignon Blanc (#96), and Ravenswood 2006 Pickberry Vineyards (#97). 

 

The Beverage Forum

Richard and Rob Sands were given the Beverage Forum Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

Drinks International Most Admired Wine Brands

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi was named #6 and Inniskillin was named #7 in the North American Top 10. Both brands were also included in the Top 50 Wine Brands in the World list (Woodbridge #42 and Inniskillin #48).

 

2011 Power 100 List
Intangible Business, an independent brand valuation consultancy, named Constellation 2011's #8 Biggest Brand Owner in the wine and spirits sector. Robert Mondavi was named the #3 Most Powerful Wine Brand; SVEDKA was named the #4 Most Powerful Vodka Brand; Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy was named the #7 Most Powerful Brandy Brand; and Black Velvet Canadian Whisky was named the #18 Most Powerful Whisky Brand.uation consultancydsdfasdfa 

 

The Beverage Forum
Rob Sands, President and CEO, and Richard Sands, Chairman of the Board, received The Beverage Forum's Lifetime Achievement Award, which is given to individuals who, through their lifetime efforts, have materially changed the beverage landscape.

 

Beverage Information Group's 2011 Growth Brand Awards
blüfeld took home the Rising Star Award; SVEDKA, Black Box, Kim Crawford each won the Fast Track Award; and Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi and Cook's captured the Established Growth Brand Award.

 

2010 Impact "Hot Brand" Awards

Modelo Especial, SVEDKA, Black Box, Kim Crawford, and Rex Goliath each took home this award. SVEDKA also won the 2010 Impact #1 Fastest Growing Spirits Brand award.

 

Culinary Institute of America Vintners Hall of Fame

California Zinfandel pioneer and Ravenswood Founding Winemaker Joel Peterson was inducted for his significant contributions to the California wine industry.

 

Cheers Beverage Group Supplier of the Year Award

Constellation Wines U.S. received the Supplier of the Year Award for Best Large Wine Company.

 

2010

Best Large Liquor Supplier

Progressive Enterprises Ltd., one of New Zealand's largest and most successful supermarket organizations, named Constellation New Zealand their "Best Large Liquor Supplier" for 2010.

 

2009 Impact "Blue Chip Brands"

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Robert Mondavi Private Selection, Blackstone, Estancia, SVEDKA, Modelo Especial, and Corona Light were named 2010 IMPACT "Blue Chip Brands" as some of the industry's most exciting and valued brands. Criteria for the award include at least 500,000 nine-liter case depletions, at least $25 million in gross margin, and ten consecutive years of growth.

 

Wine & Spirits Industry Memorial Award
CEO Rob Sands was honored with the Dr. Louis Berger Memorial Award at the 33rd Annual Wine & Spirits Industry's Gala.

 

Wine Star Winemaker of the Year Award

Genevieve Janssens, Director of Winemaking for Robert Mondavi Winery, received the 2010 Wine Star Winemaker of the Year award from Wine Enthusiast magazine.

 

San Francisco International Wine Competition

Constellation wines and wineries won a number of awards, including a Best in Show Award for Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate 2007 Proprietor's Reserve Vidal Icewine for Best Dessert Wine; a Best of Nation Award (Canada) for Inniskillin; and a Best of Nation Award (Germany) for blufeld.

 

2010 Power 100 List
Constellation was ranked the No. 7 biggest brand owner in the world; Robert Mondavi Winery was named the No. 3 Most Powerful Wine Brand; Hardys was named the No. 5 Most Powerful Wine Brand; SVEDKA was named the No. 7 Most Powerful Vodka Brand; Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy was named the #8 Most Powerful Brandy Brand; and Black Velvet Canadian Whisky was named the No. 18 Most Powerful Whisky Brand.

 

The Beverage Information Group's Growth Brand Awards
SVEDKA, Black Box, Le Terre, Kim Crawford and VACA were all given the 2010 Adams Growth Brand award.

 

The Ultimate Wine Challenge

Trophies were awarded to Nobilo, Hogue Cellars Genesis, Simi, Clos du Bois, and Ravenswood.

 

2009

Wine Enthusiast Magazine Man of the Year Awards
Rob Sands named Man of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine on January 26, 2009.

 

Adams Growth Brand Awards
SVEDKA, Black Box, Le Terre, Kim Crawford and VACA were all given the 2009 Adams Growth Brand award.

 

Featured Wines at 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Dinner

The 2005 Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Inniskillin Gold Oak Aged Vidal Icewine were served at the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize dinner.

 

Wine Spectator 96 Points

The 2006 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve was awarded 96 points by Wine Spectator magazine, the highest score the winery has ever received from the publication.

 

The Beverage Information Group Growth Brand Awards
Constellation brands won three Rising Star Awards (Red Guitar, Diseno and Paso Creek), four Fast Track Awards (Kim Crawford Wines, Nobilo, SVEDKA and Black Box), and six Established Brand Awards (Estancia Estates, Ruffino, Simi, Toasted Head, La Terre and The Hogue Cellars).

 

Decanter Magazine Power List
Richard Sands named No. 1 on Decanter's Power List of the top 50 people influencing the world of wine.

 

Impact Hot Brands Awards
Award-winning brands from Constellation's portfolio: Black Box, Rex Goliath, J Roget, Night Harvest by RH Phillips, Marcus James, Kim Crawford, SVEDKA, Modelo Especial and Corona Light.

 

Intangible Business Powerful Wine Brands
Constellation ranked No. 7 on the Biggest Brand Owners List. Four Constellation Brands - Hardys (No. 2), Robert Mondavi (No. 5), Kumala (No. 15), and Banrock Station (No. 16) - ranked in the Top 20 Most Powerful Wine Brands list by Intangible Business. Paul Masson was ranked No. 8 in the Most Powerful Brandy Brands category, and Black Velvet Canadian Whisky was ranked No. 20 in the Most Powerful Whisky Brands category.

 

“Judgment of Montreal”
Thirty-three years after the "Judgment of Paris" - the famous tasting that revolutionized the reputation of New World wines - the "Judgment of Montreal" experts' tasting earned a surprise win for Le Clos Jordanne's Claystone Terrace Chardonnay 2005. Unbeknownst to the judges, the Canadian wine was slipped into a blind tasting of California and French wines and won top honors.

 

San Francisco International Wine Competition
Constellation wines and wineries won a number of awards, including the "Portfolio Award" for excellence across a wide spectrum of brands for Constellation Wines U.S., The Tasting Panel Magazine "Winery of the Year" award for Clos du Bois Winery, and Best Canadian Winery for Jackson-Triggs.

 

Vinitaly 2009
Inniskillin was awarded the wine industry's "world cup" by winning gold at the 17th Annual International Wine Competition at Vinitaly 2009.

 

2008

The Beverage Information Group Growth Brand Awards
The Beverage Information Group (formerly the Adams Beverage Group) awarded Constellation with 18 Growth Brand Awards. Winning brands include Nobilo, Simi, Black Box, Monkey Bay, Red Guitar, 3 Blind Moose, Wild Horse, Toasted Head, Blackstone, Estancia, Robert Mondavi Private Selection, Ruffino, Clos du Bois, SVEDKA Vodka, Wide Eye Schnapps, Kajmir, Skol Vodka and Fleischmann's Vodka.

 

Impact Hot Brands Awards
Constellation brands named Hot Brands include Modelo Especial (15th consecutive year as a Hot Brand), Nobilo, Black Box, Kim Crawford and SVEDKA.

 

Intangible Business Powerful Wine Brands
Four Constellation Brands- Hardys (No. 2), Robert Mondavi (No. 4), Banrock Station (No. 13), and Kumala (No. 17) - ranked in the Top 20 Most Powerful Wine Brands list by Intangible Business. Paul Masson was ranked No. 8 in the Most Powerful Brandy Brands category.

 

Meininger Vertag “Meininger Award”
Richard Sands, Chairman of the Board for Constellation Brands, is given the "Meininger Award - Excellence in Wine & Spirit." The award is presented by Meininger Verlag, the leading European trade publisher for publications on wine and beverages, based in Neustadt an der WeinstraBe, Germany. Richard is honored for the unprecedented expansion of Constellation Brands, which has become the largest producer of wine in the world.

 

2007

Fortune Magazine
Constellation Brands named to Fortune magazine's 25th annual Most Admired Companies list. Constellation Brands ranked fifth in the beverage category.

 

Impact Hot Brands Awards
Constellation Brands is awarded Hot Brand Awards for SVEDKA Vodka, Black Box, Estancia, Toasted Head, Simi, Geyser Peak, 3 Blind Moose, Banrock Station, Kim Crawford, Modelo Especial and Nobilo.

 

Intangible Business Powerful Wine Brands
Three Constellation wine brands - Hardys, Robert Mondavi, and Banrock Station - ranked in the Top 15 Most Powerful Wine Brands list by Intangible Business. Paul Masson ranked No. 9 on the Most Powerful Brandy Brands list.

 

2006

Impact Hot Brands Awards
Nine Constellation brands won Impact magazine's 2006 Hot Brands Awards. Wine brand winners include Black Box, La Terre, Nobilo and Simi. Beer brands awarded were Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo and Pacifico.

 

2005

Adams Growth Brand Awards
Adams gives 14 awards to Constellation wine, spirits, and beer brands, more than any competitor. Winners include Barton Vodka, Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy, Skol Vodka, Chi-Chi's, Estancia, Robert Mondavi Private Selection, Alice White, Ravenswood, Blackstone, Hardys, Black Box, Nobilo, Papio and Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi.                         

 

Adams Growth Brand Awards
Four Modelo brands win Adams Growth Brands Awards, including Corona Extra, Corona Light, Pacifico and Modelo Especial.

 

Decanter Magazine Power List
Richard Sands named No. 1 on Decanter's Power List of the top 50 people influencing the world of wine.

   

Impact Blue Chip Brand Awards
Three Constellation wine brands - Robert Mondavi Private Selection, Blackstone and Ravenswood - are named Blue Chip Brands by Impact newsletter.

                                                                                                
Impact Hot Brands Awards
Impact Hot Brands Awards go to seven Constellation wines- Blackstone, Ravenswood, La Terre, Covey Run, Simi, Alice White and Hardys - and two beers - Negra Modelo and Modelo Especial.

 

Market Watch Industry Leader of the Year
Market Watch named Constellation CEO Richard Sands Industry Leader of the Year.

 

2004

Adams Growth Brands Awards
Constellation garnered 14 Adams Growth Brands Awards, more than any other company in 2004. The Adams Growth Brands winners are Alice White, Blackstone, Hardys, Ravenswood, Montezuma Tequila, Arbor Mist Wine Blenders, Nobilo, Estancia, Barton Vodka, Paul Masson Brandy, Skol Vodka, Richard's Wild Irish Rose, Fleischmann's Royal Vodka and Crystal Palace Vodka.

 

Impact Hot Brands Awards
Constellation Brands earned eight Impact Hot Brands Awards, scoring more Hot Brand designations in 2004 than any other company. The Impact Hot Brand winners included Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Alice White, Arbor Mist, Blackstone, Hardys and Ravenswood.

 

2003

Adams Growth Brands Awards
Constellation garnered 17 Adams Growth Brands Awards, more than any other company in 2003. The Adams Growth Brands winners are Paul Masson Cream Liqueurs, Banrock Station, Alice White, Blackstone, Montezuma Tequila, Northern Light, Manischewitz, Taylor Dessert, J. Roget, Taylor Lake Country, Covey Run, La Terre, Barton Vodka, Paul Masson Brandy, Skol Vodka, Chi-Chi's and Arbor Mist.

 
Impact Hot Brands Awards
Constellation earned eight Impact Hot Brands Awards, more than any other company. The Impact Hot Brand winners included Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Alice White, Ravenswood, Banrock Station, Estancia and Blackstone.

 

International Executive of the Year
Rob Sands named Rochester's International Executive of the Year on May 13, 2003.

 

2002

Impact Hot Brands Awards
Constellation set records with 11 Impact Hot Brands Awards in 2002, receiving more Hot Brand designations than any other company. Winners included Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo, Pacifico, K Cider, Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy, Alice White, Ravenswood, Banrock Station and Blackstone.

 

Large Beverage Company of the Year
Constellation Brands awarded Large Beverage Company of the Year at the 2002 Beverage Forum.

 

Wine Enthusiast Magazine Man of the Year Award
Richards Sands named Wine Enthusiast magazine's Man of the Year on January 14, 2002.

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