Constellation Brands to Report Second Quarter Fiscal 2009 Earnings, Host Conference Call October 2, 2008

FAIRPORT, N.Y., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ, ASX: CBR), a leading international producer and marketer of beverage alcohol brands, announced today it will report financial results for its fiscal second quarter, ended Aug. 31, 2008, on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, before the open of U.S. markets. A conference call to discuss the financial results and outlook will be hosted by President and Chief Executive Officer Rob Sands and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Bob Ryder, at 10:00 a.m. eastern time, Oct. 2, 2008.

The conference call can be accessed by dialing +973-935-8505 beginning at 9:50 a.m. (eastern). A live, listen-only webcast of the conference call will be available on the Internet at the company's Web site, www.cbrands.com, in the Investors section. Financial and statistical information discussed in the conference call, and a reconciliation of reported (GAAP) financial measures with comparable or non-GAAP financial measures, will also be available on the company's Web site when the call begins, under Investors and by selecting Financial Information/Financial History. For anyone unable to participate in the conference call, a replay will be available on the company's Web site.

About Constellation Brands

Constellation Brands, Inc. is a leading international producer and marketer of beverage alcohol in the wine, spirits and imported beer categories, with significant market presence in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia and New Zealand. Based in Fairport, N.Y., the company has more than 250 brands, sales in about 150 countries and operates more than 60 facilities worldwide. It is also the largest wine producer in the world and an S&P 500 Index and Fortune 500(R) company. Major brands in the company's portfolio include Corona, Black Velvet, SVEDKA Vodka, Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Ravenswood, Blackstone, Hardys, Banrock Station, Nobilo, Kim Crawford, Inniskillin, Jackson-Triggs and Arbor Mist. To learn more about the company and its products visit Constellation's Web site at www.cbrands.com.

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