Constellation to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year Earnings and Host Conference Call April 12, 2001

FAIRPORT, N.Y., March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ, STZ.B) announced that it will be reporting financial results for the Fourth Quarter and the Full Year ended February 28, 2001, on Thursday, April 12, 2001. A conference call to discuss the Fourth Quarter and Full Year financial results and expectations for Fiscal Year 2002, will be hosted by Richard Sands, Chairman and CEO and Tom Summer, CFO on Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. EST. The news media is invited to listen-only on this call.

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The conference call can be accessed by dialing (800) 860-2442. A live listen-only web cast of the conference call is available on the internet at the Company's web site, http://www.cbrands.com under Investor Information, and at http://www.streetfusion.com. If you are unable to participate in the conference call, there will be a replay available by dialing (877) 344-7529 from approximately 12:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, April 12, 2001 through 12:00 a.m. EST Friday, April 20, 2001.

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About Constellation

Constellation Brands, Inc., is a leader in the production and marketing of beverage alcohol brands in North America and the United Kingdom and is a leading independent drinks wholesaler in the United Kingdom. As the second largest supplier of wine, the second largest importer of beer and the fourth largest supplier of distilled spirits, Constellation Brands, Inc., is the largest single-source supplier of these products in the United States. With its broad product portfolio, composed of brands in all major beverage alcohol categories, Constellation believes it is distinctly positioned to satisfy an array of consumer preferences. Leading brands in Constellation's portfolio include: Franciscan Oakville Estate, Simi, Estancia, Alice White, Almaden, Arbor Mist, Talus, Vendange, Black Velvet, Fleischmann's, Schenley, Ten High, Stowells of Chelsea, Blackthorn and the number one imported beer, Corona Extra. SOURCE Constellation Brands, Inc.

CONTACT: Mark Maring, VP - Investor Relations of Constellation Brands, Inc., 716-218-2169/