Constellation to Report Second Quarter Earnings and Host Conference Call Sept. 30, 2004

FAIRPORT, N.Y., Sept. 16 /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 the second quarter ended Aug. 31, 2004, on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, immediately after market hours. A conference call to discuss the financial results and outlook will be hosted by Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Richard Sands and Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Tom Summer on Sept. 30, 2004, at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern).

The conference call can be accessed by dialing +1-412-858-4600 beginning at 4:50 p.m. (Eastern). A live listen-only web cast of the conference call will be available on the Internet at the Company's Web site, http://www.cbrands.com, in the Investors section. Financial and statistical information discussed in the conference call, and a reconciliation of any reported (GAAP) financial measures with comparable or non-GAAP financial measures, will also be available when the call begins on the Company's Web site under Investors by selecting Financial Information/Financial Reports. If you are unable to participate in the conference call, there will be a replay available on the Company's Web site.

Constellation Brands, Inc. is a leading international producer and marketer of beverage alcohol brands with a broad portfolio across the wine, spirits and imported beer categories. Constellation Brands is also the largest fine wine company in the United States. Well-known brands in Constellation's beverage alcohol portfolio include: Corona Extra, Pacifico, St. Pauli Girl, Black Velvet, Fleischmann's, Mr. Boston, Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy, Franciscan Oakville Estate, Estancia, Simi, Ravenswood, Blackstone, Banrock Station, Hardys, Nobilo, Alice White, Vendange, Almaden, Arbor Mist, Stowells and Blackthorn.

CONTACT:
Mike Martin
Constellation Brands, Inc.
585-218-3669