Constellation to Report Second Quarter Earnings September 25, 2002 And Host Conference Call September 26, 2002

FAIRPORT, N.Y., Sep 13, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B) announced that it will be reporting financial results for the Second Quarter ended August 31, 2002, on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 after market hours. A conference call to discuss the Second Quarter financial results will be hosted by Richard Sands, Chairman and CEO and Tom Summer, Executive Vice President and CFO on Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern. The news media is invited to listen-only on this call.

The conference call can be accessed by dialing 412-858-4600. 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. If you are unable to participate in the conference call, there will be a replay available by dialing 412-858-1440 from approximately 1:00 p.m. (Eastern) on Thursday, September 26, 2002 through 12:00 a.m. (Eastern) on Friday, October 4, 2002.

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About Constellation

Constellation Brands, Inc. is a leading producer and marketer of beverage alcohol brands, with a broad portfolio of wines, spirits and imported beers. The Company is the largest single-source supplier of these products in the United States, and both a major producer and independent drinks wholesaler in the United Kingdom. Well-known brands in Constellation's portfolio include: Corona Extra, Pacifico, Modelo Especial, St. Pauli Girl, Black Velvet, Fleischmann's, Schenley, Ten High, Franciscan Oakville Estate, Simi, Estancia, Ravenswood, Alice White, Talus, Vendange, Almaden, Arbor Mist, Stowells of Chelsea and Blackthorn.

SOURCE Constellation Brands, Inc.

CONTACT: Emilio Ruocco, +1-585-218-3667
or Mark Maring, +1-585-218-3668
both of Constellation Brands, Inc.

URL: http://www.cbrands.com