Canandaigua, NY, January 12, 2000 -- Mike Jaeger has joined Canandaigua Wine Company as Group President of Table Wines. This appointment completes the Company’s management team reporting to President and CEO, Jon Moramarco.

Mr. Jaeger brings over 15 years of diverse experience in consumer packaged goods marketing. He has been with Sutter Home Winery where he was responsible for the marketing and strategic direction of their five table wine brands, non-alcohol wine, and food product lines. Before joining Sutter Home Winery, Mr. Jaeger was responsible for leading the development of Joseph E. Seagram & Sons’ California wine portfolio.

“We are pleased to announce Mike’s appointment not only because of the depth of experience he will bring to our table wine group, but also because we are confident that our extensive search has yielded us a valuable and capable addition to our management team,” commented Jon Moramarco, President and CEO. “Mike has full profit and loss responsibility for a very large and distinct part of our business. His past performance and proven leadership have prepared him amply for this role.”

The Table Wine Group under Mr. Jaeger’s direction will be moving from Canandaigua, New York to California by August 2000. Canandaigua Wine Company will select a location accessible to their six California wineries.

Canandaigua Wine Company, headquartered in Canandaigua, New York, is the second largest producer of wine in the United States with a portfolio of over 50 specialty and table wine brands. The Company is a division of Canandaigua Brands, Inc. Canandaigua Brands, Inc., headquartered in Fairport, New York, is a leader in the production, marketing and distribution of beverage alcohol products in North America and the United Kingdom.

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Erin Daniele, Manager of Communication
Telephone: 800-836-9463 (800-836-WINE)