VICTOR, N.Y., April 8, 2013 - Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), the world's leading premium wine company, today announced it received two industry on-premise awards of distinction which honor beverage companies that supply restaurants and hotel chains. The company was named the 2012 Cheers "Supplier of the Year" and the 2012 VIBE "Supplier Excellence Award" in the large wine company category. This was the second year in a row that Constellation received the honors from both organizations.

"We are deeply gratified to be recognized by our customers with both of these industry awards," said Jay Wright, chief operating officer, Constellation Brands. "We constantly strive to provide our customers with outstanding service and to offer them brands that people love. Being recognized with these awards is a great compliment to our account teams, which not only view their accounts as customers but also as true partners."

Sponsored by Cheers magazine, a leading on-premise trade magazine, the Supplier of the Year awards are presented to beverage alcohol companies that supply products and services to full-service chain restaurants. Companies are nominated and voted upon by the Cheers Editorial Advisory Board comprised of 40 leading chain restaurant beverage executives.

The VIBE award recognizes beverage supplier partners demonstrating the ultimate professionalism and knowledge of on-premise accounts. The award honors those firms delivering stellar assistance to customers in reaching their beverage sales and marketing objectives.

About Constellation Brands

Constellation Brands is the world's leading premium wine company that achieves success through an unmatched knowledge of wine consumers, storied brands that suit varied lives and tastes, and more than 4,400 talented employees worldwide. With a broad portfolio of widely admired premium products across the wine, beer and spirits categories, Constellation's brand portfolio includes Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Inniskillin, Franciscan Estate, Mark West, Ruffino, Simi, Estancia, Corona Extra, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky and SVEDKA Vodka.

Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B) is a S&P 500 Index and Fortune 1000® company with more than 100 brands in our portfolio, sales in about 100 countries and operations in approximately 40 facilities. The company believes that industry leadership involves a commitment to our brands, to the trade, to the land, to investors and to different people around the world who turn to our products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. We express this commitment through our vision: to elevate life with every glass raised. To learn more about Constellation, visit the company's website at

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