Constellation Brands, Inc.
, headquartered in Victor, New York
, is the largest wine company in the world with a broad portfolio of premium and mass-market wine
brands, imported beer
and other beverage alcohol products.
History and description
The company was established in 1945 by Marvin Sands in the Finger Lakes
region of New York as Canandaigua Industries Company. Since that time, the company has grown through internal expansion and by acquisitions across all segments of the beverage alcohol industry.
Constellation Brands is the largest wine producer in the world; and Canada; the second largest wine company in New Zealand; the largest beer importer and marketer in the U.S. through its Crown Imports joint venture with Mexico’s Grupo Modelo
. Constellation Brands had sales of more than $3.77 billion in fiscal year 2008. It operates approximately 50 production facilities, employs approximately 8,200 and sells and markets its products worldwide.
The company has a portfolio of more than 200 brands across the wine, beer and spirits categories.Major wine brands include Robert Mondavi
, Hardys, Clos du Bois, Ravenswood, Blackstone, Banrock Station, Nobilo, Kim Crawford, Inniskillin
and Arbor Mist
. Major beer brands include Corona
, Modelo Especial
and Negra Modelo
, St. Pauli Girl