International Wine Associates Served As Advisor To Constellation Brands, Inc. In The Sale For Up To $ 209 Million Of Certain California And Pacific Northwest Assets To Ascentia Wine Estates, A California Based Private Firm

Healdsburg, California – 10 June, 2008 – Robert Nicholson, the principal of International Wine Associates, the mergers and acquisitions firm that specializes in the wine industry, announced today that IWA served as advisor to Constellation Brands, Inc., a leading international producer and marketer of beverage alcohol, in the sale for up to $209 million of certain California and Pacific Northwest Wine Assets to Ascentia Wine Estates, a Sonoma, California based private firm.

Included in the sale are assets for the following brands: Geyser Peak, Buena Vista, Gary Farrell, Atlas Peak and XYZin in California, Columbia Winery and Covey Run in Washington State, and Ste. Chapelle in Idaho. Collectively, these brands represented approximately one million cases of wine sold in calendar year 2007.