Constellation Brands, Inc., headquartered in Victor, New York, is the worlds largest wine company with brands across the wine, beer and spirits categories. 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; the largest premium wine company in the U.S.; the largest wine company in the U.K., Australia 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 Mexicos Grupo Modelo. Constellation Brands had sales of more than $3.77 billion in fiscal year 2008.