At its core, strategic wine partnerships focus on building lasting and impactful partnerships within our industry. Our goal is to drive and support industry growth by building capabilities and sharing capacities to foster innovation, bolster quality, and enhance offerings to the consumer.
At Constellation, we’re always looking to deliver what’s next – and for partners who think the same way. Strategic partnerships is an extension of that belief, offering our expertise and resources to companies and brands looking to push boundaries with us.
Our scope of offerings includes co-packing, wine storage, and custom crush – the latter helping many in our industry create innovative and new-to-world products each and every harvest season.
Together, these services combine to drive speed to market, support capacity growth in a manner that avoids costly capital investments, and drives sustainable and efficient packaging.
Our partnerships create mutually beneficial relationships that enhance revenues, enable cost savings, and diminish operating overheads
Leveraging shared resources, capabilities and strengths, these sustainable and strategic partnerships build scale, enhance core competencies, and collectively grow our industry.
For over three years, Strategic Wine Partnerships worked with over 200 partners, resulting in the creation of close to 50 new product lines.
In recent years, Constellation has made strategic investments to enhance Custom Crush capabilities. With our vast capacity and in-house, state-of-the-art equipment, we offer Custom Crush capacity across North Coast, Napa, Lodi, and the Central Coast.
In addition to Custom Crush, Constellation offers juice, shipping or bulk wine storage this harvest within the luxury, mid-tier and commercial segments.
Soledad: Super Premium and Luxury
Gonzales: Premium and Super Premium
Woodbridge: Premium and Super Premium
Quarry: Premium and Super Premium
At our facility in Gonzales, we offer capacity up to 15,000 tons. The winery is focused on large volume, high quality premium and super premium red and white winemaking.
At our facility in Woodbridge, we have just started to offer Custom Crush The winery is focused on large volume, high quality and able to work with all styles: Early Picked Fruit, Balanced and Ripe. Our winemaking includes Pinot Grigio with clean aromatic characteristics, abundant with citrus and fruity aromas. Reds (done in 200 ton fermenter increments), we can centrifuge off and ship out. Also, we can store up to 108,000 gallons or 216,000 gallons increments. At Woodbridge, we ferment in 62k tanks (~50k gallon ferment) minimum then either rack clean or top up.
At our facility in southern Sonoma county, we offer capacity up to 8,000 tons produced primarily with solar power. The winery specializes in high quality premium and super premium red winemaking. Our facility features flexibility in production volumes with stainless fermentation tanks ranging from 750 gallons to 13,000 gallons and includes 54 open top fermenters.
At our facility in Soledad, we offer capacity up to 5,000 tons of super premium to luxury red and white winemaking. One of the capabilities that sets us apart is our temperature controlled open top fermentation with pneumatic punch down (15 to 30 tons). Additionally, we offer jacketed, temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks for fermentation and storage from 1,700 to 58,000 gallons. And, white wine barrel fermentation, along with white and red barrel aging.
Constellation Brands offers industry-leading technology and several state-of-the-art machines, including the following:
In addition to our equipment capabilities we have robust systems and best-practice procedures around the following areas:
Spinning Cone Technology
In addition to Custom Crush, we offer alcohol reduction year-round through our Spinning Cone at Gonzales.
We also offer long or short-term wine storage in capacities of 10,000-350,000 gallons at Soledad.
Our solids management technology includes centrifugation, high solids cross-flow filtration, cross-flow filtration and flotation.
Monica Belavic - General Manager, Central Coast Winemaking & Operations
Jason Becker - Senior Winemaker, Gonzales
Yamil Sales - Director of Operations, Gonzales
Tess Deacon - Senior Winemaker, Soledad
George Cain - Director of Operations, Soledad
Tony Sanfillipo - General Manager
Erick Schultz - Director of Winemaking
Jeff Moeckly - Senior Manager Cellar Operations
Melanie Walker - Senior Winemaker
Betsy Gilliland - Senior Winemaker
Chris Leamy - Senior Winemaker