Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

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9 Months Ended
Nov. 30, 2020
Dec. 31, 2020
Entity Central Index Key 0000016918  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2021  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-28  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Nov. 30, 2020  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 001-08495  
Entity Registrant Name CONSTELLATION BRANDS, INC.  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE  
Entity Tax Identification Number 16-0716709  
Entity Address, Address Line One 207 High Point Drive  
Entity Address, Address Line Two Building 100  
Entity Address, City or Town Victor  
Entity Address, State or Province NY  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 14564  
City Area Code 585  
Local Phone Number 678-7100  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Class A    
Title of 12(b) Security Class A Common Stock  
Trading Symbol STZ  
Security Exchange Name NYSE  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   170,029,096
Class B    
Title of 12(b) Security Class B Common Stock  
Trading Symbol STZ.B  
Security Exchange Name NYSE  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   23,268,443
Class 1    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   611,186