Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information
3 Months Ended
May 31, 2012
Jun. 30, 2012
Class A Common Stock [Member]
Jun. 30, 2012
Class 1 Common Stock [Member]
Jun. 30, 2012
Class B Convertible Common Stock [Member]
Entity Registrant Name CONSTELLATION BRANDS, INC.      
Entity Central Index Key 0000016918      
Document Type 10-Q      
Document Period End Date May 31, 2012      
Amendment Flag false      
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013      
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1      
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-28      
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer      
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   153,791,943 23,540,335 11,549