Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information
6 Months Ended
Aug. 31, 2012
Sep. 30, 2012
Class A Common Stock [Member]
Sep. 30, 2012
Class 1 Common Stock [Member]
Sep. 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 Aug. 31, 2012      
Amendment Flag false      
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013      
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2      
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-28      
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer      
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   158,937,813 69 23,525,235