Mondavi bought by wine giant Constellation

Friday, 5 November, 2004
Carole Emert, San Francisco Chronicle
The world's biggest wine conglomerate, Constellation Brands, has snapped up the iconic but struggling Robert Mondavi Corp. of Oakville for more than a billion dollars, saving Napa Valley's best-known winery from its own draconian plan to split in two and sell off its luxury brands piecemeal.