A deal to sell Constellation's Arrowood Vineyards and Winery for US$25m is close, according to a report today.

Californian newspaper the Press Democrat reported an unnamed source as saying the buyer was Legacy Estates Group, which also controls Freemark Abbey in St. Helena.

In the report Constellation spokesman Richard Arrowood would only say that a deal to sell Arrowood and the Byron Winery on the Central Coast is almost complete.

Constellation acquired the businesses when it bought Robert Mondavi last year.