Altria Group, Inc. (previously named Philip Morris Companies Inc. ) is based in Henrico County, Virginia, and is the parent company of Philip Morris USA, John Middleton, Inc. , U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, Inc. , Philip Morris Capital Corporation, and Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. It is one of the world's largest tobacco corporations. Philip Morris International was spun off in 2008. In addition, Altria Group, Inc.