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Ensuring Resilience: Navigating Wildfire Risks in the Winery Industry (Expert Editorial)

Wineries are working together to ensure properties are fire safe by fostering a resilient, fire-aware community. By Larry Chasin   The winery industry has undergone significant changes...

Liability and Coverage: The Right Insurance Agent Can Help Prepare for...

If everything goes wrong, beverage insurance can help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible. By Heidi Moore   If you own a winery...

Expert Editorial: Reporting Dispute Claims Within Closely Held Wineries

Disputes fermenting between winery shareholders may not be governed by fiduciary duties but could be covered by insurance. By Amy Briggs and Hilary Krase Many wineries...

Expert Editorial: Crafting a Fire-Resilient Wine Estate

Collaborating on wildfire resiliency shouldn’t be the sole responsibility of the wineries themselves. By Mike McNulty The ravages of wildfire after wildfire have locked the California...

What Happened? Less Common Winery Insurance Claims

Business owners have an extreme level of control over many commonplace accidents. By Larry Chasin   We’ve all heard and seen the effects of extreme weather and...

Uncovered: The Harsh Reality of California Winery Insurance in 2023

Golden State growers and producers are facing an almost unprecedented insurance crisis. By Jeff Siegel   When his agency’s winery and vineyard clients renewed their insurance policies...

Winery Risk Management: Combining Technology and Professional Expertise to Protect Operations...

Winery owners who want to be sure their business is protected well into the future would be wise to invest in risk management.  By Larry...

Navigating the Supply Chain Crisis: Protect Your Wine Business

—Larry Chasin, chief executive officer, PAK Programs Nationwide, rampant supply chain delays and challenges have plagued businesses for months. Restaurants, grocery stores, retailers—all have been...

Navigating the Wine Industry’s Property Insurance Conundrum

—Expert Editorial by Alexis Sinclair is special counsel at Farella Braun + Martel Property insurance is both a prudent choice by a business, as well...

Winery Wildfires: How Record Wildfires Are Impacting Wineries Today

The events of recent years have truly tested the resilience of wineries. Wildfires dominating headlines in wine country since 2017 were interrupted briefly by the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, only to return again – and with a record-breaking vengeance...

Wineries Sue Insurers for $20 Million in Smoke Taint Losses

Kunde and Vintage Wine Estates (VWE) have filed suit against their insurers at Sonoma County Superior Court collectively seeking approximately $20 million in losses....

Over-Exposed – Vineyard Volatility Amid a Changing Climate

Climate disruptions are increasing in volatility throughout the world, impacting many sectors and industries. Among one of the hardest hit is agribusiness – specifically wineries – which depend on stable soils and climatological consistency to deliver a viable product. How will raging wildfires, searing temperatures and flooding rains change the business? And how can insurers assist worried vintners and their customers?

Top Insurance Risks for Wineries

Debra Costa, Wine Practice Leader, of Heffernan Insurance Brokers shares her knowledge of insuring wineries. Including, the top insurance risks associated with wineries as...

Crop Insurance: The deadline for insuring this year’s crop is approaching!

Writer: Jim Brumm Printable PDF Version “Would you pay a few hundred bucks an acre for a spray that would guarantee you seventy-five percent of your...