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Attention Wine Country: It’s Harvest Season!

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California is the leading state in producing wine, making more than 90% of all U.S. wine, and at this time of year, the grapes are ready, the weather is cool, and the work has just begun. Not only is September in California “Wine Month,” but it is also a time for many wine gurus to take a trip and visit the wine country.  

According to the Los Angeles Times, California is the fourth largest wine producer in the world, right behind Italy, France, and Spain. Wineries and vineyards are the second most popular tourist destination in California after Disneyland. With all this pressure of producing a successful harvest for consumers, winery owners have a lot of stress this year.  Everything needs to run smoothly and efficiently. But things can go wrong at any step in the harvesting process. In the wine world, the weather has a lot to do with how we determine the value of the grape and in turn, the value of the wine.  Without the ability of predicting the weather, harvesting is really a gamble.  Ultimately, a winery is a business, and that is why it is crucial to obtain Winery Insurance.        

Winery Insurance will protect your organization’s assets in the event that the winery or its products are damaged or ruined by a covered peril including leakage, contamination, smoke, fire, or while in transit.  Everything from the equipment, buildings, barrels, bottles to the wine itself can be protected with winery insurance.  You can protect your assets, facilities, products, and brands and will be able to recoup losses caused by covered perils.

 Specialists here at Alta Vista Insurance have a passion for the wine-making industry, are very aware that the wine industry needs to stay protected. Our commercial experience and our knowledge of the wine-making industry allow us to offer comprehensive winery and vineyard insurance coverage.  Call us today to find out how to keep your winery protected and identify gaps that may exists in your current coverage.     

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