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Specialized business insurance throughout California.

Different businesses have different insurance needs. We’ll thoroughly assess your business and situation to develop creative, comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that fit your needs.

Each industry has its own set of unique risks and requires specialized insurance to protect what matters most. Our insurance advisors have in-depth knowledge and experience with a variety of industries, including those featured below.

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Winery

Business Property

Risk Factor

Every winery is a significant financial investment; couple that with an above-average exposure to loss, and selecting the correct business property coverage is critical.

Solution

Business property insurance will indemnify you for property damaged or destroyed due to a covered loss. You can add endorsements to customize coverage, such as contract cancellation, tank collapse, tank leakage, and mobile equipment coverage.

General Liability

Risk Factor

If open to the public, you are responsible for the well-being of visitors. This exposure is amplified if you offer winery tours, tastings, or special events.

Solution

Given the possible hazards guests can be exposed to, it is important to keep tours confined to safe areas and preplanned routes. General liability insurance provides coverage for bodily injury, physical injury, or other personal injury related claims.

Commercial Automobile

Risk Factor

Automobile exposures are significant, especially if you handle your own distribution. Bodily injury and property damage can put your business at significant financial risk.

Solution

Commercial auto insurance protects your fleet of trucks and any other vehicles owned by your winery. In addition, if employees drive personal vehicles for business use, you need hired and non-owned auto liability insurance.

Crime Coverage

Risk Factor

What do you do if one of your trusted employees is found guilty of doing something dishonest as it relates to his or her work with you?

Solution

Crime coverage can be obtained in your commercial property insurance policy, but coverage is very limited. Consider a standalone policy as well.

Liquor Liability

Risk Factor

Any establishment that sells, serves, or assists in the purchase or use of liquor is open to a liability claim. A lawsuit can arise if a patron gets inebriated at your winery and causes injuries or property damage, even after they leave your property.

Solution

If you are in the business of selling or serving alcohol, it is critical you protect yourself from potential financial losses by being covered by a liquor liability insurance policy. Having the right policy in place could help cover your legal costs, court fees, as well as any civil or criminal damages stemming from an incident involving liquor.

Equipment Breakdown

Risk Factor

There is always a risk of sudden and accidental equipment breakdown in the winery business, and repair or replacement costs are often high. Equipment breakdown coverage can help pay to repair or replace the equipment. It can also cover losses associated with interruption of the business.

Solution

Equipment breakdown is typically not covered under a commercial property insurance policy. Obtaining separate equipment breakdown coverage addresses this exposure.

Contamination and Spoilage

Risk Factor

If a batch of wine is spoiled or contaminated due to a refrigeration breakdown, utility interruption, or some other type of foreign substance, a winery has much to lose, including the loss of product and subsequent revenue.

Solution

Seek coverage for contamination and spoilage to help offset the costs associated with these events.

Inland Marine Coverage

Risk Factor

Once the grapes have been harvested and the wines blended, make sure your valuable product is protected no matter where it is. Wine in transit also needs coverage for physical loss or damage.

Solution

Inland marine insurance for wineries protects against direct physical loss or damage to property or stock while it is being transported. Talk with your risk manager about different policies for wine that is stored on your property and wine that is stored offsite.

Workers’ Compensation

Risk Factor

Workers’ compensation coverage is required by law. There is a high demand for wine, but demand can lead to haste. Haste leads to accidents and injuries, driving up workers’ compensation costs.

Solution

Promoting workplace safety and managing exposures can significantly reduce the frequency and severity of workplace injuries. Proactively addressing high risk scenarios helps control workers’ compensation costs.

Cyber Liability

Risk Factor

Customers and employees who entrust you with private information, such as credit card or social security numbers, put you at risk. If this data is lost, stolen, or compromised, you may be legally obligated to alert those affected by the breach.

Solution

Securing a cyber liability policy can cover costs associated with compliance requirements and mitigation expenses, such as data breach notification, securing legal counsel to advise on incident response, credit monitoring services, public relations expenses, regulatory defense, and penalties arising from privacy law violations.

Product Recall

Risk Factor

Every manufacturer faces the possibility that an issue can arise with a product after it has been distributed. A product recall can involve lost time, extra shipping costs, and losses associated with not having a sellable product available for consumers.

Solution

Product recall coverage helps pay for costs related to removing recalled, damaged, or dangerous products from the marketplace.

Employment Practices Liability Insurance

Risk Factor

It’s estimated that three out of five businesses will be sued by their employees. Companies are vulnerable during the pre-hire process, throughout employment, and during a reduction in workforce. Claims can arise in any size operation. You can do everything right and still be sued.

Solution

Coverage comes in the form of a standalone policy and is critical to your risk management strategy. It protects against discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and other employment-related allegations.

Crop Insurance

Risk Factor

Without viable grapes, you would be unable to produce wine. Therefore, protecting your grape harvest should be your first line of defense.

Solution

Wineries need crop insurance for the cost of crop damage due to weather, vine/insect infections, fires, floods, and other hazards.

Outdoor Vine and Trellis Coverage

Risk Factor

Damage to vines and trellises can hinder production of your wines, resulting in in loss of product and revenue.

Solution

Outdoor vine and trellis coverage protects against losses associated with wind, fire, vandalism, vehicles, and aircraft damage that threaten the growth of the grapes.

Farm Liability

Risk Factor

A farm can be more than your place of business; it can also be your home. For this reason, you need to make sure that what you have worked to build is protected.

Solution

Farm liability insurance is designed to meet your farm’s unique needs, often including premises, operations, farm product, pollution, and other farm-specific liabilities.

Special Events

Risk Factor

Wineries often participate in numerous events throughout the year. Many insurance policies contain what’s known as a designated premises endorsement. At a high level, this limits coverage to the premise named on the policy (the winery). Participating in a Winery Expo or 5k Fun Run? Liability associated with events like those may not be covered.

Solution

Make sure you have coverage that extends to any events in which you wish to participate.

Environmental Liability

Risk Factor

Environmental liability exposures are not just for oil companies, nuclear power plants, and industrial mining operations. Wineries have wastewater and waste management concerns. Depending on the location of the winery, previous use of property may also be an issue.

Solution

Strict liability laws apply to the winery industry. Court-ordered injunctions, fines, and cleanup costs can be crippling. Almost all commercial liability policies contain some type of pollution exclusion. Coverage exists for this exposure through a standalone policy.

Aviation Insurance

There’s more to the aviation industry than planes. Insurance for this industry needs to encompass all the various moving parts. From the hangar to the runway, it all has to be covered. To insure these unique risks, specialized knowledge is a must.

Brewery Insurance

Owning a brewery can present unique risks. Specialty brewery insurance combines elements of liquor liability insurance, property insurance and general business insurance to develop one, simpler policy.

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Child Care Center Insurance

Parents trust child care centers with their children from the earliest days. As with any facility that caters to the care of young ones, there are special risks in addition to the ordinary risks of running a business. Our specialized insurance policies will keep you covered.

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Church Insurance

A church is so much more than a place of worship—it's also a community center, an employer and oftentimes, a home. We offer customized insurance options that fit all of these unique needs.

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Contractor Insurance

Contractor insurance isn't one-size-fits-all. A specialized policy allows you to easily customize and simplify your insurance coverage to ensure that your business' unique needs are protected.

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Condo Building Insurance

Condo building insurance can be complicated. Specialty condo insurance recognizes the many different risk types and provides clarity regarding which parties are responsible for covering which risks.

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Dealership Insurance

The risks associated with owning a dealership are diverse, no matter what you sell. From workers' comp to coverage for customers' vehicles, we'll help you navigate the complexities and design a policy that keeps your business running smoothly.

Farm Insurance

It can be overwhelming to think about insuring your farm if it's both your home and your business. Farm insurance eliminates the confusion and allows you to simplify your insurance into a single policy.

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Fitness Center Insurance

As a gym or fitness center owner, customer waivers are usually not enough to protect you from potentially damaging financial risks. A specialty fitness center insurance policy can fill the gaps.

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Fleet Insurance

Fleet insurance is the simplest way to cover all of the cars and trucks owned by your company with a single policy.

Garage Repair Shop Insurance

Garage repair shops face high financial risks simply because of the nature of the business. A specialty insurance policy can protect your garage repair shop from potentially devastating financial losses.

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Golf Course Insurance

Golf is a relaxing pastime that many people enjoy, but operating a golf course isn't such a walk in the park! Specialty golf course insurance can protect your business from financial risks associated with property damage, extreme weather, liquor liability and much more.

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International Business Insurance

Conducting business outside the country comes with its own unique set of risks and liabilities. Coverage options vary, so our experts will sit down with you to determine what your business' needs are and how we can keep them protected.

Manufacturer Insurance

Manufacturers come in all shapes, sizes and product lines. But no matter what type of manufacturing business you're in, there's one thing in common: the need to protect your business. We can help you design the right manufacturer's insurance policy.

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Marijuana Insurance

In a relatively new industry like cannabis, it's often confusing to know what type of coverage you need. From general liability to product storage, we'll help you sort out the risks and design a policy that helps your business as it grows.

Medical Office Insurance

Just as your patients need to maintain insurance coverage, so should you. Your medical office comes with a unique set of risks and a specialty medical office insurance policy can keep you protected against a loss.

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Non-Profit Insurance

Even though your organization's goal is to help people, you are still running a business. That means your non-profit needs to protect itself against the risks that small business owners face. We'll help you design a non-profit insurance policy that covers your organization's unique needs.

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Professional Services Insurance

When your business handles services that are very personal, it's important to have the right insurance in place to protect your clients and your business. Professional services insurance is a great way to manage this.

Property Manager Insurance

If you manage residential or commercial properties, you face a diverse set of risks and potential losses. From liability issues to damage protection, we'll help you navigate the world of property manager insurance and design coverage that's a perfect fit.

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Real Estate Investor Insurance

Real estate investment is an exciting, and sometimes risky, venture. There are unique liabilities and factors to consider when insuring your property. We'll help manage those risks and keep your investment protected.

Restaurant Insurance

Restaurants carry a very unique set of risks. We can customize a menu of insurance solutions to meet your specific needs. Reviewing the options and developing a plan for restaurant insurance coverage is the perfect recipe.

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Retail Business Insurance

As a small business owner, you have a lot to think about. Customized retailer insurance coverage can help to take some of those worries off of your plate.

School Insurance

Schools can be a second home for the families they serve. Protecting this community hub is crucial. Having the right insurance in place for a school’s unique needs can make all the difference when an incident occurs.

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Technology Firm Insurance

Technology firms face unique risks due to the nature of their work. Specific tech firm insurance can help to combat and prevent these risks.

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Trucking Insurance

Does your company make use of commercial trucks? If so, you may need to consider commercial trucking insurance, which covers more risks than your typical auto insurance would.

Winery Insurance

Wineries have elements of many types of businesses – they’re part manufacturer, part event venue, and some may offer a wine bar that’s open to the public. Insurance for these unique risks requires specialized coverage.

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Westways Insurance Agency Inc. offers specialized business insurance options.

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