Winery Insurance,
From a Winemaker's Perspective

The specialists at Paragon’s Winemakers Program (formerly John Sutak Risk Services / WineRe®) know the wine business. Created a quarter-century ago – this is the first specialty insurance program ever created for American wineries. 

We've been insuring wineries and providing loss control and claims advocacy to premium wine makers in California, Washington, and Oregon ever since. 

You're Covered from Vine to Wine

Cutting a wine cluste - FPOOur Winemakers program covers you from the moment the grapes come off the vine. We are dedicated to providing exclusive, comprehensive coverage to:  

  • Premium-Owned Host Wineries
  • Custom Crush Operations
  • Alternating Proprietorships
  • Negociants

Available Coverage

Paragon’s Winemakers Program provides comprehensive coverage for winemakers of all sizes. The tailored program may include: 

  • Wine Leakage
  • Contamination
  • Property
  • General Liability
  • Commercial Auto
  • Workers Compensation
  • Excess Liability
  • Management Liability
  • International
  • Bonds
  • Bulk Wine / Cased Goods

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Exclusive Features

Touting 30 years of winemaking insurance, experience and expertise, we have developed the ability to tailor key program offerings to meet individual winemakers' needs.

  • Stop Loss Limit Approach to Property - Unique in the industry, the WineRe approach to property insurance is intended to allow for numerous property coverages to be triggered with the use of a single property deductible.

  • Loss Control Services - With over 28 years in the wine industry, we understand our clients’ operations. The Program's industry-unique approach to Loss Control allows for a systematic integration of NFPA protocols, with specific consideration of the nuances and exposures innate to winemaking, while simultaneously validating program participation.

  • Proprietary Valuations - We use a proprietary method evaluation and collaborate with industry experts to ensure that claims are handled in an efficient and timely manner.

Consummate Service

We think of ourselves as winemakers in the insurance business; not the other way around. Our winery insurance brokerage deals only with winemakers and the wine industry. We do everything in-house: underwriting, claims, loss control and risk consulting. This enables us to provide you with a personal, tailored approach to insuring your wine.