Do you own a winery or vineyard? Fortunately for you, there are businesses out there that can help you get started and keep your business running. So to help wineries or vineyards, here are just some of the businesses available that can help your business.
This is one of those items that we don’t want to think about, but unfortunately we really do. If you have a loss, that’s when insurance becomes very important to have to resume your business operations.
Regnier Insurance – Always a trademark at conferences, Regnier Insurance has a comprehensive winery insurance program designed to meet the unique needs of wineries and vineyard owners and managers. Regnier Insurance currently insures over 100 wineries in Texas and New Mexico making them the leading insurance provider of wineries in the Southwest.
HM Risk Group – Ashley Hunter of HM Risk Group recently spoke at the Hill Country Wine Symposium about insurance coverage options for vineyards and wineries. They have custom package policies designed to meet the needs of winery and vineyard owners.
Winery Pak Insurance Programs – Another company who has specialized coverages for wineries is Winery Pak.
Unfortunately, not all of us have deep pockets, so you will likely need a loan to get your winery or vineyard going and expanding.
Capital Farm Credit – There’s a reason the word “farm” is in Capital Farm Credit. They are a cooperative that is owned by the same farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, and rural homeowners they serve.
Frost Bank – Kathy Estes from Frost Bank spoke recently at the Hill Country Wine Symposium on the benefits Frost Bank provides like funding, building a good business plan, and the expected effect of loan and investment.
Texas Farm Credit – Texas Farm Credit is a customer-owned credit cooperative established by farmers and ranchers to be a reliable source of credit for agricultural producers. Stacy Bolen Whitener has spoken at previous TWGGA events on the benefits Texas Farm Credit can provide.
Agrow Credit Corporation – Agriculture loans are can be found at Agrow Credit Corporation. Ag lending is what we do, and all they do, so you know they’re there for you.
If you have a vineyard, most likely you may need some vineyard advice. Besides attending conferences with seminars about vineyard management, you may want some outside help.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension – Always a speaker at conferences regarding vineyards, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension delivers research-based educational programs and solutions for all Texans. Back to the way it was recently, there are four Viticulture Program Specialists again located around the state for help in your vineyard.
Westover Vineyard Advising – Fritz Westover, a previous viticulture program specialist, has his own company, Westover Vineyard Advising, who is helping people all over the state. He is constantly a speaker at conferences offering educational information based on his experience.
These are just a few of the many companies who can help you when starting and running a winery or vineyard. The good thing to know is you are not alone if you need help.