With harvesting season being such a busy time of year, winery management often turn to seasonal employees to help pick and process inventory. Though seasonal staff may be necessary for many businesses to properly manage their inventory, without the right training, these employees can put themselves, others or the property in danger. (Credit: John Disney/ALM) With harvesting season being such a busy time of year, winery management often turn to seasonal employees to help pick and process inventory. Though seasonal staff may be necessary for many businesses to properly manage their inventory, without the right training, these employees can put themselves, others or the property in danger. (Credit: John Disney/ALM)

Wineries across the nation are wrapping up their busiest time of the year — harvesting season. This year’s season was expected to be particularly lucrative in some areas with experts forecasting a 28% growth in yield from last year.

The harvesting process can introduce a number of risk exposures to a winery operation from auto exposures to safety risks and wildfires. As we conclude harvesting season, now is a great time for agents and brokers to review any major risk exposures with their winery clients and share best practices on how to mitigate those risks and navigate a fruitful harvest again next year.

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