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Fire Season Preparedness: What Wineries Should Do Now - Video

June 23, 2021 Webinar
Wine Industry Education Series

Farella's Quinn Arntsen and MaryJo Lopez with guest speaker Christopher Thompson of Napa Communities Firewise Foundation discuss "Fire Season Preparedness: What Wineries Should Do Now."

California is at the start of another dry year, with increased likelihood that the North Bay will experience another active fire season. Fires are always a risk and they are always unpredictable, spread quickly, and can devastate natural areas and communities. Preparing in advance can help prevent damage, mitigate loss, and reduce stress. Discussion includes:

  • Protecting your physical space
  • Understanding the process for making an insurance claim
  • Developing a plan for working through the smoke

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New Statewide Winery Order: What Wineries Need to Know

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Mitigating the Uncertainty of Smoke Taint in Wine Grapes

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Preparing Your Wine Business for California's New 2022 Employment Laws

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Disaster Matters: Property Insurance and the Wine Industry

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Calif. Wineries Prep for Coverage Fight for Wildfire Smoke

Tyler Gerking spoke to Law360 for the article "Calif. Wineries Prep for Coverage Fight for Wildfire Smoke."  An insurance recovery partner, Tyler said he has heard from many wineries and vineyards that have voiced concerns...

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