Operating a wine business in Australia can be challenging. Our knowledge of the wine industry allows us to customise an insurance program for your specific operations. Whether a vineyard, winery, contract winemaker or any of the many services that go in to producing this countries fine wines, we'll ensure you and your business get the right cover at a competitive price.
Our tailored insurance solutions are designed to protect your assets, mitigate risks, and ensure the longevity of your business.
With more than 30 years’ experience in both insurance and the wine industry, we are here to ensure that the cover you receive will protect you in times of need.
The Australian wine industry is renowned globally for its exceptional quality and taste. However, running a winery or vineyard involves various risks that can disrupt operations and lead to significant financial losses. Here's why insurance is a crucial investment for wineries and vineyards:
Australia's climate can be unpredictable, with bushfires, floods, and hailstorms posing significant threats. Wineries and vineyards are vulnerable to these events, which can damage crops, infrastructure, and stored inventory. Insurance helps cover the cost of repairs and replacements.
Crop failure due to pests, diseases, or adverse weather conditions can result in substantial losses. Winery and vineyard insurance can include coverage for crop protection, ensuring you are financially protected when the unexpected strikes.
Wineries rely on specialised equipment, such as presses, tanks, and bottling lines. When these essential assets break down, it can disrupt production and lead to costly repairs. Insurance can cover the repair or replacement costs, keeping your operation running smoothly.
In the hospitality sector, including cellar doors and restaurants, the risk of accidents or injuries is inherent. Winery and vineyard insurance includes liability coverage, protecting you from potential lawsuits and medical expenses in case of accidents on your property.
Contract winemakers are responsible for ensuring the quality and safety of wines produced for their clients. Insurance provides assurance that any professional liability claims arising from winemaking services are covered.
At Midland, our comprehensive insurance policies are tailored to meet the unique needs of wineries, vineyards, and contract winemakers in Australia. Our coverage can include:
Protects your grapevines and crops from natural disasters, pests, and diseases.
Safeguards your winery buildings, equipment, and inventory from unforeseen events like fires, storms, theft, vandalism, and structural damage.
Ensures your financial stability by covering lost income during downtime caused by covered events, such as natural disasters, equipment breakdowns, and supply chain disruptions.
Shields your winery (and winemaker) from liability claims related to accidents or product defects, including slips and falls, food safety incidents, and wine-related allergies.
Protects your winery, wine distributors, and retailers from financial losses due to the accidental leakage, spoilage or contamination of wine.
Protects contract winemakers from financial losses resulting from claims of professional negligence or errors in their winemaking services.
Provides coverage for wine in transit, protecting it from damage or loss during transportation to distributors, retailers, or customers.
Choosing Midland for your winery or vineyard insurance policy is a wise decision for several compelling reasons:
We genuinely understand the complexities of your profession, and in additional to owning a personal vineyard in the Barossa, we have over three decades of exposure to the Australian wine industry. We are experts in winery and vineyard insurance and specialise in identifying the unique exposures you face
We know that every winery is different, that’s why we offer customised programs tailored to meet the operations of each individual winery. Before we take on a new customer, we do a thorough risk assessment including on-site inspections to help identity your exposures. We also offer safety education and loss prevention services.
In the unfortunate event of a claim, we stand by your side, advocating on your behalf to ensure a fair and efficient claims process. Our goal is to minimise disruptions to your business and help you recover swiftly.
We offer a wide range of insurance coverages, including crop insurance, property insurance, liability insurance, and more. This means you can obtain all the coverage you need from a single source, streamlining your insurance management.
We prioritise personalised service, ensuring that you receive the attention and support you deserve. Our team is readily available to answer your questions and assist you in the event of a claim.
Our tailored insurance solutions are particularly relevant for:
Whether you run a boutique winery or a large-scale production facility, our policies can be tailored to meet your unique requirements.
Protect your grapevines and crops from the unpredictable Australian weather, safeguarding your annual harvest.
Ensure you're protected in case of claims related to the quality, safety, or errors in your winemaking services.
Protecting your winery or vineyard is not just a wise business decision; it's an investment in the future of your brand and livelihood. At Midland, we specialise in providing wineries and vineyards across Australia with tailored and comprehensive insurance solutions.
We are a full-service brokerage. This means we can provide you with a full analysis and review of your operation, meet with you face to face, clearly explain all aspects of your policy, and manage your claims.
Contact us today to discuss your specific needs and secure the insurance coverage that's tailored to your unique requirements. Either fill in the short form on this page, or just give us a call on 1300 306 571.
Midland Insurance Brokers are proud supporters of the Wine Industry Suppliers Association, the Yarra Valley Wine Growers Association, Australian Grape & Wine, Macedon Ranges Wine Vignerons Association, Wine Tasmania, Mornington Peninsula Wine, Heathcote Wine Growers Association, and Wines of Gippsland.