A group of reinsurers visited Okanagan Crush Pad’s newly planted Garnett Valley Ranch vineyard and toured the winery on Tuesday.
The Business Risk Management Branch, Ministry of Agriculture, insures numerous agricultural crops including grapes. Most of that risk is held by private reinsurance companies globally.
The vineyard tour allowed the reinsurers to see firsthand the type of research and planning the company has done to mitigate its risk and ensure premium quality fruit.
The winery tour showcased Okanagan Crush Pad’s use of concrete tanks and other specialized equipment. Winery owners Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie hosted the tour.