As a benefit for Major level associate members, CAWG will feature for the next month an interview with a member who supports the winegrape industry.
December 2010 Spotlight: Robert Avina - Vintage Crop Insurance Agency, Inc.
Name of Associate Member: Robert Avina – Vintage Crop Insurance Agency, Inc.
Interviewee’s Position: Owner
Street Address: 1904 Sunflower Court, Modesto, CA 95356
Business Phone Number: (209) 613-2613 or toll free (800) 611-6502
Number of years in business: 15 years
Briefly describe the business’s philosophy and activities:
Vintage Crop Insurance is a family oriented business focused on building strong, long lasting relationships with winegrape growers. Our philosophy is to provide expert service and support to our customers while supporting the interest of CAWG and local winegrape grower associations.
How does the business benefit winegrape growers?
Our business provides an avenue for winegrape growers to protect their income in the event they suffer damage to their winegrapes. Our staff has over 40 years of combined experience in protecting winegrape growers and for the past 15 years has enjoyed protecting CAWG members.
How do you see the business changing over the next 5 years to meet the needs of winegrape growers?
The crop insurance program for winegrapes will continue to improve by adapting to the needs of winegrape growers. The past few years have seen the introduction of frost/freeze protection, an increase in the coverage levels, and a reduction in rates for winegrape growers. The next 5 years will see additional improvements that will ultimately benefit winegrape growers.
What is your favorite wine?
I am a fan of all types of wine but I tend to gravitate to a nicely aged cabernet.
Are there any other items of interest you would like to share regarding the business?
I have enjoyed being in the winegrape crop insurance business and have appreciated the opportunity to work with members of CAWG since 1995. I have built my business on supporting the winegrape industry and building strong relationships with winegrape growers. Service, Integrity, and Perseverance are the foundations that Vintage Crop Insurance is built on.