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Leader in public adjusting partners with Napa wine groups to provide counsel to wineries impacted by Glass Fire

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#greenspanai–The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International, the leading public adjusting firm in California, celebrates its 75th year anniversary in 2021 with a look back at decades of service to the Northern California community. Since its founding in 1946, Greenspan Adjusters International has helped thousands of clients in the region recover from devastating property losses by providing expert guidance on insurance claims.

In 2020, The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International deepened its relationship with the Napa Valley wine industry by partnering with Napa wine trade groups. These groups provide leadership to solve significant community and industry issues and work to champion Napa Valley as the world’s premier wine region. In the wake of the Glass Fire that burned through Napa Valley in the fall of 2020, Greenspan has provided counseling and guidance to dozens wineries impacted by the fire.

2020 has been an especially challenging year for the Napa Valley wine community as many of the region’s most beloved and acclaimed wineries were threatened by the Glass Fire, which has impacted more wineries than any previous wildfire in history. Through its collaboration with these groups, The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International has provided expert counsel to dozens of wineries affected on issues related to insurance claims and policies.

“With the heavy smoke permeating Napa Valley, grapes in the production process being affected and some wineries losing their entire facilities, these are the deepest damages we have seen in the wine industry from a single event,“ said Steve Severaid, vice president of The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International. “This year, we have sought to help vintners interpret their insurance policies and to understand what they are entitled to from their insurance companies when they have suffered damages to their property.”

The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International’s Severaid also participated in panel discussions featuring specialists on crop insurance, winery insurance, and a laboratory specialist with expertise in wine production processes. Mr. Severaid was also a guest on KSRO’s Ask The Expert Series in episodes focused on The Glass Fire’s impact on wineries and the wine industry.

According to experts at Greenspan, some of the key insurance claim issues for wineries impacted by the wildfires are how to evaluate insurance coverage for smoke-tainted grapes and grapes in various stages of the production process, how to value the damages to the facility including barrels of wine, and how an extended evacuation period can impact grapes in production—in addition to more general issues of damage to equipment and facilities.

The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International has a long history of representing the wine industry in Northern California to maximize insurance claims after devastating property losses only serving to underscore its continuing commitment to the wine industry and its role as the leading advocate for post-disaster recovery in Northern California.

With 75 years of experience, The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International has the expertise, the reputation, and the excellent track record to make sure claims are processed and documented professionally, comprehensively, and accurately. The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International is available to provide the highest level of assistance to work through the lengthy and complicated process of preparing, presenting, and negotiating property insurance claims.

For more information about how a public adjuster can assist, feel free to call our office at 800-248-3888, email us at [email protected], or visit


Steve Severaid, Senior Vice President & Treasurer

Direct: 800.248.3888

Email: [email protected]

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