Inventory Loss Provision
In the event of an inventory shortage, every reasonable attempt to determine the cause of the shortage will be made by the Co-op with the cooperation of the winery and their trucking companies / distributors.
If the cause of an inventory shortage cannot be determined and the Co-op is presumed to be at fault, the Co-op will reimburse any Patron winery for the F.O.B. cost of the wine up to a maximum of $1,000 per incident.
If missing wine is discovered and the cause of an inventory shortage is determined after a winery has been reimbursed for a shortage, the winery will be responsible for refunding the Co-op for the reimbursement and the wine will be made available to the winery in the normal course of business.