Vestige & Vintage


As with fine wine, over time Vestige Digital Investigations has grown its services and improved with age. But the company would not be where it is today without our loyal clients — and that’s where this story begins…

In 2006, to show our appreciation to our very best referring customers as well as our hard-working staff, Vestige began making custom wines with local winemaker, It’s Your Winery. And what started as a one-time end-of-year appreciation gift, has turned into a wonderful company tradition.

In 2007 & 2008 Vestige hosted the ESI Awards Gala, a black-tie affair held in recognition of leaders and organizations in the legal industry who have helped Vestige advance the Electronics Evidence field. The event was hosted at the elegant Renaissance Hotel in historic downtown Cleveland in recognition and appreciation for their efforts. The custom bottled signature wines were given as gifts to more than 250 in attendance each year. This included members of the judiciary, attorneys, investigators, paralegals, competitors and the like. Then and now the wines continue to be very well received indeed.

So each July different staff members are invited to go to the vinter to sample and choose from more than 50 different varieties of wine. Once we select and start our wine, It’s Your Winery staff closely monitor the fermentation process. When we return in 5-9 weeks, our very own signature wine is ready for us to apply our own personalized labels, then share and enjoy.

Vestige’s Signature Wines to date:


  • Italian Montepulciano
  • White Merlot


  • Italian Amarone


  • Chilean Carmenere
  • Pinot Gris


  • Cabernet Shiraz
  • Riesling


  • New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
  • Italian Piedmont Barolo


  • Sicilian Nero d’Avola
  • Selection Reserve Chardonnay


  • Australian Traminer/Riesling
  • Sonomo Valley Pinot Noir


  • Pinot Quartet
  • Diablo Rojo


  • Chardonnay
  • Grenache Shiraz Mourverdre


  • Toasted Caramel Dessert Wine

What’s next? We wait with you, our loyal clients, in great anticipation.


Vestige & Conferences

Vestige Digital Investigations exhibits and/or sponsors numerous conferences and tradeshows throughout the year.  The newest event is the Cybersecurity & Privacy Protection Conference, hosted by Cleveland State University’s CM College of Law, in Cleveland, OH.   Vestige is an Exhibitor, Presenter & Sponsor:


Vestige & Winter

The Association of Corporate Counsel – Northeast Ohio serves in-house counsel in 12 contiguous counties in the region, including the cities of Cleveland, Akron and Canton. Each year Vestige is a Corporate Sponsor to the ACC’s Winter Social event held in differing regional locations in December.  Here’s photos of past events:

2014-12 NEOACCA Winter Social at Cleveland Botanical Gardens 2014-12 Cleveland Botanical Garden Holiday Village Display 2014-12 NEOACCA Winter Social - Greg Kelley & Damon Hacker
2013-12 Ken Stewart's - Eastbank Cleveland, OH 2013-12 NEOACCA 2013-12 NEOCACCA - Damon Hacker


Vestige & Hollywood

Did you know Vestige Digital Investigations President & CEO, Damon Hacker, serves as a consultant for several Hollywood television shows? It’s true! Mr. Hacker frequently consults or has consulted for:

  • The Blacklist
  • Bones
  • CSI: Cyber
  • CSI: Las Vegas
  • Backstrom
  • Shift from Hell (working name)

He provides professional, accurate information on the proper methods and techniques involved with digital forensics, cybersecurity and electronic evidence testimony to the writers of these television shows.

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