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 by our valued clients and staff alike.

Each July, different staff members are invited to go to the vintner to sample and choose 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 Private Reserve 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


  • German Mosel Valley Gewürztraminer
  • Niagara Baco Noir


  • Raspberry Mocha Dessert Wine


  • Forza
  • Müller-Thuurgau


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.  One of these includes the Cybersecurity & Privacy Protection Conference, hosted by Cleveland State University’s CM College of Law, in Cleveland, OH.   Vestige is an Exhibitor, Presenter & Sponsor:

Another is the ACUA – Association of College & University Auditors Annual Conference. Vestige presented as a guest speaker at this national event in 2017 in Phoenix;  2018 in New Orleans; and in 2019 in Baltimore, MD on Digital Forensics and CyberSecurity topics for Internal Auditors.


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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