FermForge is a custom crush facility and winery with the goal of producing the best yields on pressed fruits for our customers as well as the highest quality wine available in the state for our full service wine clients.
With capacity to process 25 tons of grapes per hour and more than 160,000 gallons of tank capacity for wine, FermForge is ready to take on projects across the spectrum in a timely manner without concern of spoilage of high pH fruit, fruit sitting around waiting to be processed, or unwanted phenolic extraction. Our Velo Unico lees filter is the first and only one in the state, allowing us the capability to extract the wine trapped in the lees and stretch our customers’ dollars and fruit even further for them. In low crop years, this will help wineries make the highest quality wine possible from their grape investment.
The facility is designed from the ground up with sanitation in mind. A clean winery means clean wines. With all of the equipment being brand new and of the highest quality for each stage of the winemaking process, this facility will be the first of its kind in Texas. The wines produced in this facility by our winemaker for our winery clients will be delicious, clean, shelf stable, and ready for distribution to tasting rooms and shelves across the state. FermForge is bringing cutting edge technology to Texas that has been proven in other markets. First in quality, first in Texas.
Meet The Team
Mason is responsible for business development, process improvement, and finance/risk management at FermForge. He is a Texas Tech alumnus with a background in environmental consulting, oil & gas, real estate development, and portfolio acquisitions. His focus is on growing the Texas vineyard and wine industry. Looking to start working with FermForge to crush your grapes, craft your wines, or just have a question? Connect with Mason on LinkedIn above.
Director of Winemaking
Brian is responsible for winemaking, cellar operations, and packaging. His background consists of more than 20 vintages ranging from Bordeaux, Mendoza, Ningxia, and Marlborough, to many California appellations and Oregon's Willamette Valley. He is an alumnus of Fresno State's viticulture and enology program, and brings a diverse skillset to the table to craft clean, shelf stable wines for clients. Want to discuss the future of your wines and how FermForge can help you take your business to the next level? Shoot Brian a message!
Rusty is responsible for vineyard relations, aiding in client grape procurement, and vineyard operations. For clients sourcing grapes through FermForge, Rusty is there every step of the way to make sure that grapes are harvested at the optimal time to make delicious wines. His background managing hundreds of acres of Texas vineyards across the state brings a level of experience that clients can count on. When you are ready to discuss sourcing your grapes for your wine label, be sure to give Rusty a call!
Finance and Growth
Matt is responsible for finance and underwriting growth/external opportunities for FermForge. He is a Texas Tech alumnus with a background in real estate brokerage, portfolio acquisitions, and syndications. His background working with investors brings a wealth of knowledge to the FermForge team and their clients. Matt is here to find actionable ways that FermForge can help grow your business in the wine space. Want to discuss opportunities in the wine and grape industry and what we do at FermForge? Shoot Matt a message on his LinkedIn above!