Founded in 2007, the Fenton Winery and Brewery is an award winning and innovative microbrewery and Winery located on the north end of Fenton, MI. There is an in-brewery taproom open to the public 6 days a week, a sprawling 1.25 acre park-like Wine and Beer Garden, a full service banquet hall and a retail store for carry-out and homebrewing supplies. Fenton Winery and Brewery strives to strike a balance, brewing both wine and beer with equal intensity.
Fenton Winery produces more than 20 wines; styles include white, red & fruit infused. The tastes vary from dry to sweet, stainless steal aged to oak barrel aged. You can do samplers of the wines at the FWB taproom, 3 wines are even on tap and all the wines are available to go by the bottle. There is a steady rotation of seasonal wines and specialties such as Apple Pie Wine in the Fall, Mulled Red Wine in the winter & a House Port that has been fortified with French barrel-aged Brandy. Popular wine related services include “Make Your Own Wine” batches and personalized wine labels for gift giving.
Opened in 2009 with just 3 beer styles (Wheat, Amber, Imperial Nut Brown), the brewery operations quickly grew to accommodate 13 taps at their in-brewery taproom. Guests can enjoy brewery side sampler trays and get carry-out growler fills 6 days a week.
In the early years, beers were brewed on a “nano” 1/2bbl (15 gallon) system. As demand grew, and local restaurants and bars began asking for the beer, plans for a larger brewery and distribution were put in place. In 2013, a new 3-vessel, 7bbl (217 gallon), all electric brewery was installed at their Fenton Township facility. The brewery was manufactured by a joint venture between Brewmation (New York) and Stout Tanks (Oregon) it is state-of-the-art in its design. Including touchscreen controls, the brewery is the first of its kind to be assembled and put into production in the United States, and is also one of the largest electric breweries in Michigan.
FWB is proud to be distributed in 10 southeast MI counties by Rave Associates, out of Ann Arbor Michigan.
Matt and Ginny Sherrow, both born and raised in Waterford, Michigan, have lived in the Fenton area for more than 10 years, and have truly enjoyed becoming a part of the Fenton business community. Matt and Ginny have two sons, Joshua and Kyle.
Matt is an automotive engineer turned wine maker/brewer. A Kettering University alum with a ME degree, Matt is now primarily in charge of all production operations at the FWB. He initially fell in love with the idea of entrepreneurship while earning an MBA at DePaul University in Chicago. The original plan after DePaul was to work up the corporate ladder to eventually manage a manufacturing plant; however, Marketing and Entrepreneurship classes at DePaul changed everything – the idea of starting a small business had been born.
Creating the FWB was the perfect opportunity to combine a love of wine and beer with the desire to start a small business.
Ginny’s passion is finance. A proud Clemson University graduate with a degree in Finance, Ginny is now in charge of all finance matters for the FWB. She also oversees the sales side of the business – the marketing, the atmosphere of FWB, etc. She strives to make sure everything that guests ‘see’ is just right.