Horizontal Fermenter
"Wineficator Winematic"

The “Wineficator Winematic” is a horizontal fermenter designed to perfect the maceration of red wine.

A geared motor powers an anchor type agitator spanning the length of the fermentation tank. The motor is equipped with an inverter, allowing an adjustable speed of 0 to 5 rpm – in either direction. The gentle mixing breaks up and submerges the pomace cap, extracting color, tannins, flavor and aromas from the marc. 

The very same agitator is part of a specially designed system that enables an automatic discharge of pomace from the horizontal fermenter.

A programmable, touchscreen control panel serves as a rotation, discharge and temperature regulator, allowing you to automatize the entire process.

The large, dimpled jacket makes sure the temperature inside the horizontal fermentation tank is always optimal. Thanks to the vertical construction of the cooling jacket, the stored liquids will be efficiently chilled even if the tank is not full to the brim.

Durable, high-quality materials enable the wine fermenter to stay in pristine condition, even after years of professional usage.

AISI 304

The horizontal fermenter is made out of AISI 304 quality stainless steel. An upgrade to AISI 316L stainless steel is available for high-corrosion environments.
Microscopic structure of AISI 304 stainless steel.

Marbled Finish

A high-polish, marbled finish is applied to the outside of the horizontal fermentation tank. Matte and Scotch Brite finishes are also available upon request. The inside is BA (IIId) polished.
Depiction of a CP circle polish finish on stainless steel.

Horizontal Build

This tank was designed specifically to perfect the maceration of red wine. When paired with an agitator, the horizontal construction allows the optimal extraction of flavors.

Built-in Agitator

The horizontal fermenter features an agitator mounted to a geared motor with an inverter. It breaks up the pomace cap and works at 0 to 5 rpm in any direction.

Control Panel

The pump-over wine fermentation tank comes with a programmable, touchscreen control panel. It regulates the pump and temperature inside the tank, allowing you to automatize the entire process.

Pomace Discharge

The rotating blades mounted to the bottom of the wine fermentation tank gently push the leftover pomace out of the rectangular doors, automatizing discharge.

Dimple Jacket

A dimple jacket is a thin, spotted shell that regulates tank temperatures with the help of a cooling/heating medium such as glycol. They are made of light-weight materials and spot-welded for minimal additional weight.

Stacking Technology

Make smart use of your limited cellar space by stacking tanks on top of each other. Stacking allows you to reorganize your production line and make it more efficient than ever.

Horizontal Fermenter Equipment


  • Control Panel (touchscreen) – Automatic Cooling, Heating and Mixing Control
  • Automatic Pomace Discharge
  • Manhole Cover – 2x Round Ø400 mm
  • Manway Door
    • Rectangular (type 165)
    • Rectangular (type Z175)
  • Legs – Adjustable Height and Tilt
  • Temperature Control
    • Cooling Jacket (1 m2/1000 L)
    • Bottom-mounted Electrical Heater
    • Heating Pump
    • Thermometer (analog)
    • Thermowell (with PG9 fitting)
  • Valves
    • Sample Tap (DN15)
    • Partial Discharge – Ball Valve (DN32 DIN11851)
    • Total Discharge – Ball Valve (DN65 DIN11851)
    • 2x Vent Valve – DN50 (PVC)
    • Solenoid Valve
  • Type Plate – With Note Card
  • Ladder Rack
  • Welding – Brushed Finish


  • HELI Rotating Sprinkler
  • Insulation – Polyurethane Foam Layer (60 mm)
  • Manhole Cover – Custom Sizes
  • Valves
    • Ball or Butterfly (Clamp, Garolla, WG, Macon, Gas, etc.)
    • Stainless Steel Caps (on all valves and fittings)
  • Fittings
    • Inert Gas Fitting
  • Level Indicator
    • Ø16 mm Acrylic Tube (scaled, open)
    • Ø24 mm Acrylic Tube (scaled, closed)
  • Mesh Screen
  • Welding – Brushed and Polished (Ra<0.8 µm)
Blueprint of the horizontal fermenter.

Horizontal Fermenter Size Chart

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Type Capacity (L) Capacity (US gal) Diameter (mm) Total Length (mm) Shell Length (mm) Total Height (mm) # of Paddles
VIN3200A14 3200 845 1403 2621 2000 2000 7
VIN4000A14 4000 1057 1403 3121 2500 2000 8
VIN4100A16 4100 1083 1594 2635 2000 2300 7
VIN5000A18 5000 1321 1753 2646 2000 2450 7
VIN5100A16 5100 1347 1594 3135 2500 2300 8
VIN6200A18 6200 1638 1753 3146 2500 2450 8
VIN7400A18 7400 1955 1753 3646 3000 2450 10
VIN7500A19 7500 1982 1912 3157 2500 2700 8
VIN8900A19 8900 2351 1912 3657 3000 2700 10
VIN10500A21 10500 2774 2072 3680 3000 2800 10
VIN12200A22 12200 3223 2231 3680 3000 3000 10
VIN13800A21 13800 3646 2072 4680 4000 2800 14
VIN15400A25 15400 4069 2502 3699 3000 3300 10
VIN16100A22 16100 4254 2231 4680 4000 3000 14
VIN20300A25 20300 5363 2502 4699 4000 3300 14
VIN25000A25 25000 6605 2502 5850 5000 3300 10
VIN30000A25 30000 7926 2502 6850 6000 3300 14

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3) You approve the plans.

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4) We manufacture it.

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