ePour Technologies, Inc. (“ePour”) was founded in 2010, by Ed O’Keefe, founder of Chateau Grand Traverse Winery and on the board of America Vintners Association. ePour is the developer of a patented high volume/premium quality Wine-by-the-Glass pour system. ePour revolutionizes the economics of high-volume wine by the glass programs by combining vacuum pump technology, plug and pour institutional wine packaging and pour control wine management software. The ePour machine eliminates overpours and bottle waste, introduces server accountability while eliminating costly server training, and maintains wine quality by eliminating inert gas. ePour also lets you understand the economics of your wine by the glass program with real time reports. With ePour, serving wine by the glass is as simple as a touch.
OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM
ED O’KEEFE Jr.
FOUNDER / MANAGING MEMBER
Edward O’Keefe is the CEO of ePour Technologies and the primary inventor of the ePour Wine Dispenser System. Ed started in the wine industry in 1974 as founder of Chateau Grand Traverse Winery. He planted the first commercial vinifera vineyard in the Midwest and made it one of the most profitable privately-held wineries in the Eastern United States. Ed served on the Board of the American Vintners Association where he worked diligently in raising issues involving interstate shipping of wine and founded Cellarmasters of America, Ltd.
William brings 31 years of retail and manufacturing expertise to ePour Technologies. He co-developed an inkjet refilling machine which he marketed and sold to the largest drugstore chain in the United States with sales reaching over $180 million. William also invented the Smartender, which is the world’s first totally automated self-contained bar. He founded SmartBar USA and SB International. His latest invention is a unique presentation vehicle for food and beverage called Skewdats.