Behind the roller door you’ll now find wine barrels, not beer tanks. This is Ferg’s, a city-fringe cellar door by former Proof bartender Jordan Hein of Moorak Wines, and seasoned winemaker Bevan Ferguson of Massey Wines.
Production for both labels is based at Ferguson’s Stonyfell winery. The Stepney warehouse is used for blending, bottling and storage … as well as tastings.
Whatever’s on-pour at Ferg’s is chalked up on the wall – mostly Moorak and Massey wines, plus those of a third, rotational producer without its own cellar door (at the moment it’s Dom Smith’s label, Slow Lane).
But it’s not all wine. The pair also dabbles in beer and gin. There’s an easy-drinking lager brewed with Little Bang, and a London Dry-style gin distilled in collaboration with Thebarton’s Imperial Measures.