Our beer and wine experts can help you for any occasion; whether it be a birthday function, corporate event or you’re looking for a special bottle to share with close friends. Steve and Stef head up the wine division with Tony specialising in spirits.
Our beer and wine team has a wealth of experience in wine, spirits, beer and customer service. Among the 4 managers, they have 40 years of working at Swanbourne Cellars.
Steve has been working at Swanbourne Cellars for over 20 years, Tony for over 15, Stef for 6 years and Grattan for just over one year. So when you come to the store, you know you’re in experienced hands!
Steve has been in the wine trade since the 1980’s and is well respected and well-known both in and out of the industry. Steve worked at the famous John Coppins for 10 years before joining the Swanny team. As general manager of Swanbourne Cellars, he is the wine buyer, manages the stock and works closely with the team. It was Steve who set up the current layout of the blind tasting at the bi weekly Panel tastings and ran it for its first 10 years.
Tony has been in retail since before he was born with his family owning and running the legendary retail store; Gangemi’s in Perth. As the retail manager, Tony is in charge of shop floor and ordering the spirits not to mention advising customers on their purchases. Whisky is Tony’s interest and new found love is gin. In May, Tony will be celebrating working 15 years at Swanbourne Cellars.
Stef has been working in the wine trade for over 17 years running and managing stores in Nedlands, Mount Lawley, Wembley, City Beach, Dalkeith and has been at Swanbourne Cellars for 6 years. He travelled to Spain last September tasting wines and sampling the fantastic food. He was blown away by the amazing experience, culture and time away. Keep up to date with Stef’s Wine of the Week and his Top 5 from the Panel across our pages on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Or if you prefer to read emails, we mention his recommendation in there too!
Sam has been the beer buyer at Swanbourne Cellars since the start of the year. Within this role, he is able to taste many of new beers on the market. The best part of his job is as he says, “is the people I work with and the community vibe we have with the customers.” Click through to read more about Sam!