The Swanny team are wine experts but they know a thing or two about beer and spirits also! Tony specialises in spirits and Jack is our resident beer expert. Come in-store and speak to us!
Our 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 and both Jack and Stef for 5 years 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. We wrote about it here (link to blog). 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!
Grattan has just joined and is our beer buyer. He studied wine making and spent many vintages in Margaret River before moving into hospitality where he developed a palate for beer as well. At Swanny Cellars Grattan will be responsible for buying the beers you like to drink and discover and will be involved in the wine tastings and training planned.