Steve, Liquor Barons Swanbourne

We Are Not A Franchise, Or A Faceless Chain, We Are A Co-Operative Of Independent Retailers.

Here At Liquor Barons, The People Who Work In The Stores, Own The Stores. We are proud to be exclusively West Australian, and work hard to provide interesting and varied selections of booze to all of our locals around this great state.  

To show you who we are, we've spent time going around and talking to our store owners and asking them about themselves, so that we can introduce them, to you.  You probably already know the people who run your local, but do you know the others?


We must admit, it feels strange to say "Steve" without the "Perry".  Steve Perry has been serving the great people of Perth fine wines for decades.  Many decades: we are polite, so we will not be precise.  But rest assured, Steve has sold more Grange than we've had hot dinners, and he is also responsible for keeping his well-shod customers in the know about great-value wines.  So he's got it all.  Not to mention his long reputation for his kind heart and his steely determination to provide the best customer service day after day (after day after day)... Meet Steve at Swanbourne.

Steve spent his early days as a bar manager, before moving on to the famous ‘John Coppins’ in Peppermint Grove – one of WA’s leading fine wine specialists of the day. He spent 12 exciting, busy and formative years at John Coppins. In the late 90’s Steve started work at Swanbourne Cellars, which is where he calls home 20 years on.

We asked Steve who/what were the major influences on his life in wine – which has been extraordinarily blessed.

“My mentor in early days, was the great man himself” (he speaks here of one of WA’s living wine legends, the passionate and energetic wine fanatic, John Jens, who was with him at Coppins).  “The other person who has had a great impact on my life in wine is Rod Properjohn.  We have tasted regularly together for the last 20 years, and every time I sit down with him I learn something new.”  (Rod is a leading force for the Liquor Barons On The Vine premium wine program, and a weekly fixture on the panel.)


103 Claremont Crescent,
Swanbourne WA, 6010

Phone: 08 9384 2111


Monday 10.00am - 7.00pm
Tuesday - Thursday 10.00a. - 8.00pm
Friday to Saturday 9.00am - 8.30pm
Sunday & Public Holidays 12.00pm - 6.00pm
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday