Nedlands: Steve’s Hotel hopes to continue wine list winning streak

Murray McHenry and Michael Hartley.
Murray McHenry and Michael Hartley.

MICHAEL Hartley will always remember the day the new-look Steve’s Hotel opened.

It was May 25, 2009 – his 40th birthday.

The wine consultant and sommelier started working at the Nedlands hotel in 2004, continued to sell wine through the redevelopment and left the business in 2015.

Steve’s Hotel in the early days.

But he is back working with owner Murray McHenry and his team at the wine store and as brand ambassador for McHenry Hohnen wines with plans to continue Steve’s wine list winning streak.

The hotel has claimed two Gold Plate and three Australian Hotel Association WA awards for its wine list.

“Michael was a customer who wanted to learn more about wine,” Mr McHenry said.

How the Western Suburbs Weekly reported on the Steve’s development and “loutish” behaviour.

“He came to France with me to learn more.

“He was working here before we closed down (as part of the redevelopment) and we kept him on working out of a donga.”

Mr McHenry said Steve’s had moved on from being a venue known for its “loutish” behaviour.

How the Western Suburbs Weekly reported on the Steve’s development and “loutish” behaviour.

“Most clients here on a Friday night are aged between 30 and 50 and were previous clients who lived in the vicinity,” he said.

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