Anja Lewis is a wine enthusiast who was introduced in to the world of wine and champagne in the Caribbean while working on private yachts. Upon her return to Perth in 2014, Anja decided to enter the wine industry expanding her wine knowledge, while working for wineries in the Swan Valley and travelling Australia’s wine regions. She currently holds the advanced certificate with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust and is planning to pursue the WSET Diploma, the foundation to her 10 year goal of becoming a Master of Wine. Anja also holds a university degree in Mechanical Engineering.
"Follow your passion and believe in yourself"
She decided to start her own business Canny Grapes, seizing the opportunity to follow her passion by taking others on a journey exploring the vast world of wine. In 2016 Anja entered the biannual Vin de Champagne Awards, one of Australia’s most coveted wine accolades, held on behalf of the Comité de Champagne, becoming one of six finalists in the professional category. This incredible experience reignited her passion for champagne. Anja offers through her business Canny Grapes fun and educational wine tasting classes, private functions and corporate events, wine training, wine presentations and also works as a wine consultant.
"Satisfying your thirst for knowledge and continuously evolving is the key to success and the foundation to motivation"
Earlier this year Anja was approached by Business Women Australia to participate in the first edition of Extra.Ordinary.™ Businesswomen a remarkable collaboration of 34 Australian business women who inspire others by sharing experiences and giving guidance to those who follow in their footsteps. The book was published on International Womens Day 2017 here in Perth. Being a relatively new entrepreneur, Anja shares her insight on seizing opportunities while achieving goals and is very proud to be part of this extraordinary collection which opens with a foreword by Janine Allis, founder of Boost Juice and Shark Tank investor. This book is a perfect gift for any woman starting out, or someone already on their journey. You can read Anja's story here.