Wine Tasting Classes

Canny Grapes fun and educational wine tasting classes are about tasting and exploring the world of wine. I’m a grape lover who continuously travels learning everything about wine. I love taking people on a journey, tasting delicious wines, discovering wine regions, terroir and wine styles, learning about taste, aroma and colour while sharing a story or two about the wines and the talented winemakers. 


Canny Grapes offers a wide range of wine tasting classes focussing on wine regions, grape varieties and wine styles. Previous classes included a Pinot Road Trip, French Affair, Spanish Fiesta, Champagne Sunday, Winter Reds, Xmas in a glass - Fortified Wines, Chardonnay Road Trip, Wines of Northern Spain, La vie en rosé, Spanish Rosados and a Rosé Sparkling Class. See below the current wine class schedule and feel free to enquire about future wine tasting classes here

Upcoming  Wine Tasting Classes

SATURday 21st April 2018, NZ ROAD TRIP, SWALLOW bar, MAYLANDS, 3-5pm

NZ ROAD TRIP - Kia ora tatou! I just returned from my NZ (wine) road trip and love inviting you to join me on this extraordinary wine tasting journey travelling both islands, north & south, discovering the diversity of New Zealand wines. In this fun & educational wine tasting class we get to look at seven selected wines learning about NZ wine regions, grape varieties, taste, aromas and wine & food pairing. $70 booking essential 




COSTA DE VINO is a Spanish wine tasting class exploring Spain's Mediterranean Coast, its wine regions, grape varieties, food & culture ... just like taking a little holiday travelling Costa Brava, Costa de Valencia, Costa Blanca and the famous Costa del Sol. We will visit Catalunya, Valencia, Murcia and Andalucia tasting seven exclusively selected wines paired with Duende's delicious tapas. Cost $70 booking essential!


SAturday 5th MAY 2018, sparkling & champagne, swallow bar, maylands, 3-5pm

'Sparkling & Champagne' - Perth famous sparkling wine tasting class indulging in the fabulous world of effervescence. Discover the diversity of wine styles, taste, ascending aromas and bubbles, winemaking techniques, and grape varieties. Travel with me to Spain, Italy, France including Champagne, Australia, New Zealand tasting 7 selected wines along with delicious share plates by the Swallow Bar. Cost $70 - booking essential! 


Wine and Cheese, a match made in heaven! Discover the world of Chenin Blanc by travelling to France, South Africa, New Zealand & Australia tasting 6 wines perfectly matched with artisan, handmade cheeses! A moreish wine & cheese tasting journey with Anja Lewis and The Cheesemaker Tanya Barretto. Learn how you can make Haloumi, Persian Fetta, blissful Bucheron and your very own Mascarpone. Cost $55 booking essential! 


A true Pinot Lover wine journey with Anja Lewis travelling to the most popular pinot wine regions around the world! Experience this fun and educational wine tasting class exploring the variety of styles and taste Pinot Noir offers. Taste seven exclusively selected wines matched with famous Swallow Bar bites. A perfect Saturday afternoon with wine friends. 

Cost $70 booking essential! 


Tempranillo made Spain famous all over the world! Enjoy a fun & educational wine tasting class exploring this famous grape variety travelling Spain's wine regions; Rioja, Navarra, Ribera del Duero and Toro learning about wine styles and how winemaking techniques and aging influence the wine. Taste seven exclusively selected wines paired with delicious tapas by Duende

Cost $70 booking essential!


No denying, we have a love affair with champagne, our all time favourite and we love celebrating and sharing our passion for champagne with others. Champagne lovers, join me on this extraordinary effervescent journey tasting eight wines, learning about champagne's history, how it is made, its diversity in style and taste, getting to know smaller growers and exploring Champagne as a region. Cost $125 booking essential! 


Deep, complex, dark juicy fruit, notes of tobacco, black pepper, dried herbs and a hint of wood smoke. This is our favourite RED, warming us while we start rugging up on this cooler days, comforted by hearty stews and a crackling fire. Red wine lovers, this is for you! Join me on a delicious wine tasting journey through the most popular red wine destinations matched with famous Swallow Bar bites. Cost $70 booking essential! 


Swallow Bar


Swallow Bar is in the heart of Maylands, only 15 minutes drive from Perth CBD or 11 minutes train ride from Perth CBD taking the Midland train, stopping at Maylands station, right opposite The Swallow Bar.  



Duende Spanish Tapas Bar


Duende is positioned on the fringe of vibrant Leederville, an original Spanish tapas bar  providing a unique culinary experience dedicated to the Spanish tapas culture with this experienced in warm, rustic surrounds. Duende is only 10 min by car or one stop with the Joondalup train from the Perth CBD.


Cellarbrations At Subiaco


Cellarbrations at Subiaco is within a short walking distance from Subiaco's Rokeby Rd on Hay Street. By car its only a 15 minutes drive from the CBD  or 8 minutes with the Fremantle train from Perth CBD stopping at Subiaco station. 



Fabulous wine tasting event. Anja’s knowledge and passion is so impressive. Highly recommended!
— Christina Araujo
Anja is a delightful host and educator who is incredibly knowledgeable in her area of expertise! I thoroughly enjoyed her Fortified Wines’ Tasting Class and look forward to attending more events in the future.
— Krithika Ramnayaran
Anja has a life story that has made me question changing careers!! Great enthusiasm, easy style to present & obvious love for the product. We did the XMas in a glass Class & will be back to try the other options.
— Jenny Wallace
Education, fun and wine.... Anja creates a wonderful opportunity to learn about and love wine. Such a generous experience. Anja truly shares her passion freely. Thanks Anja!!
— Catherine Manley
Hi Anja, just wanted to thank you for a wonderful afternoon. Your class was so informative, the bubbles were all amazing & you presented it in such a fun way in a beautiful intimate setting. I have been singing your praises. Will definitely be coming to some of your other classes

Cheers Ann 🥂
— Ann Ashenhurst
Thank you Anja for a delightful day. You have exemplary taste in wines and I am impressed with how knowledgeable you are on the subject you are teaching. You make the class feel unpretentious and inviting. I very much enjoyed it.
— Emma Clarke
Anja has such a breadth of knowledge about wines. I’ve attend both her sparkling and red wine tasting classes. Always informative, new wines and well presented. Great idea for a small group, or a group booking.
— Bex Logan

Previous wine tasting classes by canny grapes

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