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 and explores all things wine. I love taking people on a journey, tasting delicious wines, exploring wine regions, terroir and wine styles, learn about taste, aroma and colour while discovering a story or two about the wines and the talented winemakers. 


Canny Grapes Wine Tasting Classes are held at The Captains Room at Swallow Bar in Maylands every first Saturday and third Wednesday of the month. The classes run for 2 hours where we taste 7 wines paired with the delicious Swallow Bar bites. Swallow Bar is the perfect venue to enjoy a glass of wine after the class or stay for dinner enjoying their fun live music sessions. 

Upcoming Tasting Classes

Deep, complex, dark juicy fruit, notes of tobacco, black pepper, dried herbs and a hint of wood smoke. This is a Winter Red,warming us while we are rugged up, comforted by hearty stews and a crackling fire. Red wine lovers, this is for you! Join me on a delicious journey tasting 7 selected wines from the most famous red wine regions in the world. 

A perfect Winter afternoon with wine friends.


I decided to do a PINK September and I'm incredibly excited about it. Lets spoil ourselves with a journey through the world of ROSÉ Sparkling and Champagne. Join me and  discover the diversity of styles, experience aromas and flavours, learn about winemaking techniques, wine regions, food pairing and most importantly learn what YOU love. A perfect Saturday afternoon for ROSÉ lovers.

Bookings essential. 


La vie en Rosé-ay! Come and celebrate the arrival of Spring with a  rosé carnival, just like the French do. 

Join me on this rosélicious journey tasting wines from France, Spain, Italy and Australia, exploring the vast range of rosé wine styles, grape varieties, tastes and its versatility in food pairing. This class will fill quick as we all love something pink. Bookings essential! 



Yes, this is the September class, my 7th extraordinary Sparkling Tasting Class. Join me and  discover the diversity of styles, experience aromas and flavours, learn about winemaking techniques, wine regions, the best food match and most importantly learn what YOU love. Lets go on a little holiday travelling to Italy, Spain, France, New Zealand and Australia. A perfect Saturday afternoon. Bookings essential. 



The 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. 


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

You really want to come to a Canny Grapes Tasting Class but the days and dates don't fit into your schedule? Why not have your own Private Tasting Class with your friends or colleagues?