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 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 monthly at Swallow Bar in Maylands and Duende in Leederville. Every class runs for 2 hours and includes tasting of 6-7 wines paired with delicious small plates. Swallow Bar and Duende are the perfect venues to enjoy a glass of wine after the class or staying for dinner.

Upcoming  Wine Tasting Classes

Chardonnay Road Trip | Wednesday 18th October | Swallow Bar

Chardonnay, the white grape of Burgundy, Chablis and Champagne, has travelled around the world. Its time to take Chardonnay lovers and those who want to learn more about this popular grape variety on a road trip to explore the endlessly versatility and its ability to reflect place and people. Don't miss out on this sublime and delicious wine tasting class including 7 Chardonnays from around the world. Bookings essential.  


Wines of Northern Spain | Saturday 28th October | Duende

A journey discovering regional diversity learning about their fascinating native grape varieties from Catalunya; Galicia with its Atlantic Ocean influences producing fresh, delicate, aromatic whites and lighter style reds; Castilla y León and Rioja home to famous reds. We taste seven selected Spanish wines matched with Duende's delicious tapas.  Hola and salud Espana on a sunny Saturday afternoon!


Sparkling Tasting Class | Saturday 4th November | Swallow Bar

This will be my last Sparkling Tasting Class for 2017! Journey with me through the world of sparkling wines and champagne. 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 most. Enjoy this little holiday to Italy, Spain, France, New Zealand and Australia.  Bookings essential. 



Spanish rosados | wednesday 22 november | duende tapas bar

info coming soon

trip to italy | Saturday 25th November | Swallow Bar

Info coming soon

Champagne Sunday | Sunday 3rd December | Swallow Bar

info coming soon


Our previous tasting classes were Pinot Road Trip, French Affair, Spanish Fiesta, Champagne Sunday, Winter Reds & Winter Reds 2, Xmas in a glass - Fortified Wines.  


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. 



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

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?