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

Fortifieds with all their amazing flavours of dried fruits, spices and nuts often taste like xmas in a glass. Join me on a tasting journey around the globe, learn and taste all things fortified. Get to know fortified wines, learn the basic methods used in making these exceptional delicious wines, explore styles, regions and a little history. Taste 6 wines matched with Swallow Bar bites. Xmas in July with xmas in a glass - pure indulgence. 


This extraordinary Sparkling Tasting Class  has been the most popular so far. 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. 


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.



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?