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. Every class runs for 2 hours and includes tasting of 6-7 wines paired with the famous Swallow Bar bites. Swallow Bar is the perfect venue to enjoy a glass of wine after the class or stay for dinner while enjoying their fun live music sessions. 

Upcoming  Wine Tasting Classes

La vie en Rosé | Saturday 16th September | Swallow Bar

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! 



Sparkling Tasting Class | Saturday 7th October | Swallow Bar

Sparkling and Champagne, my absolute favourite topic.  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 most. 

Lets go on a little holiday travelling to Italy, Spain, France, New Zealand and Australia. A perfect Saturday afternoon. Bookings essential. 


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.  


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. 


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.  



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. 


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?