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

 
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
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


Upcoming  Wine Tasting Classes

Saturday 15th September, NZ Road Trip 2, Swallow Bar, Maylands, 3-5pm

Kia ora tatou! I'm sharing again my NZ road trip experiences, travelling both islands, north & south, discovering the diversity of New Zealand wines tasting seven selected wines, learning about taste, aromas, wine & food pairing, wine storage and more. This class includes wine styles, such as sparkling wine, white, rosé and reds from wine regions like Central Otago, Marlborough, Hawkes Bay & Martinborough. Cost $75 booking essential

 

THURSDAY 20th September, INTERNATIONAL REDS, CELLARBRATIONS SUBIACO, SuBIACO, 6-7.30pm

This 'International Red' wine journey, set in Cellarbrations Subiaco unique wine cellar tasting room, takes us to Argentina, Chile, France, Italy and Spain. Learn about wine aromas, grape varieties, wine making techniques, wine regions and how to pair wine & food. A fun & educational wine tasting class, and perfect wine evening with wine friends! Includes six wines and share platters. Cost $59, booking essential

 

Saturday 29th September, Spanish Rosados, Duende Tapas Bar, Leederville 3-5pm

'Spanish Rosados' - a love affair with pink wines from Spain! Journey with Anja Lewis from Canny Grapes through Spain's incredibly diverse wine regions exploring top terroirs, famous (and not so famous) Spanish grape varieties, learning about wine styles, wine aromas and winemaking techniques. A fun and educational wine tasting class including seven selected wines paired with delicous Duende tapas. Cost $70, booking essential!

 

Saturday 6th OCTOBER, SpARKLING & CHAMPAGNE, SWALLOW BAR, MAYLANDS 3-5pM

Wine lovers, Perth's most popular wine tasting class resides at Swallow Bar. A fun and educational journey through the world of sparkling wine and champagne. Taste seven selected wines side by side, discovering the diversity of styles, experience aromas and flavours, learn about winemaking techniques, wine regions, the best food match A perfect Saturday afternoon with friends and fellow wine lovers. Cost $75 Booking essential.  

 

SUNDAY 7th OCTOBER, CHEESE & BUBBLES - A SWAN VALLEY STORY, SWAN VALLEY CENTRAL,HERNE HILL 3-5pM

Two of life’s greatest pleasures! Cheese and Bubbles.  A special Entwined in the Valley event, this is a masterclass by Tanya Barretto from The Cheese Maker and myself discovering the magic of Swan Valley Sparkling wines and artisan handmade cheeses. From Camembert, Haloumi and Persian Fetta to Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Shiraz, this is an effervescent wine and cheese celebration you don't want to miss.

 

SATURDAY 20th OCTOBER, WINES OF AUSTRIA AND GERMANY, SWALLOW BAR, MAYLANDS 3-5pM

It's  time I share my favourite wines from Austria and Germany. After visiting Mosel and Meissen (Germany's smallest wine region) and meeting a number of winemakers from Austria, I invite you to this fun & educational wine tasting class learning all about European grape varieties like Gruner Veltliner, Blaufrankisch, Zweigelt, Weissburgunder and Riesling. A perfect Saturday afternoon with wine friends. Cost $75 Booking essential 

 

SATURDAY 3rd NOVEMBER, SPARKLING & CHAMPAGNE, SWALLOW BAR, MAYLANDS 3-5pM

Wine lovers, Perth's most popular wine tasting class resides at Swallow Bar. A fun and educational journey through the world of sparkling wine and champagne. Taste seven selected wines side by side, discovering the diversity of styles, experience aromas and flavours, learn about winemaking techniques, wine regions, the best food match A perfect Saturday afternoon with friends and fellow wine lovers. Cost $75 Booking essential.

 

SATURDAY 4th NOVEMBER, WHites of northerN SPAIN, DUENDE, LEEDERVILLE 3-5pM

Starting by the Mediterrean Sea in Catalunya, we travel across to the green corner of Spain; Galicia producing fresh, delicate, aromatic whites. In between we stop in Bizkaiko Txakolina, Rioja and Navarra. A journey of discovery learning about native grape varieties like Xarel-lo, Albariño, Viura, Treixadura, Ondarribi Zuri and others. Hola and salud España on a Sunday afternoon tasting 7 wines paired with Duende tapas. Cost is $70 Booking essential


Locations

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. 

 

Testimonials

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
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
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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