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 Canny Grapes Wine Tasting Classes

Saturday 25th May, Famous Spanish Tempranillo, 3-5pm, Duende, Leederville

Spanish Tempranillo - the indigenous grape that made Spain famous all over the world. Paul Heatley of Canny Grapes invites you to a fun & educational wine tasting class incl. 7 wines & tapas by Duende. Explore wine regions such as Rioja, Navarra, Ribera del Duero and Toro learning about wine style, terroir and how winemaking techniques & ageing play such important role. Hola and salud Espana on a sunny Saturday afternoon! Cost is $75 - bookings essential! 

 

SUNDAY 9th JUNE, CHAMPAGNE SUNDAY, 3-5pm, SWALLOW BAR, MAYLANDS

"Champagne always tastes different at every time of the day.” Champagne enthusiast and 2016 Vin de Champagne Award finalist Anja Lewis is taking you on an effervescent journey learning about champagne's history, how it is made, its diversity in style and taste, getting to know smaller growers and exploring Champagne as a region. Cost is $130 per person including 8 champagnes and delicious bites from the Swallow Bar kitchen.

 

Saturday 22nd JUNE, winter reds, 3-5pm, SWALLOW BAR, MAYLANDS

Deep, complex, dark juicy fruit, notes of tobacco, black pepper, dried herbs and a hint of wood smoke. This is our favourite RED, warming us while we start rugging up on this cooler days, comforted by hearty stews and a crackling fire. Red wine lovers, this is for you! Join Paul Heatley of Canny Grapes on a delicious journey through the most popular red wine destinations and famous Swallow Bar bites. Cost $75 - booking essential!

 

Saturday 29th JUNE, Taste of spain, 3-5pm, duende, leederville

Taste of Spain - Join Anja Lewis on her fun & educational wine tasting class exploring Spain's northern, mediterranean and southern coast, taking a little holiday travelling to a number of different wine regions such as Rías Baixas, Rioja, Penedés, Valencia and Jerez. Learn about Spanish native white and red grape varieties tasting seven exclusively selected wines and delicious Duende's tapas. Cost: $75 - Booking essential!


Locations

Swallow Bar- Maylands

 

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 - Leederville

 

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.

 

Trio Wine Bar - Mt Lawley

 

Trio Wine Bar is an Italian Trattoria/Wine Bar at the northern end of Beaufort Street. Vibrant and rustic at the same time, its a local favourite at any time of the day. Trio Wine Bar is only 10 min by car from the CBD or you can jump on the 950 bus that stops conveniently opposite/next to the bar.

 

CELLABRATIONS 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

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? 


WINE BLOGGER WRITING ABOUT CANNY GRAPES

GOON BAGS

Bron and Hannah are two working mums in Perth who decided to start a wine blog despite having no experience in the wine industry. The fun part of wine blogging is that you get to taste and learn about wine. Read here the Goon Bags blog about ‘how to drink wine’ including six simple wine tasting tips.


TRAVELLING CORKSCREW

Casey Bryan who shares her wine experiences via her wine blog Travelling Corkscrew joined me at one of my wine tasting classes earlier this year. Together we travelled through Italy, Spain, France and Australia learning about sparkling wine & champagne. Check out what she wrote about Canny Grapes Wine Tasting Classes here. Casey also loves Thai food, so it’s no surprise that she attended my regular wine pairing dinners “Aromatics & Thai’ at Itsara which she also shared on her blog.