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

WEDNESDAY 25th JULY, xmas in a glass, Swallow Bar, Maylands, 6.30-8.30pm

Fortifieds are not just for old farts and they  are not all sticky and sweet. Fortifieds with all their amazing flavours of dried fruits, spices and nuts often taste like xmas in a glass. Learn and taste all things fortified, exploring six selected wines, learning the basic methods used in making these exceptional delicious wines, discover styles, regions and a little history. 

Cost $70 - Bookings essential!


Taste of Spain - come and explore Spain's incredible varitiy of wine styles, wine regions and culture, winemaking techniques, white and red grape varieties and more. Join me for this fun & educational wine tasting class travelling to Spain's northern, mediterranean and southern coast, tasting seven wines from Rías Baixas, Rioja, Penedés, Valencia and Jerez paired with Duende's delicious tapas. Cost $70 - Bookings essential!


Saturday 4th August, Sparkling & Champagne, Swallow Bar, Maylands, 3-5pm

Sparkling & Champagne - Perth famous sparkling wine tasting class indulging in the fabulous world of effervescence. Discover the diversity of wine styles, taste, ascending aromas and bubbles, winemaking techniques, and grape varieties. Travel with me to Spain, Italy, France including Champagne, Australia, New Zealand tasting 7 selected wines along with delicious share plates by the Swallow Bar. Cost $75 - booking essential! 


Saturday 18th August, Winter Reds2, Swallow Bar, Maylands, 3-5pm

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 me on a delicious wine tasting journey through the most popular red wine destinations matched with famous Swallow Bar bites. Cost $70 booking essential! 


Saturday 1st September, Rosé Sparkling & Champagne, Swallow Bar, Maylands, 3-5pm

Nothing is more exciting than Sparkling and Champagne, unless we add a touch of pink!  Join me on this fun and educational wine tasting journey through the world of ROSÉ Sparkling and Champagne. Taste seven selected wines side by side, experience aromas and flavours, learn about winemaking techniques, wine regions, the best food match and most importantly learn what YOU love. Cost $85 booking essential! 


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



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


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. 



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?