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, 20th July, Vino Tinto - Spanish red Wine Tasting Class, 3-5pm, duende, Leederville

Red wine lovers, I hear you! This fun and educational wine tasting class is all about Spanish red wines exploring Spain's hidden secrets. Join Anja Lewis on this exciting wine journey discovering regional diversity learning about fascinating native grape varieties like Mencia, Garnacha, Garrut, Graciano, Prieto Picudo and Tempranillo. taste 7 exclusively selected wines paired with Duende's delicious tapas. Cost: $75 - Booking essential!


Saturday, 27th July, Xmas in a glass - Fortified Wine Tasting Class, 3-5pm, Swallow Bar, Maylands

Fortifieds are not just for old farts. Fortifieds 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. Join Paul Heatley on a tasting journey around the world. 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. Cost: $75 - Booking essential!


Saturday, 3rd August, sparkling & champagne, 3-5pm, Swallow Bar, Maylands

Wine lovers, Perth's most popular wine tasting class resides at Swallow Bar in Maylands! Join champagne enthusiast Anja Lewis on her fun and educational journey through the world of sparkling wine and champagne. Taste 7 selected wines side by side, discover the diversity of styles, experience aromas and flavours, learn about winemaking techniques, wine regions & the best food pairings. Cost: $80 - Booking essential!


Saturday, 17th August, RIESLING MAGIC, 1-3pm, TRIO WINE BAR, MT LAWLEY

Is Riesling the best white grape variety in the world? Join Anja Lewis for a magical wine tasting afternoon exploring Riesling, its origin, diversity and ability to cover the entire spectrum of sweetness from bone dry to sweet. Taste 7 exclusively selected wines from famous Riesling destinations including Germany, France and Australia. A perfect Saturday lunch date for lovers of Riesling and those who are curious to explore. Cost: $80 Booking essential!


Saturday, 24th August, Grenache Heroes , 3-5pm, Swallow Bar, Maylands

GRENACHE Heroes - join Anja Lewis on this fun & educational wine journey exploring Grenache/Garnacha's origin, history and diversity in wine styles. Crack the grenache code: Garnacha Blanca, Garnacha Tinta, Grenache Noir, Garnatxa Negre, Cannonau, Grenache Rosé. Taste seven exclusively selected 'Grenache Heroes' from famous Grenache wine regions in Spain, France, Italy and Australia. Lets Grenache! Cost: $75 Booking essential!


Saturday, 31st August, Sherry Wines, 3-5pm, Duende, Leederville

Sherry is as Spanish as tapas, flamenco, an afternoon siesta and often misunderstood as a wine style. Paul Heatley shares his passion for Sherry and what makes it such an unique wine. Forget the sweet stuff your grandma used to drink at Xmas. Let's journey through the ‘Sherry Triangle’ of southern Spain tasting six selected wines and delicious Duende tapas. Hola and salud Espana on a sunny Saturday afternoon! Cost: $75 - Booking essential! 


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

Nothing is more exciting than Sparkling and Champagne, unless we add a touch of pink! Wine lovers, Perth's most popular wine tasting class resides at Swallow Bar in Maylands! This class will take you on a little holiday travelling to Spain, France, New Zealand and Australia, hosted by Anja Lewis. A perfect Sunday afternoon with friends and fellow wine lovers. Cost: $89 - Booking essential!


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.



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? 



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.


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.