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 30tH march, costa de vino - mediterranean coast of Spain, DUENDE, LEEDERVILLE 3-5pM

Spain has one of the longest coast lines in the Mediterranean. Anja Lewis invites you to a little wine tasting holiday travelling Costa Brava, Costa de Valencia, Costa Blanca and the famous Costa del Sol learning about Spain's diverse wine styles. We visit wine regions of Catalunya, Valencia, Murcia and Andalucia tasting seven exclusively selected wines paired with Duende's delicious tapas. Cost is $75 Booking Essential

 

Sunday 31st March, Wines of austria & germany, Trio wine Bar, Mt Lawley 1-3pM

Perth, its time I share my favourite wines from Austria and Germany with you. After visiting Mosel and Meissen (Germany's smallest wine region) previously and meeting a number of Austrian winemakers, I like to invite you to this fun & educational wine tasting class learning about wines from Austria and Germany. It’s your perfect wine lunch with friends at Trio Wine Bar.

Cost is $80 - Booking essential

 

SATURDAY 6th april, Sparkling & Champagne, Swallow Bar, Maylands 3-5pM

Perth most popular wine tasting class! Indulge 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 seven selected wines along with delicious share plates by the Swallow Bar. Cost is $80 - bookings essential! 

 

SATURDAY 13th april, TRIP TO ITALY, Swallow Bar, Maylands 3-5pM

Join me for this Italian wine tasting journey experiencing Italy's rich variety of wine styles, distinctive terroirs and indigenous grape varieties. Taste & explore seven exclusively selected wines from regions such as Alto Adige, Veneto followed by the magical hills of Tuscany & Umbria in central Italy and ending on the Mediterranean's biggest island, Sicily. What a great trip - andiamo! Cost is $75 - bookings essential! 

 

Saturday 27th april, NZ ROAD TRIP, TRIO WINE BAR, MT LAWLEY 1-3pM

Kia ora tatou! Join Paul Heatley from Canny Grapes on this NZ Road Trip, an extraordinary wine tasting journey travelling both islands, north & south, discovering the diversity of New Zealand wines. In this fun & educational wine tasting class we taste seven wines incl. sparkling wine, white, rosé and reds from wine regions like Central Otago, Marlborough, Martinborough and Hawke's Bay. Hei konei ra! Cost is $80 - booking essential!

 

SUNDAY 28th april, Wines of Northern Spain, DUENDE, LEEDERVILLE 3-5pM

Come and explore the vinous paradise of Spain's northern wine regions. Starting by the Mediterrean Sea in Catalunya, we travel across to the green corner of Spain; Galicia with its Atlantic Ocean influences producing fresh, delicate, aromatic whites and lighter style reds, followed by the famous reds of Rueda and Rioja. The wine tasting includes seven Spanish wines and Duende's delicious tapas. Cost is $75 - bookings essential! 

 

SATURDAY 4th MAY, Sparkling & Champagne, Swallow Bar, Maylands 3-5pM

Perth most popular wine tasting class! Indulge 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 seven selected wines along with delicious share plates by the Swallow Bar. Cost is $80 - bookings essential! 

 

SUNDAY 5th May, For the love of Cheese and chardonnay, The Cheesemaker at Swan Valley Central, Herne Hill 3-5.30pM

Join Tanya Barretto from The Cheese Maker and Anja Lewis, on this extraordinary journey indulging in two of life’s greatest pleasures, Cheese & Chardonnay. A Masterclass where you learn about the making of cheeses such as camembert, fetta and haloumi while discover the magic and versatility of Chardonnay. A perfect Sunday afternoon with friends and fellow cheese and wine lovers.

Cost is $89 - bookings 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.