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 2019 Wine Tasting Classes

Thursday 17th January, Summer Reds, The Cabin, Mt Hawthorn 6.30pM

While many of us switch to a crispy white or refreshing bubbles, true red wine lovers stick to their reds, all summer long! This fun and educational wine tasting class takes you on a red wine journey exploring wine styles, wine regions, aromas and flavours. Taste 7 selected wines while enjoying delicious dishes from The Cabin's kitchen. It's your perfect 'summer reds' wine night with wine friends. Cost is $70 - booking essential


SATURDAY 2nd FEBRUARY, Sparkling & Champagne, Swallow Bar, Maylands 3-5pM

Perth most popular wine tasting class Sparkling & Champagne at Swallow Bar with Anja Lewis of Canny Grapes

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 9th & 16th FEBRUARY, World of Chardonnay, Swallow Bar, Maylands 3-5pM

Chardonnay, the white grape of Burgundy, Chablis and Champagne has travelled around the world. Its time to take Chardonnay lovers and those who want to learn more about Chardonnay on a journey exploring the endlessly versatility and its ability to reflect place and people. Don't miss out on this sublime and delicious wine tasting class including seven Chardy’s from around the world. Cost is $75 - bookings essential! 


Sunday 17tH february, vino del sur - wines of southern Spain, DUENDE, LEEDERVILLE 3-5pM

Southern Spain is Flamenco! Southern Spain is Muscat, the world's oldest grape variety. Southern Spain is the Sherry triangle. Sherry, not grandma's style but Jerez's; dry, crisp, salty, lip smacking sherry. Southern Spain is Pedro Ximinez, PX - dessert in a glass! Yes we get to explore it all, plus we add couple nice reds to the mix. A fun Sunday afternoon tasting 7 wines paired with delicious Duende tapas. Cost is $75 - bookings essential! 


Saturday 23rd february, Aussie Italians, Trio wine Bar, Mt Hawthorn 1-3pM

Who doesn't love Italian wines, I mean varietals. This fun and educational wine tasting class explores a number of Italian grape varieties grown in Australia, tasting seven selected wines including white, rosé and reds made from Fiano, Arneis, Vermentino, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Aglianico, Montepulciano or Primitivo. A perfect Aussie-Italian lunch with your wine friends at Trio Wine Bar. Cost is $75 - Booking essential


SUNDAY 3rd march, champagne Sunday at Swallow Bar, Maylands 3-5pM

No denying, we love champagne, our all time favourite bubbles! Join Vin de Champagne Award finalist Anja Lewis on an extraordinary effervescent journey celebrating and sharing her passion for champagne. Learn 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 including eight champagnes & food - 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.




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? 



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.