Perth offers a great number of wine events, wine dinners and 'meet the maker' events which is a fabulous way to bring together winemakers and wine lovers without having to travel extensively. We love tasting wine, especially when its paired with delicious food.
Canny Grapes works in collaboration with small businesses, restaurants, wineries, function venues and distributors representing Australian and International wine producers.
Upcoming Wine Events
Exciting news for all Riesling lovers! I’m hosting Perth’s very first RIESLING & THAI - Long Table Dinner on Thursday 28th November at one of Perth’s best Thai restaurants, Itsara in Nedlands. We selected eight extraordinary Riesling wines from around the world and pair them with Itsara’s famous royal Thai cuisine. Tickets are available now!
Previous Wine Events
Aromatics & Thai - Long table dinner, THuRSDAY 2nd May, 7pm Itsara Nedlands
ITSARA & CANNY GRAPES once again presented this ever popular event of Thai dining, indulging in five courses of Itsara’s authentic cuisine and eight wine pairings selected by Anja Lewis. Itsara’s lush garden is the perfect venue to enjoy this authentic ‘Shared Plate’ five-course menu, awaken the senses as you are transported to tropical Thailand. Enjoy your favourite dishes and some very unique plates rarely found outside of Thailand, paired with aromatic wines.
New Zealand wine dinner, wednesday 10th april 2019, 6.30pm, Petite Mort, Shenton Park
New Zealand born Head Chef and owner Todd Stuart and Anja Lewis of Canny Grapes created a unique dining experience selecting their favourite New Zealand wines to pair them in a stunning Petite Mort five course menu. Wine educator and consultant Anja guided us through the evening & wines, travelling wine regions of both islands, north & south including Central Otago, Marlborough, Martinborough and Hawkes Bay. A dining experience Perth has not seen before.
LEAding ladies of wine Dinner perth, tuesday 19th february, 6.30pm balthazar, Perth
This annual Gourmet Traveller Wine Dinner celebrated some of Australia’s top WOMEN IN WINE. I had the honour to lead through the evening of outstanding wines paired with a delicious four-course dinner at Balthazar in Perth.
Aromatics & Thai - Long table dinner, Thursday 31st January, 7pm Itsara, Nedlands
Itsara & Canny Grapes presented their 5th edition of Perth’s favourite authentic Thai dining experience, indulging in five courses of Itsara's Thai cuisine and eight selected wine pairings. Set in Itsara’s tropical garden diners experienced the magic of Thailand’s cuisine cooked by Itsara Pracharoenwattana and his outstanding team while learning about aromatic wine styles, grape varieties, wine making and how to pair wine & food.
Champagne Degustation Dinner, Thursday 18th OCTOBER, 6.30pm Petite Mort, Shenton Park
Petite Mort and Canny Grapes invited Perth's Champagne Lovers to their annual 2018 Champagne Degustation Dinner celebrating Global Champagne Day and our love for champagne. It was a luxury evening of champagne and fine dining including six selected cuvées from five champagne houses paired with five course signature grande cuisine by Todd Stuart and his team at Petite Mort.
Aromatics & Thai - Long Table Dinner, Thursday 4th October, 7pm, Itsara Nedlands
Itsara & Canny Grapes once again present Perth’s favourite authentic Thai dining experience, indulging in five courses of Itsara's Thai cuisine paired with eight selected wines. Set in Itsara’s tropical garden we are creating an authentic ‘shared plate’ five course menu transporting you immediately to Thailand, awakening your senses. Come and join us for an entertaining evening of wine, conversation and some of Perth's best Thai. Cost: $125 Booking essential!
Clancys Sipper Club #6 - Wine Pairing Supper, Thursday 6th September, 7pm Clancy's Fremantle
We all know how good the beers are at Clancy's but did you know that Clancy's Fremantle supports a number of small boutique wineries? It's time to shine a light onto their wine list! Wine lovers make sure you join us for this 'special edition' Sipper Club event. Sip, taste and learn while enjoying a delicious wine pairing supper including six selected wines and three courses created by the chef and his team. Cost $59, Booking essential!
12hr Slow-Braised Beef Cheek in Red Wine with Soft Polenta, Broccollini, Red Wine Jus* paired with Unico Zelo 'Truffle Hound' Nebbiolo and Hugh Hamilton 'Stunt Double' Cabernet Sauvignon blend
*Vegetarian and gluten free options are available
Perth's first MAZZA WINES Dinner, Wednesday 13th June 2018, Duende, Leederville
Mazza Wines & Duende presented Perth's first Mazza Wines Dinner on 13th June 2018. Mazza Wines is a unique family run vineyard in the Ferguson Valley near Donnybrook specialising in growing Spanish & Portugese varieties. David Mazza showcased six of their best wines with a perfectly matched 3-course dinner from the hands of Duende's talented Head Chef, Warren Farrugia.
aromatics & thai - LONG TABLE DINNER, THURSDAY 31st MAY 2018, itsara, nedlands
Itsara & Canny Grapes once again presented Perth’s favourite authentic Thai dining experience, indulging in five courses of Itsara's Thai cuisine and eight wine pairings. Set in Itsara’s tropical garden we created an authentic ‘shared plate’ 5-course menu transporting you immediately to Thailand, awakening your senses. This paired food & wine journey is based on Australian and international wines discovering wines that match best with Thai food, an entertaining evening of wine, conversation and Perth's best Thai.
JOHN KOSOVICH WINE DINNER, WEDNESDAY 18TH APRIL 2018, DUENDE, LEEDERVILLE
aromatics & thai - Long table dinner, THURSDAY 1st February 2018, itsara, nedlands
Our second edition of 'Aromatics and Thai' was also a sell out and everyone loved the culinary experience! Showing eight wines paired with an incredible five course menu, we all found new favourite wines with the top three being Champagne Veuve Fourny & Fils Grande Réserve, Eidosela Albariño and Azul y Garanza Tempranillo. Favourite dishes of the evening were the duck and barramundi followed by pork belly.
I loved this little 'Thank you' note from one of the guests.
aromatics & thai - matching aromatic wines with authentic thai cuisine, THURSDAY 19th OCTOBEr 2017, itsara, nedlands
Neil Perry's favourite West Australian Asian restaurant Itsara decided was time for an ultimate Authentic Thai Dining Experience! Chef and co-wner Itsara Pracharoenwattana created an exceptional traditional Thai dinner menu while I guided our guests through eight selected aromatic wines surrounded by Itsara's tropical garden setting. This dinner was a real success with everyone asking when we are having the next one. Can't wait! Read here what Casey from the Travelling Corkscrew wrote about the dinner including all wines and dishes we had.
veuve fourny & Fils champagne degustation dinner, Thursday 5th October 2017, Petite Mort, Shenton Park
Inviting 5th generation champagne grower-producer Charles-Henry Fourny of Champagne Veuve Fourny & Fils to Perth was one of my biggest events this year! Creating a Champagne dinner in collaboration with De Bortoli and Petite Mort, champagne lovers were able to discover and explore the terroir of Premier Cruises Vertus, Côte des Blancs while enjoying five course signature cuisine perfectly matching champagnes made by Charles and his brother Emmanuel.
JOURNEY WINES DINNER WITH DAMIAN NORTH, TUESDAY 19TH SEptember 2017, JUNIPER & BAY, COMO
Highly acclaimed Journey Wines owner and wine maker Damian North launched his latest addition the 2017 Heathcote Fiano at a five course dinner hosted by Juniper & Bay who created a delicious menu highlighting Damian's wines. It was a fantastic dinner, fully booked restaurant with happy wine lovers who enjoyed the wines and listening to Damian taking us on his wine journey.
Shiraz masterclass at the wa club, friday 21st july 2017, WA Club, cbd
Canny Grapes was a guest host at the monthly members only 'Wine Masterclass Dinner' at The Western Australia Club. This masterclass was all about Australian Shiraz perfectly matched by the chef with delicious canapés and a five course dinner.
business women australia july soiree, wednesday 19th july 2017, WA Club, CBD
This event was like no other! Champagne, oysters, cheese and fabulous women from Business Women Australia! I hosted a Veuve Fourny champagne tasting, sharing my passion about wine and all things champagne.
Pop up wine tasting event with purple hands wines, Tuesday 27th June 2017, who's your mumma, Fremantle, wa
My first pop-up wine tasting event and it was a great success. Winemaker and co-owner Craig Stansborough was taking us on a journey through his vineyards in the Southern Barossa tasting wines that reflect his passion and love for wine, especially his Italian varieties. Though some of the favourite wines of the night were Purple Hands Old Vine Grenache and the Mataro followed very closely by the Shiraz!
Grace Farm dinner, Wednesday 21st june 2017, petit mort, shenton park, wa
I joined Grace Farm's viticulturist Tim Quinlan and winemaker Jonathan Mettam for an exquisite Grace Farm degustation dining experience at Petite Mort . The menu was created by head chef Todd Stuart matching current and back vintages from Grace Farm's boutique wine portfolio. Check out what Casey wrote about her dining experience here. Just wants us to do it again.
STYLE BY WESSON, Wednesday 23rd may 2017,HYATT REGENCY, PERTH
Style by Wesson is an exclusive style and couture service for women who have most things but time. Wesson preview events are held twice a year in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Perth showing next seasons fashions from some of the worlds top labels, straight from Europe. Canny Grapes joined Look Good 2 Feel Good consultant Monique Leahy from the Wesson team with a Sparkling and Champagne tasting at their Learn and Cocktail styling workshop.
George Street Festival, Dec 2016, Fremantle
The East Fremantle Festival is held every year on George street featuring live music, street food, artisan markets and participating local businesses. A fun day out for family and friends. Young George invited Grace Farm to their tasting tent where many took the opportunity to taste boutique wines from this small family owned and operated winery in the Wilyabrup, Margaret River.