After six sold-out events since its inception in 2017, GRAPES OF MIRTH has announced it will open its 2019 slate on South Australia’s Limestone Coast.
Grapes of Mirth – Comedy and Wine in Coonawarra will be held on Saturday January 19 at the Penola Racecourse. Kicking off at 1pm, Grapes of Mirth will be doing what it does best – bringing comedy to the vineyards of Australia, complete with a stellar line-up and the enormous support of the local wine region.
Joining host and Grapes of Mirth founder Merrick Watts, will be Dave Thornton (The Beep Test, The Project), Nath Valvo (Melbourne International Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala), Dilruk Jayasinha (Have You Been Paying Attention?, Utopia), Fiona O’Loughlin (Winner – 2018 I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!), and Cal Wilson (Hughesy We Have A Problem, Thank God You’re Here).
Punters will be treated to a full afternoon of comedy, wine, music, food and good times, all from the comfort of giant air-conditioned marquee. And in a first for Grapes of Mirth, they’ll get to choose from not one producer, but 12 of the region’s best wine producers – spoilt for choice! They include Balnaves of Coonawarra, The Blok Coonawarra, Brand’s Laira of Coonawarra, DiGiorgio Family Wines, Hollick Estates, Koonara Wines, Majella Wines, Patrick of Coonawarra, Penley Estate, Raidis Estate, Rymill Coonawarra and Whistle Post.
Since its inaugural event in February 2017, Grapes of Mirth’s ability to match wine with comedy has proved its overwhelming success, selling out three events in SA’s McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley wine regions, and more recently in NSW, ACT and Victoria’s King Valley. Grapes of Mirth host and founder, comedian Merrick Watts, has championed this winning formula after recognising the value of an afternoon featuring Australia’s best comedians in some of our best wineries – an experience that has subsequently seen a steadily growing community of Grapes of Mirth devotees.
Quickly establishing itself as a must-see event for comedy and wine lovers alike, Grapes of Mirth endeavours to make each event as unique as possible, whilst providing killer comedy line ups of some of our best established and up-and-coming comedians. Previous events have featured Dave Hughes (Hughesy We Have A Problem; HIT Network’s Hughesy & Kate), Tom Ballard (Tonightly), Akmal Saleh (I’m A Celebrity), Kitty Flanagan (The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, Have You Been Paying Attention?, Utopia), Tommy Little (The Project, HIT Network’s Carrie & Tommy), Lawrence Mooney (The Beep Test, Triple M Brisbane Breakfast), Dave Thornton (The Beep Test, The Project), Tom Gleeson (Hard Quiz, Hard Chat on The Weekly with Charlie Pickering), Luke McGregor (Rosehaven, Utopia), Fiona O’Loughlin (Winner – I’m A Celebrity), Nikki Britton (Comedy Up Late), Becky Lucas (Hughesy We Have A Problem), Heath “Chopper” Franklin (The Ronnie Johns Half Hour), and Lehmo (The Beep Test), and Celia Pacquola (Rosehaven, Utopia).
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