Comedy and Wine returns to Coonawarra with some of the Nations Funniest

After nearly two years and 14 events around the country, GRAPES OF MIRTH
has announced its second wine and comedy spectacular in Penola next month.
Having debuted the popular comedy-wine event in January 2019, GoM returns to the Penola Racing Club in 2020.

The Coonawarra event on Saturday, January 18 will feature GoM host-founder, Merrick Watts (Merrick and Rosso, The Hollowmen, Studio 10), as well as his “partners in wine”, Peter Helliar (The Project, How To Stay Married), Claire Hooper (The Great Australian Bake Off), Nazeem Hussain (Orange is The New Brown, I’m a Celb) Dave Thornton (The Beep Test, The Project, Upper Middle Bogan) and Danielle Walker (GetKrack!n, Best Newcomer MICF 2018)

GoM has championed a winning formula after recognising the value of an afternoon featuring Australia’s best comedians in some of Australia’s best wine regions – an experience that has subsequently seen a steadily growing community of GoM devotees.

The Coonawarra Vignerons have been instrumental in supporting this event and will be represented on the day with twelve different wine producers participating; punters will be spoilt for choice! And, as always, Grapes of Mirth will be bringing their incredible music master DJ Pedro Moshman on the road with them – he’ll keep the festival vibe going between sets and after the comedy show.

“There’s something about the Coonawarra, there’s a real sense of community that’s stronger than most wine regions. We can’t wait to see our great friends enjoy a day watching our other great friends perform whilst enjoying wine made by our other great winemaking friends! It’s like a FRIENDSTIVAL (very clever word play)”, explained
host Merrick Watts.

GoM events around the country have now become must-see events on the comedy calendar. Don’t miss GoM’s first event for 2020.

Date: Saturday 18th January 2020
Time: 1–7pm
Tickets: $60–$70 per person + booking fee, visit

Where: Penola Racing Club, Racecourse Road, Penola SA,

Buses Transfers: Mt Gambier, Naracoorte & Penola

What You Need To Know:
This is an 18+ event – no BYO food or beverage – tickets include a take-home wine glass – this is a seated event held within an air-conditioned marquee.

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