Grapes of Mirth
Grapes of Mirth Grapes of Mirth

Penley Estate,
Coonawarra, SA

Join host Merrick Watts and his funny friends; comedy, music, food, wine – everything you could possibly wish for.

An entire afternoon of entertainment, as lovers of comedy and wine gather at Penley Estate.

Buy Tickets

$74.59 – $84.50 + Booking Fee


3 – 8pm

Sat 13 Feb


McLean Rd, Coonawarra SA 5263

What’s Pouring

  • Six of the region’s best wine producers will be pouring the good stuff!
  • Local beers and cider

What You Need to Know

  • This is an 18+ event
  • Strictly no BYO food or beverage
  • All tickets include a take-home wine glass
  • This is an outdoor event, BYO picnic rugs and chairs
  • Return bus tickets available from Penola, Mt Gambier and Naracoorte

What’s Cooking

  • Local food vendors to be announced
  • For those with gluten intolerance, you’ll be more than covered, as will our vegan friends; we don’t discriminate, we’ll leave that to the comedians.

Prohibited and Unprohibited Items

  • Allowed: sealed bottles of water, empty water bottles, soft cooler bags, chairs and picnic rugs
  • Not Allowed: food and beverages (other than water), eskies, professional photography equipment


One of the most exciting comedians of his generation. For the last few years, Tommy has been the host of the Just for Laughs Stand Up Series from the Sydney Opera House, filmed for the Comedy Channel in Australia, and regularly sells out his live shows across Australia. He’s also co-host of Network Ten’s ‘The Project’ and national radio show ‘Carrie & Tommy’ on the Australian Hit Network.

Tommy Little

Winner of the People’s Choice Award at the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Scotty’s acting career began nearly thirty years ago, but it has been in the last decade that she has hit the big time, scoring high profile TV spots, filling thousand-seat theatres, releasing two books and even returning to her acting heritage with ongoing roles on Seven’s Winners and Losers and Nine’s House Husbands.

Denise Scott

Stand-up Comedian. Radio Presenter. Actor. Beer Ambassador. Idiot. Nick Cody’s style of easy-going comedy sees him consistently selling out shows and over-achieving his way around the globe. He has become a regular fixture on TV, as well as being heard by listeners daily on the Triple M BIG Breakfast show! From the Edinburgh Fringe, Soho Theatre in London, Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, as well as the New York Comedy Festival & Johannesburg Comedy Festival; he’s covered the globe!

Nick Cody

Star of Channel 9’s ‘Metro Sexual’ and also staring on ABC’s ‘Rosehaven’ alongside Luke McGregor and Celia Pacquola. WINNER of the ‘Piece of Wood Award’ at the Melbourne Comedy Festival 2019, and nominated for most outstanding show; Geraldine is in red hot stand-up form. A stalwart of the Australian comedy scene, Geraldine has been seen on ‘The Oxfam Comedy Gala’, ‘Upfront: The Queens of Comedy Gala’, ‘Tonightly’ and ‘Comedy Next Gen’.

Geraldine Hickey

Leaving behind his career as a Brew Master and Food Technologist in his home country of Venezuela, Ivan has been performing comedy in his second language now for 8 years. Ivan is now a regular on Aussie TV and has won an entire swag of awards including; Best Newcomer at the Sydney Comedy Festival and Weekly Best Comedy at the Adelaide and Perth Fringe.

Ivan Aristeguieta

The “Merric” from Merrick and Rosso. Mez, as he is affectionately known, has worked at almost every radio and TV station in the country. You might have seen him recently getting smashed in the face on SAS Australia, Australia’s REAL reality show. Mez loves wine, so much so that he’s a qualified sommelier, with dreams of retiring to a big Chesterfield, smoking a cigar and drinking Cabernet.

Merrick Watts

DJ Pedro Moshman is no ordinary DJ, there’s a reason why we take him around the country to all our Grapes of Mirth events. His ‘DJ Super Powers’ allow him to know what song to play, when to play it, and whom to play it for! The end result? Entertainment between comedy acts, and a dance party to finish off the day.

DJ Pedro Moshman


The Mighty Coona’

Coonawarra is arguably the home of Australia’s best Cabernet Sauvignons – with over 120 years of grape growing history and its ancient terra rossa soils which give their Cabernets the edge. But, more than that, it’s a region that seems to operate like one big happy family – probably dysfunctional at times, like all families, but with an underlying sense of community and care for one another, and the land in which they grow their wines. It is this sense of community that bring Grapes of Mirth to the Penola Racing Club. With the help of the Coonawarra Vignerons, we’re able to not only bring you 6 of Australia’s best comedians but also 12 of the Coonawarra’s best wine producers too, all in the one location.

Graze & Sip (if you can stop laughing)

Enjoy some delicious locally sourced produce throughout the event with a glass or three of Coonawarra wine. Plenty of food will be on offer for the day, with both hot and cold options available – gourmet grazing at its best!

Spoilt For Wine!

You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy wine on the day, from not one, but from SIX WINE PRODUCERS!


We’ve Got Prizes To Win!

Just like the last couple of years, we’ll be giving away a few prizes on the day.

DJ Pedro Moshman

We have a travelling DJ, his name is Pedro Moshman, we never leave home without him – he’ll keep the festival vibe going between sets and after the comedy show. Bring your dancing shoes, you’ll regret it if you don’t.

Our Partners

Penley Estate
Five Four Entertainment

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