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


12:30 – 6:30pm

Sat 6 March


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


Tommy Little is Australia’s premier dickhead and the most exciting comedian of his generation. Known for his infectious energy and killer performances, nothing is off limits when Tommy is on stage.

Tommy Little

Gez has a deceptively effortless knack for turning low-key yarns about agapanthuses and bouncy-castles into high-stakes, helplessly funny narrative rollercoasters. She has won the biggest award in Australian Comedy, and the Comedians Choice award, she’s the best in the biz, and we can’t get enough!

Geraldine Hickey

SAFM breakfast host and all round top bloke Lehmo is one of Australia’s most experienced and well-travelled comedians. Lehmo’s live work has seen him headline at comedy clubs for well over fifteen years and work all corners of the globe – he is also the country’s number one ‘combat comic’, having completed seven ‘tours of duty’.


Self-identifying bogan genius Brett Blake is a whip-smart, high-spirited stand up who has performed widely across Australia and the UK. A regular sell-out at the Melbourne International Comedy and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, Brett also starred on ‘Common Sense’ for Network 10, has a hand in Melbourne’s Comedy at Coopers Inn, is a regular visitor to ‘The Little Dum Dum Club’ and shares the reins on ‘Worst First Dates’ podcast with Kelly Fastuca.

Brett Blake

Darwin comedian Amy Hetherington is a terminally positive comedian; she’s energetic, fun and contagious. Amy engages her audience with an infectious combination of energy, wit, self-deprecation, happiness and the bizarre. In 2019 her Adelaide Fringe show was awarded Best Weekly Comedy.
★★★★★ “If all Territorians are this funny, we should all just head North now” The Advertiser, 2019.

Amy Hetherington

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

If Grapes of Mirth falls in a Vineyard and DJ Pedro Moshman isn’t there to pick us up and get us dancing, did GoM really ever happen? No, it did not. No Pedro, No Party.

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.

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