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.
We’ve Got A Big Marquee!
Through the great support of the Coonawarra Vignerons, we’ve been given access to a giant air-conditioned marquee at the Penola Racing Club, it’s HUUUGE (at least twice as big as Donald Trump’s hands). So, we’ll be protected, whatever the weather conditions on the day. If the weather is mild and sunny, there will be plenty of breaks to enjoy the outdoors with food and beverage in hand.
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! The Penola Racing Club bar will be stocked with local beers, cider, soft drinks and we’ll even have a coffee truck on hand.
Spoilt For Wine!
You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy wine on the day, from not one, but from TWELVE WINE PRODUCERS! Joining us are DiGiorgio Family Wines, Banks Thargo Wines, Katnook Estate, Hollick Estates, Patrick of Coonawarra, Parker Coonawarra Estate, Balnaves of Coonawarra, The Blok Coonawarra, Brand & Sons, Raidis Estate, Zema Estate, Redman Wines.