Grapes of Mirth
Grapes of Mirth Grapes of Mirth

De Bortoli Wines, Riverina, NSW

Grapes of Mirth is returning to the Riverina in 2023, bringing with it an all-star ensemble of Australian comedians.

Six of Australia’s best comedians will make their way to De Bortoli Wines for an afternoon of comedy, music, wine, gourmet grub, and the most amazing festival vibes.

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$74 + Booking Fee


Saturday, Mar 25

12:00pm – 6:00pm


De Bortoli Wines

De Bortoli Road, Bilbul NSW 2680

What’s Pouring

  • De Bortoli Wines
  • Local Beer & Cider

What’s Cooking

  • Food vendors to be announced

What You Need To Know

  • This is an 18+ event
  • Strictly no BYO food or alcohol
  • All tickets include a take-home wine glass
  • This is an outdoor event BYO picnic rugs and / or foldable chairs
  • There is no allocated seating

Prohibited and Unprohibited Items

  • Allowed: sealed bottles of water, empty water bottles, picnic blankets, foldable chairs, soft cooler bags
  • Not Allowed: food, hard eskies, other beverages other than water, 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

Joel Creasey is one of Australia’s most-popular, acclaimed and charmingly controversial stand-up comedians, radio and television presenters. Co-host of Australia’s number #1 national drive show ‘Kate, Tim & Joel’ on Nova, and winner of the award for ‘Best Newcomer’ at the 2021’s ACRA Awards. A self-described shameless “fame whore”, Joel has become a television staple on commercial networks and streaming platforms, including his stand up special ‘Thirsty’ as part of Netflix’s Comedians of the World which was launched globally to rave review.

Joel Creasey

Alex is a regular on ‘Have You Been Paying Attention?’, a writer for ‘The Project’ and one of Australia’s most exciting comedy talents. described her as “Irreverent without being too dry and extremely engaging. Totally brilliant” and we couldn’t agree more. Alex made her blistering Melbourne International Comedy Festival Opening Night Gala debut in 2021 and is now making her Grapes of Mirth debut as well, it’s a big year!

Alex Ward

As ‘Chopper’, Heath Franklin is an Australian cultural and comedy icon. With his own TV show, four live comedy specials, 2 ARIA nominations, 1 Logie nomination and over 500,000 tickets sold worldwide, Chopper has nearly done it all. The man behind the tatts and ‘stache, Heath Franklin, is an Australian actor, comedic performer, improviser and writer.

Heath Franklin’s ‘Chopper’

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

Jordan is one of the hottest new acts on the Australian comedy scene, she was a state finalist in the prestigious RAW comedy, and a finalist in the Rebel Wilson comedy commission in 2018. Glam Adelaide described her as ‘Quirky, painfully relatable, and utterly hilarious. ★★★★★’ we couldn’t agree more, and can’t wait to get her on the Grapes of Mirth stage.

Jordan Barr

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


De Bortoli Wines Private Gardens

Grapes of Mirth – Riverina will be held on the beautiful private gardens at the De Bortoli Wines cellar door. The Gardens have been designed and tended to by the De Bortoli family for decades and are the perfect place to sit back, relax, and have a laugh.

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Is there allocating seating at the event?

The event does not have allocated seating. Bring your favorite picnic blanket or chair and just pick your spot for the day.

Can I leave the event and come back later?

We do not provide pass-outs at the event. Please bring everything with you that you will require on the day.

Can I smoke at the event?

Yes, but you must stick to the designated smoking area, and please ensure you use the ashtrays.

What time does it all start and finish?

We will release a full schedule closer to the event, but gates will open at 11:45am, with the comedy starting from 1:00pm. DJ Pedro Moshman will play his last track just before 6:00pm, which is the official end time.

What about car parking and bus services running to and from the event?

There will be limited on-site parking and there are return buses running from Griffith. Bus tickets are available when you purchase your tickets. Please check the departure locations and times to ensure they suit your requirements.

What can I bring to the event, and what is prohibited?

We recommend you bring something to sit on (chair/blanket), a large brimmed hat, and something warm (depending on the final forecast). We’ve put together a kick-ass selection of food and beverages, so please don’t bring your own. Also, no hard eskies, but soft cooler bags with ice blocks is all good to keep your drinks cold throughout the day – and feel free to bring your own empty refillable drink bottles and / or sealed bottles of water. To look after the ecosystem of the vines we also ask that you don’t bring pets (official assist animals will be permitted). Also, no professional photography equipment.

Will there be shade?

This is an outdoor event, please prepare accordingly for all weather conditions. We will do our best to provide as much shade protection as possible, but unfortunately, it is not feasible for us to provide shade for all attendees. Depending on the final forecast, we will make further announcements to ensure that everyone is as comfortable as possible.

Can I bring a child?

This is an 18+ event due to the nature of the comedy and content, no children are permitted. If you have a dependent young baby that you would like to bring along, we ask that you email us to arrange this – [email protected]

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