Grapes of Mirth
Grapes of Mirth Grapes of Mirth

Brown Brothers,
King Valley, VIC

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

An entire afternoon and evening of entertainment, as lovers of comedy and wine sprawl out across the grounds at Brown Brothers, with 130 years of winemaking history.

Buy Tickets

$70–$80 + Booking Fee

When

4 – 9pm

Saturday 23 January 2021

Where

239 Milawa-Bobinawarrah Road, Milawa, VIC 3678

What’s Pouring

  • Brown Brothers Prosecco Premium Brut, Pinot Grigio, Moscato, Dry Rosé, Tempranillo
  • Beers and local cider
  • Local soft drinks
  • Coffee & tea

What You Need to Know

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

Food

  • Pre-purchase a Brown Brothers gourmet picnic hamper
  • BYO food from home – snacks, sandwiches, or whatever you like!
  • Local ice cream

Prohibited and Unprohibited Items

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

Lineup

Simply one of Australia’s most loved comedians, ever since his first appearance on our TV screens on ‘Rove’ back in 1999. Pete has performed stand up for years, selling out shows right across the country He’s the star and director of Network 10’s ‘How To Stay Married’ and makes as laugh four nights a week on ‘The Project’, the beloved show where news is delivered differently.

Peter Helliar

WINNER: Best Comedy Adelaide Fringe Weekly Awards 2018 and a regular across all TV networks, Nath is going from strength to strength as a performer and stand-up and is in high demand, both in Australia and internationally. He’s a true craftsman of the art form.

Nath Valvo

The host of Channel 10’s smash hit and Logie nominated ‘Taboo’. Winner of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s ‘Piece of Wood’ award in 2011, ‘Spleen Comic of the Year’ 2010, and awarded the ‘Tron Best Newcomer Award’ at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2007. He’s got a voice like a chainsaw, which pairs perfectly with his lumberjack moustache – appropriate, as his comedy is strong enough to chop down trees.

Harley Breen

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

Multi-award winning singer, songwriter and comedian, Jude has created a name for herself by writing and performing hilarious, yet brutally honest, stream-of-consciousness style lyrics, set to undeniably catchy and well-crafted songs. In 2013, Jude released her debut EP ‘3am’. In 2015 Jude performed her first solo comedy show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, which won her first of 3 Green Room Awards for Best Original Songs. In 2018 Jude performed her 5th solo show ‘I Have A Face’ at Melbourne Fringe and won Best Cabaret. The show also won Jude her 4th Green Room Award for Best Cabaret Artiste.

Jude Perl

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

Experiences

Brown Brothers in Milawa

Welcome to Brown Brothers, one of Australia’s leading family-owned wineries. They have been making wine in Milawa for 130 years, and while they’re proud of their traditions, they’re not a traditional wine company; otherwise, we (the comedians) would never have received an invitation! They love a laugh – so, pull up a chair, bean bag or picnic rug and join us in their beautiful grounds to enjoy some of Australia’s biggest comedy names for an afternoon of music, food, wine and laughter.

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