Grapes of Mirth
Grapes of Mirth Grapes of Mirth

Josef Chromy Wines,
Tasmania, TAS

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 sprawl out across the grounds at Josef Chromy.

Buy Tickets

$60–$70 + Booking Fee


12 – 6pm

23 February 2020


370 Relbia Road, Relbia TAS

What’s Pouring

  • List to be announced shortly
  • Local craft beers and cider
  • Soft drinks, water, and coffee

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 BYO foldable chairs

What’s Cooking

  • Picnic hampers
  • Hot & cold shareable and more substantial options from the talented chefs at Josef Chromy

Prohibited and Unprohibited Items

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


Writer, actor, and one of Australia’s favourite comedians. Luke is also co-creator, co-writer, and star of the smash hit sitcom ‘Rosehaven’ with Celia Pacquola for ABC TV, for which Luke won the award for Most Popular Actor at the 2019 TV Week Logie Awards! You might have also spotted him on ABC’s ‘Utopia’ or on ‘The Weekly with Charlie Pickering’ with his ‘Lukenomics’ segment.

Luke McGregor

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

An award-winning stand-up comedian/actor/writer/broadcaster/person who always gives 100%. He’s one of Australia’s hottest comic talents, he’s performed and won acclaim all around the world; Edinburgh, Montreal, London, and he even once roast-battled Jimmy Carr and didn’t die in the process. His list of awards are many and extensive and include the Helpmann Award for Best Show and the Pinder Prize, both at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. And boy, do we miss him hosting ABC’s ‘Tonightly with Tom Ballard’.

Tom Ballard

Stand-up comedian and actor David Quirk has cemented his place on our TV screens and as an original voice on the international comedy circuit, with hit live shows in Australia and the UK. You might have seen David on ABC’s ‘Rosehaven’ where he plays the odd/lovely character of Damian, the Tasmanian hoarding locksmith. Or maybe it was as Josh Thomas’ love interest in ‘Please Like Me’. If not there, perhaps it was with Sam Simmons in ‘Problems’, with The Kates in ‘Get Krackin’, or with Sammy J & Randy in ‘Ricketts Lane’. Who can say?

David Quirk

Sardonic, unique, and downright weird – Gen Fricker has quickly become one of the nations brightest stars on the national comedy circuit, with her unique blend of sassy stand-up and dark musical experimentation, delivered with a butter-wouldn’t-melt-in-her-mouth smile. In addition to stand up, Gen is heard every weekday by listeners of the popular national radio station Triple J after recently taking over as the station’s lunch presenter.

Gen Fricker

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


Northern Tasmania’s Finest!

Josef Chromy Wines has a state-of-the-art winery at the base of the vineyard at Relbia, just south of Launceston. The modern and minimalist exterior provides a home for some of the best winemaking equipment available.

With 61 ha under vine, Josef Chromy produces Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc, and are committed to producing grapes of the highest quality in a cool climate region.

Perfect For Wine & Entertainment

An amazing winery, fine wine, experiences including pushbike rides through the vines, and even fly fishing; Josef Chromy have nailed the experiences and hence are part of the Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia – with a top restaurant to boot.

From a Grapes of Mirth perspective, they’ve got the perfect natural little amphitheatre to set yourself up for an afternoon of comedy, wine, and music entertainment.

Graze & Sip (if you can stop laughing)

Enjoy some delicious locally sourced produce throughout the event with a glass or three of Josef Chromy’s iconic wines. Plenty of food will be on offer for the day. Go for a gourmet picnic hamper or enjoy some of the other hot and cold options that will be available on the day – gourmet grazing at its best! The bar will be fully stocked with your favourite Josef Chromy wines as well as local beers, cider, soft drinks and coffee.

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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