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The biggest comedy line up Coonawarra has ever seen is coming to town!
After five sold-out events in wine regions around the country in 2018, Grapes Of Mirth will kick off 2019 on the Limestone Coast – combining our three favourite things; comedy, wine & people!

On Saturday 19th of January, get ready for an entire afternoon of comedy, music, wine, food, and good times.

Through the great support of the Coonawarra Wine Region, we’ve been given access to a giant air-conditioned marquee on the Penola Racecourse. So, we’ll be protected, whatever the weather conditions on the day.
Hosted by T.V and radio star Merrick Watts, you’ll be entertained by a gala line-up of comedians. Some of the countries best are coming to the home of terra rossa soil, including – Nath Valvo (MICF Gala), Dave Thornton (‘The Project’ and ‘The Beep Test’), Dilruk Jayasinha (‘Have You Been Paying Attention’ and ‘Utopia’), Fiona O’Loughlin (‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’) and and Cal Wilson (‘Thank God You’re Here’ and ‘Hughesy We Have a Problem’).

And, to top it all off, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy wine on the day, from not one, but TWELVE WINE PRODUCERS! Joining us on the day are Balnaves, Blok Coonawarra, Brand’s Laira, DiGiorgio Family Wines, Hollick Estates, Koonara Wines, Majella Wines, Patrick of Coonawarra, Penley Estate, Raidis Estate, Whistle Post Wines and Rymill Coonawarra.

Grapes of Mirth provides the ultimate chill-out day with six headline comedy sets, a host with the most, and some sweet DJ tunes to keep you entertained before, between, and after the comedy has ended. Only the best Coonawarra wines, locally produced beer and cider, and plenty of gourmet grub on offer.

This is the perfect Xmas gift for friends and family. Get a bunch of people together and enjoy a whole day out.

We have released return bus tickets from Mount Gambier and Naracoorte. Limited seats available from the main ticketing page.

Tickets on sale now, and all include a souvenir glass and first pour of wine.

Strictly NO BYO – there will be plenty of food, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase on the day.

This is an 18+ event, because there are comedians involved, and well, because there are comedians involved.


Penola Shuttle – This is a free bus shuttle service (you must register here http://bit.ly/PenolaShuttle) – 12:30pm departure from the Visitor Information Centre, and then approximately every 15min thereafter, up until 2:00pm. Please note that the shuttle seats 20 people – first-in, first-out. In addition to this, we will have a 53 seater bus provide a shuttle run at approximately 1:00pm.
Mount Gambier ($15 return + booking fee) – 12:00pm departure from Target Carpark

Tarpeena – The Pines Hotel, 12:15pm.
Nangwarry – Nangwarry BP servo, 12:25pm.
Arrive Penola Racecourse approx. 12:45pm.
Naracoorte ($15 return + booking fee) – 12:00pm departure from Naracoorte TAFE

Coonawarra – Coonawarra General Store, 12:25pm
Arrive Penola Racecourse aprrox. 12:40pm
Return trip to Mount Gambier and Naracoorte will depart at approx. 7:05pm. First return shuttle to Penola will commence from approx. 6:00pm

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