In March this year VisitBallarat reached out to Grapes of Mirth, after seeing their comedy event roadshow popping up in wine regions around the country, keen to bring the event to the region.
That initial communication lead to a meeting with the Pyrenees Wine Association, which lead to a meeting with Avoca Races, which led to the event being held this coming October, at the Avoca Shire Turf Club.
Since its inaugural event in February 2017, Grapes of Mirth’s ability to match top shelf wine and comedy has proved to be an overwhelming success, selling out nine events across Australia. Host and founder, comedian Merrick Watts, has championed this winning formula after recognising the value of an afternoon featuring Australia’s best comedians in Australia’s best wine regions – an experience that has subsequently seen a steadily growing community of Grapes of Mirth devotees.
The media-shy Dave Hughes headlines a list of fantastic Aussie talent coming to the Pyrenees, including Danielle Walker, Nazeem Hussain, Nath Valvo and GoM debutant Geraldine Hickey!
The entire Pyrenees wine region is getting behind this event, with ten different wine producers participating; punters will be spoilt for choice! And, as always, Grapes of Mirth will be bringing their incredible music master DJ Pedro Moshman on the road with them – he’ll keep the festival vibe going between sets and after the comedy show.
Comedy (and wine) goers will be treated to an incredible six hours of non-stop entertainment, quality Pyrenees wines, and local gourmet grub. The following wine producers will be there on the day: Taltarni Vineyards, Blue Pyrenees, Sally’s Paddock, Peerick Wines, Dalwhinnie Wines, Dogrock Wines, Mount Avoca, Glenlofty Wines, Wimmera Hills, Amherst Wines.
If you like wine or comedy, or more specifically the outstanding combination of the two, then this is the perfect afternoon out for you.
What: Grapes of Mirth in the Pyrenees
When: Sunday 20th of October 2019 – 12 to 6pm
Where: Avoca Shire Turf Club, Racecourse Rd, Avoca
More details – www.grapesofmirth.com.au