The 2018 Minya by Moonlight Concerts

The Minya Vineyard and Winery are proud to present the 2018
"Minya by Moonlight Concerts Series" from early January through to mid March,
the concerts take place in the vineyards tranquil outdoor amphitheatre overlooking
a beautiful billabong and island.

The series offers a diverse range of entertainment. Opera, Jazz, Comedy, folk, blues
and other shows. The Amphitheatre seats up to 200 guests and is only 15 minutes away
from Geelong or 8 minutes from Torquay.

Picnic hampers ($20) are available however reservations are essential. The hampers are
prepared for you to pick up on your arrival to the vineyard and includes a selection of foods
including antipasto, cheese, smoked salmon roll, fruits and nuts.

There is a selection of Minya wines and beers are available at every concert.
Please No BYO, the way to keep business running and presenting great music and
entertainment is by selling wine. You will have the opportunity to purchase Minya wines
for your enjoyment at home.

Ticket price is $36
Price includes a free glass of Minya wine.

You only need to bring a cushion or rug, no chairs.

Please contact us for more information regarding the concerts or picnic hampers
or perhaps stay over night in one of our cabins.



For Internet Bookings click on GPAC logo or Phone 5225 1200






Hey Gringo

Concert 1
7.30pm Saturday January 13

Hey Gringo, an eclectic, earthy, funk injected, original jazz, blues n roots
band who have been delivering unique, irresistible live performances for
nearly two decades. With 7 acclaimed albums, touring extensively, both
nationally and internationally.

Hey Gringo have performed with some of the biggest names in the global
music arena.

Hey Gringo consistently deliver outstanding performances, treating audiences
to edgy, thought provoking, lively, infectious, memorable songs, fueled by their
extreme love for what they do best – perform!

“An upbeat collection of smokin’ rhythm & blues combining jazz-inflected
vocal stylings, polished instrumentation, well-formed solos and seriously
funky grooves.”
Al Hensley - Rhythm Magazine- Noosa FM

Boogie piano, smoking organ, hot sax, steamy harmonica and quirky guitar,
over a layer of irresistible rockin’ roots and rhythm, Hey Gringo take you on a
journey to all corners of the roots music world.









Pippa Wilson

Concert 2
7.30pm Saturday January 27

Pippa has the rare vocal quality that snaps audiences to full attention,
swinging hot or cool with the great standards from the 1920’s through
to the 50’s and beyond. Singing jazz since 1979 she made her debut
with the New Harlem Jazz Band. Since that time she has worked with
most of Melbourne’s top musicians and has become a well respected
and popular member of the jazz fraternity.

Hearing Pippa Wilson is about experiencing a singer with immense vocal
technique. The notes dip and flow with the ease that comes from artistry of a
high calibre which has made her one of the most sought after and admired
performers on the Australian jazz scene.




Gospel Belles

Concert 3
7.30pm Saturday February 10

Kerri Simpson, Kelly Auty and Marisa Quigley, together with keyboard player
Tim Neal, come together to bring the Gospel Belles to the 2018 Minya by
Moonlight Concert Series. Renowned for their power-packed vocals, earthy
humour and captivating stage shows the Gospel Belles deliver classic gospel
and blues songs in the African-American tradition, with their rousing
and authentic interpretations.

Each of them accomplished performers, songwriters and musicians in their
own right, the significant talents of these outstanding singers and big personalities
combine to create a rare musical treat, with charm galore and more than a dash
of dry wit thrown in.





The Stetson Family

Concert 4
7.30pm Saturday February 24

Celebrating their 10 year anniversary in 2018, The Stetson Family continue
to deliver their spirited, free-wheeling bluegrass and alternative country,
bringing a rootsy and original edge to these familiar and timeless sounds
with songs that are at times dark and dusty to lovelorn and heartbreaking.

Their 2016 album, True North, further established the band internationally,
breaking out of Australia onto US Roots/Americana charts.

The Stetson Family were nominated for Best Duo/Group at the Australian
Country Music Awards 2016 and appear regularly on the national festival circuit.

“They blend like one of the legendary bluegrass or country families…
True North is their best material yet”.
Rick Moore, American Songwriter, LA.





Beautifully Mad

Concert 5
7.30pm Saturday March 10

Australian Songwriter of the year 2009 & ARIA awards winners Beautifully Mad
take you on a breathtaking ride that recalls the beauty of James Taylor, some
honey from Melody Gardot, a lyrical spice of Cohen washed down with some
Waits-like humour.

A musical flame that licks at the heels of Folk and Jazz.

“Popped into the Basement for one drink and stayed the whole night. Great songwriting!”
Michael McDonald – The Doobie Brothers

“Tony and Kris are fun to be around and their music is second to none -
they are such a talented couple performing great originals and great interpretations
of cover songs. They entertained our audience and mixed happily with them at
every opportunity. Everyone just loved them”.
The Music Shack. WA





A Dog Day Out

10.30am - 4pm March 17
Entry $20 pre sale, $25 on door.

A Dog Day Out - putting the whine into winery

Children under 14 free. Dogs free
Tickets available via our website or (booking fee applies)

A pooch-packed day of fun for your family favourite ...and the kids.
Come and meet and mingle with your pets, listen to talks and tips on providing a safe
and happy home for your hound. Vets and welfare groups will be on hand to offer
advice throughout the day.

Featuring live music, Rock Dog fancy dress competition, jumping and agility trials,
stalls, produce and doggy delights. Plus good food and delicious wines.

Only sociable dogs on lead may attend