Australian Grand Prix & DR3 Wine Launch

Formula 1 is bigger than ever and if you can’t make it to the sell out Australian Grand Prix, The Old Courthouse will be the next best place to be!

Watch the race live on the huge 6m screen in our garden, with FREE ENTRY to our outdoor spaces and loads of prizes, specials and activities for the day.

For an all inclusive experience check out our VIP Paddock Pass, maybe even jump in and secure your spot for our F1 Sim Hot Lap competition.


Stay with us after the race as we will switch our screens to the Fremantle Dockers V West Coast Eagles immediately post race. 
Race should finish 20 minutes before bouncedown.

DR3 X St Hugo & Ric Red Wine Launch

Launching in WA on April 2, we have the latest release DR3 X St Hugo and new Ric Red wines.  DR3 is a sought after wine series created by St Hugo in collaboration with Daniel Ricciardo.  Ric Red, what can we say……watch Daniel in the video above and let the man tell you himself!

Join us on the day in our exclusive VIP Paddock Pass event for a chance to sample the wine plus we will be giving away a limited edition box set to one lucky ticket holder as a door prize.  In our general admission area we will have DR3 glass and bottle specials all day.

General Event Information

Our expanded outdoor space will open at 11am and be entirely FREE ENTRY for the event.  Grab yourself a spot in our pavilion, on our verandah, under the Peppermint trees or on the lawn.  Wherever you are you will have great viewing of our huge 6m outdoor screen or our huge Pavilion TV’s.

What to expect:

  • Racing Simulators – We’ll have racing simulators onsite on the day thanks to Racekraft Simulations, make sure you get in early if you want to test your race skills, they are sure to be popular.
  • Heineken Special – keep your thirst quenched with discounted Heineken pints all day.
  • DR3 Wine Specials – We will also have a special price for both DR3 X St Hugo and Ric Red wines by the glass or bottle.
  • Food – Our kitchen and pizza oven in the garden will be open all day and pumping out food for hungry race fans.  Remember every Sunday we have our  $25 Sunday Roast Special.


All guests on the day have a chance to WIN
All attendees can enter into our door prize draw for a double pass to see David Croft (aka Crofty) & former F1® driver and now expert commentator Karun Chandhok live on stage in Perth on Tuesday April 4.

Prize thanks Wendy Brockbank at MTA Travel and Fan of Sport, the exclusive F1® Experiences agent for Australia and New Zealand – find out more on the Crofty & Karun event by clicking here

REMEMBER – Our general admission area is free entry!

VIP Paddock Pass

For the ultimate experience the VIP Paddock Pass is for you.

Our inside courtrooms will host a premium experience and launch the new vintage of  DR3 X St Hugo wine in WA as well as the launch of the new Ric Red in WA.  You will also find:  Across our internal courtrooms you will find:

  • Massive screens to watch the Australian Grand Prix live.
  • Book a full motion F1 simulator hot lap (more information below)
  • Enjoy tastings of the new vintage of DR3 x St Hugo wine PLUS the new DR3 Ric Red.
  • 3 hours of premium food & beverage included (starting from 12pm – 3pm).  Enjoy premium St Hugo wines PLUS our full range of tap beer and cider products.  We will continually be delivering canape style premium food during the event.
  • Door Prizes – Win one of two prizes including a 1 hour racing session at Racekraft plus an official 2023 Formula 1 Event Cap.

Due to capacity restrictions, we have a very limited number of VIP Paddock Passes available.  Of the passes available, there are 18 available with the add on F1 simulator hot lap booking (full details below).  Make sure you are quick before they sell out!  

All-inclusive VIP Paddock Pass $149ea

Crofty & Karun - Unplugged

If you love F1® this is the can’t miss the event of 2023.  We have secured an opportunity to get up close and personal with the voice of F1, David Croft, and former F1 driver and now expert commentator Karun Chandhok. 

We have an all inclusive dinner on Wednesday April 5, tickets are strictly limited head to our event page to find out more.

Full Motion F1 Simulator

Guests of our VIP Paddock Pass event will have the opportunity to purchase one of 18 hot lap pass add on tickets.

Our full motion simulator will be housed inside one of our courtrooms and our partner will provide what we feel is was the best simulator driving experience you can get in Perth!

Each pass will entitle the holder to compete for a quali lap around the Albert Park circuit.  All times will feature on or Leader board (think Top Gear star in a reasonably priced car style!) with the top time taking home the prize.

First Prize – 2023 Formula 1 Event Mini Helmet PLUS one Bottle of DR3 Wine
Second Prize – One Bottle of DR3 Wine
Third Prize – One bottle of Ric Red

  • Purchase one of our “VIP PADDOCK PASS – WITH F1 SIMULATOR BOOKING” tickets.
  • After your purchase you will be sent an email link to book a specific time.  Emails will be sent in order of purchase so selection of booking time (running order) is determined on personal preference but in order of purchase.
  • Simulator booking times will be every 15 minutes from 11am.
  • You must check in 5 minutes BEFORE your scheduled time slot.
  • Anyone who misses their time slot will forfeit their booking as we will not have time to reschedule bookings.


All-inclusive VIP Paddock Pass with F1 Simulator Booking  $179ea