Welcome to the home of good wine and great debates.
Contentious Character is a cool-climate Canberra winery, set in the hills of Wamboin, just 30km east of Canberra city.
Our trading hours are Thursday to Friday from 11am to 9pm. Saturday, Sunday & Monday from 11am to 5 pm.
Please note that in line with current NSW COVID regulations. Guests need to have been double vaccinated to visit the winery.
Please choose from either the pre-paid menus so we can prepare for your visit, or à la carte if preferred (no prepayment and decide on the day).
Add on a wine tasting to enjoy before or after...
- Prepaid reservation for parties of 1 to 12
- $0–$120 per person
Thursday Night Trivia & Pizza - that's right, all in one night.
Get ready for some casual dining with our special pizza menu and Happy Hour drinks from 5-7pm.
Trivia kicks off at 7pm - and don't...
- Reservation for parties of 1 to 10
Picnic, the Contentious way. We have 7 designated picnic spots amongst the vines and below the gums. We have two sizes of Contentious Hampers available for 2 or 4 people.
Each size is available as...
- Prepaid reservation for parties of 2 to 12
- $120–$220 required add-ons
This reservation is for Wine Tastings only. Our Tasting Only Menu offers 3 tasting experiences, and you can add matched food elements to each. They draw from our Founders Museum collection of old...
- Prepaid reservation for parties of 1 to 10
- $10–$54 per person
Celebrate your special occasion amongst the vines and garden, in one of our two pavilions with a casual set up. Choose from the Bubbles and Oysters, or Grazing Boards and feel free to add sides...
- Prepaid reservation for parties of 4 to 10
TAKEAWAY THURSDAY & FRIDAY EVENING FROM 17.30 - 20.00
GLUTEN FREE available for pizza.
- Prepaid pickup
Available Thurs & Fri 5 - 745pm
PLEASE CALL TO CONFIRM A DELIVERY TIME. Gluten options available for pizza.
- Prepaid delivery
- $15 DELIVERY FEE
Join us for an opulent meaty feast of all things porky, crowned with a sumptuous Suckling roast pig, washed down with some delicious Contentious Pinot! Why not?
- Saturday, 13 Aug 2022
- 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
- $140 per ticket
Come and join us Contentious Character for our very first Dessert Palooza!
Are you ready to be spoil by our chef 5 courses of dessert with paired wines specially tailored for the sweet tooths and...
- Saturday, 24 Sept 2022
- 7:00 PM
- $95 per ticket
Let's picnic, but make it bougie! Purchase our gourmet picnic hamper for an ultimate Fresh Out experience. Choose from either the Carnivore or the Herbivore (vegetarian), with a range of local...
- Saturday, 29 Oct 2022
- 10:30 AM
- $120 per ticket
Due to popular demand, we'll be getting our zen on for more yoga and brunch. Flow through your Sunday morning with a yoga practice with Jemymah from Kingston Yoga in amongst the vines, followed by...
- Multiple dates between 18 Sept and 18 Dec 2022
- 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
- $65 per ticket
Hours and location
If you are interested in learning more about our offerings, please fill out the request form and we will contact you to discuss details.Request information