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 20 minutes away from Canberra Airport.
Our trading hours are Thursday to Friday from 11am to 9pm. Saturday, Sunday & Monday from 11am to 5 pm.
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
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 30
- $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
Our Courtyard dining is outdoors, up close and personal with our vines. These tables are perfect for those bluebird days as they are not covered or protected from the elements.
The best part? Your...
- Prepaid reservation for parties of 2 to 8
- $0–$120 per person
Enjoy a beautiful day out in Sutton's Tulip Top Gardens with a Contentious picnic hamper in hand!
Choose from 2 options: a fromage only picnic hamper with 4 different double-sized cheeses, or a...
- Daily from 13 Sept to 15 Oct 2023
- 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- $70 required add-ons
Get ready for points made with the sharpest of wits. Watch punchline thrown after punchline. It is funny vs funny. After a sellout success in April, the Contentious Comedy Debate is back with the...
- Saturday, 7 Oct 2023
- 6:30 PM
- $70–$120 per person
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...
- Monthly from 10 Sept to 31 Dec 2023
- 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
- $70 per ticket
Sometimes, you just can't be bothered to cook. We got you covered with takeaway pizza on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5.30pm-8pm. Gluten-free bases available. Pick-up time is usually 20-30...
- Prepaid pickup
Hours and location
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