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 15
- $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 1 to 10
- $0–$120 per person
TAKEAWAY THURSDAY & FRIDAY EVENING FROM 17.30 - 20.00
GLUTEN FREE available for pizza.
- Prepaid pickup
Available Thurs & Fri 5-8pm
PLEASE CALL TO CONFIRM A DELIVERY TIME. Gluten options available for pizza.
- Prepaid delivery
- $15 DELIVERY FEE
Just $25 per person and you will be in for all things truffle this season!
Wayne and Gill from our local truffle partner Blue Frog Truffles will tell you all about these elusive, delectable funghi...
- Weekly from 1 July to 17 July 2022
- 10:30 AM
- $25 per ticket
When one Christmas in a year is not enough. Join us mid-winter for mulled wine, mince pies and a festive 3-course dinner.
- Saturday, 23 July 2022
- 6:30 PM
- $115 per ticket
Our Annual Truffle Gala Dinner Sat 30th July 2022.
Expect all things truffled with a few surprises thrown in, on our favourite night of the year.
Our Truffle partner Wayne will be there to talk...
- Saturday, 30 July 2022
- 7:00 PM
- $160 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
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