Contentious Character is a contemporary cool-climate vineyard estate with winery, cellar-door and kitchen, set in the hills of Wamboin, 30km east of Canberra.
When it comes to what we believe in, we stand our ground. So if you want to meet some Contentious Characters in person, we’re pretty easy to find. Come over for a tasting, a good meal or a simple yarn, and we’ll show you what we’re all about.
Rolling hills, and distant views of the Snowy Mountains, create a charming backdrop to our cool-climate vineyards. The locals are friendly, and the odds are good you’ll spot a kangaroo or two bounding through the vines.
CELLAR DOOR AND KITCHEN
There’s nothing contentious about our hospitality. With friendly local service, and an open fire in winter, our cellar door offers a warm weekend welcome all year round. No need to book (unless you’re a large group - BOOK HERE).
Come visit us at weekends for a tour, tastings, sales, and a good feed with a great view. Offering a wide range of tempting fresh regional produce, our menu blends traditional Italian flair with contemporary Australian dishes, chosen to complement our wines beautifully.
From epic brunches and lunches to afternoon treats, our Chef Tom makes sure the food served in our kitchen is every bit as interesting as the wines behind our cellar-door.
WE’RE OPEN FOR LUNCH, SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS, 10AM T0 5PM, DINNER FRIDAY NIGHTS and the CELLAR DOOR IS OPEN WEDNESDAYS THROUGH TO SUNDAYS.
HOST YOUR EVENT HERE
If you fall in love with the place as much as we have, talk to us about hosting an event for you. For any group over fourteen people we generally provide a set menu or arrange pre-ordering.
We’ve got a large, flexible function space and can cater to all kinds of events, from corporate hospitality, to birthdays, weddings and hogmanay’s – never let it be said we don’t enjoy a party.
Must Try Wines
|2009||FOUNDERS MUSEUM PINOT GRIS||$35.00|
|2015||CONTENTIOUS CHARACTER PINOT GRIS||$35.00|
|2007||FOUNDERS MUSEUM MERLOT||$35|
|2015||CONTENTIOUS CHARACTER MERLOT||$40|
|2003||Founders Museum Riesling||$28|
- Nearest recommended accommodation:: VIBE Hotel, Canberra Airport or ask us for local AirbNbs
- Cellar Door - Tastings & Sales
- Great Food
- Amazing Wines
- Function Space
- Contentious Characters