Experience the best of Canberra’s wineries and restaurants at Contentious Character.
Rolling hills and distant views of the Snowy Mountains create a charming backdrop to our cool-climate vineyards - and they all await you in Wamboin, just 20 minutes from Canberra airport.
Join us for wine tastings, lunch and dinner featuring fresh, local produce or order takeaway for pick-up and delivery (with a bottle of our wine, of course) for the perfect night in.
LUNCH & DINNER
11am to 9pm, Thursday and Friday
11am to 5pm, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Our menu is locally sourced and made, with a blend of Italian, Korean and contemporary Australian cuisine. All complement our Canberra cool-climate wines beautifully.
Our pizza oven fires up Thursday & Friday nights, to serve up delicious wood fired pizzas.
Choose to dine inside or on our all weather sunlit deck.
Alternatively why not book one of our Pavilions where we serve our grazing board options in a setting right beside the vines.
(Note: Our pavilions are for groups of between 4 & 20 people and grazing board dining)
WINE TASTINGS - DONE DIFFERENTLY
You won’t find a more unique wine tasting in the Canberra district wine region.
There’s a Contentious Character wine to suit everyone, with a large selection of premium Australian wines, ranging from Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sparklings, Rose, Dessert Wines, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Merlot to Cabernet Merlot and more.
And that’s just varietals - we haven’t even mentioned the Founders Museum Collection. They are quality old vine Lambert wines from deep within the cellar, and having been lying low for a few years, they have developed an exceptionally mature, mellow character.
Try 5 of our wines in a Half Monty, 8 in a Full Monty or go all the way with an Indulgence tasting of 12 wines; with a mix of varietals, Founders Museum Collection aged vintages, and the new world styles from Contentious Character. All can be paired with matched food elements so you can experience the best of Canberra’s wineries and restaurants.
The different personalities of these cool-climate wines will give you plenty to debate, even well after your visit to the Canberra district wine region.
Please note: Wine tastings are carried out seperatly from a dining experience. Therefore if you have booked a tasting as well as dining. The wine tasting will be completed prior to dining.
WINE TASTINGS MENU
We are dog friendly in our outdoor areas, let us know if bringing your furry friend at email@example.com. Don’t forget to tag your photos #contentiouscharacterpups check out some of the other doggos that love visiting. RULES FOR ALL DOGGOS - All dogs must be on a leash at all times, under the control of a human and having a quiet time without barking, borking or berking. When #hit happens, clean it up in a bag and dispose of correctly. We reserve the right to very politely ask regular rule-breakers to put their tail between their legs and head home.
THURSDAY EVENINGS - AUTHENTIC KOREAN, FRESH HOUSE MADE PIZZA'S AND WEEKLY TRIVIA FROM 7PM
On Thursdays our Korean & pizza menu is available from 5pm. You’ll also find the mic red hot from 7pm as we run weekly trivia with host Nigel.
View the menu here: Thursday Special Korean & Pizza Menu.
Round up the troops and get ready to test your knowledge.
BOOK FOR THURSDAY EVENINGS HERE
THURSDAY & FRIDAY TAKEAWAY!
Locals - this one’s for you. Enjoy the best of a Canberra winery and restaurant in your own home. Add on a bottle of Contentious Character wine, throw on a movie and you’re set for a good night in.
THURSDAY EVENING TAKEAWAY
Special Korean + Pizza Menu
($15 delivery fee applies)
FRIDAY EVENING TAKEAWAY
Full Takeaway Menu Available
($15 delivery fee applies)