Cart 0 items: $0.00



Thursday Night Trivia & Pizza

Every Thursday at 7pm

Thursdays are for casual dining & Pizza menu and Happy Hour drinks from 5-7pm. Trivia kicks off at 7pm - look, it's not compulsory but we warn you that it is addictive!

More Info & Bookings

The Contentious Collaboration Dinner

Saturday 18 June 2022

A collaboration between Contentious Character and our gin partners, Canberra’s Underground spirits and Local distillery from Wamboin Clark Spirits. A four courser dinner, with wine and gin cocktails with an introduction to each brand from both Claudia Roughly and Bryan Clark.


Coming Soon

Contentious Virtual Wine Tasting

Friday 24 June 2022

No better way to spend your Friday night than (virtually) with us and 6 of our winemaker handpicked wines. 

More Info & Bookings

Truffle Hunt Simulations Demonstrations

Saturday 2, 9 & 16 July 2022

Join us at the winery for a demonstration by our truffle supply partners Blue Frog Truffles. Learn all you need to know about the edible black gold grown in our region.

More Info & Bookings

Chrissy In July

Saturday 23 July 2022

When one Christmas in a year is not enough. Join us mid-winter for mulled wine, mince pies and a festive 3-course dinner.

More Info & Bookings

Annual Gala Truffle Dinner

Saturday 30 July 2022

Get truffled with 4 courses and matching wines, and an introduction to this exotic funghi by our truffle partner Blue Frog Truffles.


More Info & Bookings

Pig & Pinot

Saturday 13 August 2022

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?  

Coming Soon

Father's Day

Sunday 4 September

Kick spring off & spoil dad with lunch at the winery! While wine is out forte, we make an exception on this occasion with dad’s getting a welcome beer on arrival! Then kick back and enjoy your lunch selecting choices from our A La Carte Menu.  

Coming Soon

Namaste Rose - Morning Yoga + Brunch

Sunday 18 Sep, 16 Oct, 20 Nov, 18 Dec 2022

Flow through your Sunday morning with a yoga practice, followed by a grazing board with a glass of rosé.

More Info & Bookings

Dessert Palooza

Saturday 24 September 2022

A sweet tooth's dream come true - a 5-course dessert degustation with paired wines. 

More Info & Bookings

Mini Taxis: Book a mini taxi in advance for 6 - 12 people with ACT Cabs, Silver Service ACT, Elite taxis; Uber/OLA: Uber will deliver you and arrange for your driver to return and pick you up at designated time. 

Bungendore Coach Hire:
Call Shane or Trish on 0407 295 564/ 6238 1272 or

Daves Tours:
Call or email Daves Tours 0492 938 244 or

Valley Limousines:
Aaron: 0431546 648

Self Hire: Hire a 12 seater for normal licenced driver at Queanbeyan or Canberra Hertz and  a non drinker can self drive.


Never let it be said we don’t enjoy a party. Upgrade your Canberra wine tours in the rolling hills of Wamboin, NSW with a Contentious Character event. We’re just 20 minutes from Canberra airport which means that even on a school night, you can come out to drink our cool-climate wines and share our views. 

We’re known for our events because they’re unique (and we also love to work with local producers to deliver them). From cheesemaking workshops to Sunday yoga and brunch to cabaret shows to our popular Thursday trivia and Korean nights, our events are more memorable than a standard Canberra wine tour.

We admit they are sometimes a bit out there but they are always a lot of fun. And we’re always open to ideas so drop us a line or email and let us know.

Visiting the Canberra district and have the kids in tow? Most of our events are kid-friendly. We keep the little ones in mind, often putting on special entertainment (to get them out of your hair for a bit) and offering children’s menus. At Contentious Character, families are welcome and pets are not only welcome but highly encouraged; you’ll often find our own doggos roaming around amongst the vines.

And if you fall in love with the place and our cool-climate wines as much as we have, talk to us about hosting an event for you. We cater all kinds of events whether it’s corporate hospitality, a birthday or anniversary party or a wedding (our favourite). Our menu blends traditional Italian flair with contemporary Australian dishes, with ingredients sourced from local producers, chosen to complement our local wines beautifully. 

And yes, even if you’re after a standard Canberra wine tour for a large, merry group - we’ll take care of you then too.