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Thursday Night Trivia, Korean & Pizza

Every Thursday at 7pm

Thursdays are for casual dining with a Korean and Pizza menu and Happy hour between 5 and 7pm. Trivia kicks off at 7pm, is not compulsory but is addictive!

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Friday Wine Down Lunch

Every Friday from 12-3pm

It sure is TGIF with a $25 Makers Choice Lunch with a glass of Contentious Character wine or beer.

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Friday Night Wine Down

Every Friday from 5pm

Arguably everyone's favourite night of the week. Wine down with us with Happy Hour drinks from 5-7pm with $6 wines, $6 beers and woodfired pizzas.

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Wine & Chocolate Tasting - 11am morning delight

Sunday 25 July, 15 August and 29 August

Enjoy an indulgent wine & chocolate tasting, presented by Canberra’s own Jasper & Myrtle Chocolatiers. Also available at 4pm.

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Wine & Chocolate Tasting - 4pm afternoon delight

Sunday 25 July, 15 August and 29 August

Enjoy an indulgent wine & chocolate tasting, presented by Canberra’s own Jasper & Myrtle Chocolatiers. Also available at 11am.

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Annual Truffle Gala Dinner

Saturday 31 July

Our favourite night of the year with all things truffled, including a 5-course dinner, classical music and a truffle talk.

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Shortis & Simpson - Under The Influence

Saturday 7 August or Sunday 8 August

Join Bungendore’s own cabaret duo, Shortis and Simpson, with special guest Keith Potger, in a tribute to their musical influences. 3-course dinner included. 

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Pig n Pinot by the Fireside

Saturday 14 August

A very extravagant whole roast pork experience, wih a medieval twist.

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Namaste Rose - Morning Yoga + Brunch

Sunday 15 Aug and 19 Sept

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

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Contentious Collectors Club Members Night

Friday 3 September

A close-up look at our new wines (including an exclusive sneak peek of those soon to be cellared before public release) plus a grazing table of our newly launched menu.

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Holy Trinity Cheesemaking, Cooking & Pairing

Saturday 4 September

For the cheese lovers. Make your own Mozarella and Ricotta before brunching on more cheese. 

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Father's Day with a Complimentary Port

Sunday 5 September

Treat your Dad to lunch at our family-friendly winery this Father’s Day!

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Contentious Cabaret

Friday 8 or Saturday 9 October

A night you'll never forget with a cabaret show and the option of a 3-course dinner with paired (newly released) wines OR a seat at the bar with an indulgent cheeseboard.

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Halloween Lunch with Kids Spook-tacular

Sunday 31 October

Bring the kids down to hunt for kangaroo bones and go trick or treating with the ghoul of Wamboin, while parents enjoy a leisurely wine asting.

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A Stinky Fondue 70's Dress Up Party

Saturday 13 November

A classic but groovy fondue night. Dress up in a 70’s theme of your choice and let your hair down!

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Mini Taxis: Book a mini taxi in advance for 6 - 12 people with ACT Cabs, Silver Service ACT, Elite taxis; Uber/OLA/SHEBA: Uber will deliver you and arrange for your driver to return and pick you up at designated time. Jane's Personal Taxi  0434067412.

Small buses:

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.