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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!

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Pig & Pinot 2022

Saturday 13th 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?


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Father's Day

Sunday 4 September

All about the dads and father figures today. While wine is our forté, we make an exception on this occasion with dads getting a welcome beer on arrival! Then kick back and enjoy your lunch from our à la carte menu.  

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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.

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Dessert Palooza

Saturday 24 September 2022

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

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Contentious Virtual Wine Tasting

Friday 30 September 2022

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

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Christmas Emporium

Thursday to Monday over 3 November to 19 December

Our barrel room and surrounds will be converted to a cheerful Christmas Emporium for your gifting needs, featuring local hand-crafted and gourmet goodies.

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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: 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 modern Australian menu uses 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.