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Never say that we’re not here for a good time. At Contentious Character, we know how to put on a show. There’s nothing contentious about our hospitality and we’ll make sure you have an experience that’s hard to forget (for all the right reasons, of course). 
Enjoy the best of Canberra wine tours, 20 minutes from the airport just over the border in NSW, with our unique wine tastings (some very indulgent), long lunches and special winery tours.
We do wine tastings differently here at Contentious Character. Contentious Character vintages commenced in 2015 and are a cool-climate, new world twist on old world styles. Our Founder’s Museum and Founder’s Reserve wines are quality old vine Lambert wines from deep within the cellar. The different personalities of our cool-climate wines will give you plenty to debate, even well after your visit to the Canberra district wine region. 
Try 5 of our wines in a Half Monty or 8 in a Full Monty that will take you across our white and red wines in a range of vintages.
OR go all the way with an Indulgence tasting of 12 premium wines, pre-selected by our winemaker across our full collection, traversing between old and new world styles. 
All our wine tastings can be paired with food elements to match each wine, which can include house made focaccia, condiments & fruit with a range of meats and cheeses. Whether you’re just joining us for a wine tasting or this is how you kick off your long lunch, we guarantee you’ll have a memorable time. You can check out our tastings menu here. We highly recommend booking your wine tastings in advance, though we always have room for walk-ins too.
Celebrating a special occasion? Come to our winery in idyllic Wamboin, just 20 minutes from Canberra airport, and we’ll take care of everything with our Vintage Wine Tasting with 3 Course Lunch. Enjoy a three-course lunch for two people, coupled with a premium vintage wine tasting of 8 wines. Afterwards indulge in a delicious, contemporary Australian style lunch, perfectly complementing our wine range. We can even arrange for a gift to surprise your loved one upon arrival!
Ready to take it to new heights? This is arguably the most luxurious experience that is offered by any Canberra winery; a Private Tasting with Winemaker and 3 Course Lunch. Tour our beautiful winery before your premium vintage wine tasting and a sumptuous 3-course lunch for two people. You’ll also get to choose two of your favourite bottles to either enjoy over lunch or take home. This is the ultimate Canberra wine tour and the ultimate Contentious Character experience.



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On purchasing your experience, the purchaser will receive email confirmation and receipt outlining the purchased experience. Once received, use the confirmation to contact Contentious Character on 02 6283 8360 or to confirm a day and time to redeem. The experience can be redeemed and booked within 12 months from that date of purchase. Bookings are subject to availability, to be used within core trading hours at Contentious Characters cellar door and kitchen.