TRY OUR WINE,
AND SHARE OUR VIEW.
When it comes to what we believe in, we stand our ground. So if you want to meet some Contentious Characters in person, we’re pretty easy to find. Come over for a tasting, a good meal or a simple yarn, and we’ll show you what we’re all about.
Rolling hills, and distant views of the Snowy Mountains, create a charming backdrop to our cool-climate vineyards. The locals are friendly, and the odds are good you’ll spot a kangaroo or two bounding through the vines.
We love living here. So everything has been designed to showcase the landscape and work harmoniously with our surroundings, from the native timber boundaries, to the commanding views from our restaurant.
There’s nothing contentious about our hospitality. With friendly local service, and an open fire in winter, our cellar door offers a warm welcome all year round. Please use our BOOK page to book.
Come visit us Wednesdays to Sundays for a tour, tastings, sales and a good feed with a great view. Offering a wide range of tempting fresh regional produce, our menu blends traditional Italian flair with contemporary Australian dishes, chosen to complement our wines beautifully.
From epic lunches to Friday night specials, our Chef Tom makes sure the food served in our kitchen is every bit as interesting as the wines behind our cellar-door.KITCHEN MENU
HOST YOUR EVENT HERE
If you fall in love with the place as much as we have, talk to us about hosting an event for you. For any group over fourteen people we generally provide a set menu or arrange pre-ordering.
We’ve got a large, flexible function space and can cater to all kinds of events, from corporate hospitality, to birthdays, weddings and hogmanay’s – never let it be said we don’t enjoy a party.
TAKE IT ON THE NOSE – TASTINGS
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. A variety of vintages and varietals, they’ve been lying low for a few years and have developed an exceptionally mature, mellow character.
Whether you take a single variety flight, offering an insight into several vintages of the same varietal, paired with matching cicchetti (Italian tapas), or simply pick and choose a few wines from across the range, the different personalities of these wines will give you plenty to debate.WINE TASTING
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am to 5pm
Cellar door, Every Day All Day menu with seasonal specials.
THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY DINNER
5pm to 9pm with Every Day, All Day menu and seasonal specials.
HAPPY THURSDAY DINNER
Pasta, specials and happy hour!
For functions and bookings greater than 12 people please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 6238 3830.
Summer Sunday Sounds 4-8pm 19 Jan to 15 Mar - see events page for musicians
How to find us
We might be contentious and do our own thing, but we could never live too far from civilisation. We’re just 30km east of Canberra in the rural district of Wamboin, in easy reach of the Federal Highway and Canberra Airport (ask us nicely and we might be able to pick you up).
810 Norton Road
Wamboin NSW 2620 Australia
Coach parties welcome, by appointment only.
Call ahead on: 02 6238 3830
CHOOSE YOUR TRANSPORT
Aaron Valley at Limousines 0431546 648;
Shane Jasprizza from Daves Tours 0413 803 409 email@example.com; Buses for 27 -60:
Nikki at Deanes Transport 1800 317 000; Self – Hire: Hire a 12 seater for normal licenced driver at Queanbeyan or Canberra Hertz and a non drinker can self drive; Mini Taxies/Uber: Book a mini taxi in advance for 6 - 12 people with ACT Cabs, Silver Service ACT, Elite taxis; Uber/OLA: Uber will deliver you out here but taxi required for returns