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Experience the best of the NSW wine regions (and of the Canberra district at that) with our award-winning wines, where we grow our own grapes and make our wines onsite. 
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Our wines can be sampled as part of a wine tasting at our cellar door, or part of lunch and dinner at our restaurant, set in the rolling hills of Wamboin, just 20 minutes from Canberra airport in the Canberra district wine region. If you can’t make it into our cellar door, then buy online and enjoy in the comfort of your own home; we ship Australia-wide. 
You can have it all at Contentious Character. We offer a large selection of premium Australian wines with a variety of Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sparklings, Rose, Dessert Wines, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Merlot and more. We serve up both New World wines and Old world vintages too. The different personalities of our cool-climate wines will give you plenty to debate
As a boutique vineyard and producer, we don’t believe in making the ‘same same’ wines each year. 
We’re directed more by the season and what happens in the vines. We often don’t make a firm decision about what or sometimes even how we will produce our next vintage until it comes time to harvest and press our grapes. 
We work towards minimal intervention in the winemaking process believing the most premium wines are those that don’t require too much work or effort to finish. 
Instead, we leverage what the grapes and season have delivered us, accentuating those fruit flavours and balancing the acid structure to provide a unique wine every vintage. 
There’s a Contentious Character wine to suit everyone. Order as you need or join our Wine Club for regular replenishment, delivered straight to your doorstep. 


A big earthy red with hints of pepper and dark fruit aromas, supported with some nice underlying tannins, liquorice and black cherry making for a sumptuous drink.

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This classic modern Aussie Chardonnay has a creamy texture, with hints of overripe white peach and a tight palate.

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SKU: WINE_2006Chardonnay
 

A taste of things to come, this mature Chardonnay already has a nutty freshness that's a testament to good cellaring.

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$80.00
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SKU: WINE_2009 Chardonnay

This sparkling displays a rounded palate with undertones of red berry flavour and clean crisp acidity.

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$35.00
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SKU: WINE_Spk-White-2020
 

Indulge in a true symphony of flavours melded into a harmonious union with hints of pineapple, jackfruit and coconut at the front of the palate with the nish mellowing of rich toffee and butterscotch notes. 92/100 James Halliday

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$50.00
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SKU: WINE_2017Chardonnay

Blackberry with hints of Vegemite. Still fresh enough but a little hollow. Drink while it's young. Blackberry varietal character with comparatively soft tannins.

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$55.00
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SKU: WINE_2013Shiraz
 

A bronze medal winner at the Canberra Regional Wine Show in 2010, a great year in the region.

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SKU: WINE_2009Merlot

Picked early, this is a light semi-dry Riesling with aromas of zesty lime, grass and hawthorn which come through on the palate.

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$29.00
 
SKU: WINE_2021Riesling
 

An earthy wine with mushroom aromas and subtle hints of sour cherry on the nose which come through on the palate with good body.

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SKU: WINE_2019PinotNoirStandard

Lemon and lime with a floral twist combined with a crunch green apple texture and hints of tangerine make for an enjoyable finish.

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