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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. 

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 classic cool climate shiraz rich in complexity with hints of pepper and violets on the nose and supported by sweet fruits of the forest with undertones of chocolate and leather. 93/100 James Halliday

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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_2005Chardonnay
 

Herbal spicy notes on the nose, with ripe cherry, chocolate and tobacco flavours making this a big bodied Pinot.

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SKU: WINE_2018PinotNoir

The youngest oaked chardonnay from our founders museum cellar, yet already showing hints of maturity to come, this one's more about freshness than tannin.

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SKU: WINE_2013Chardonnay
 

If ever there was a time to enjoy the rich honey-lemon flavours of an aged Riesling, it's now. Showered with awards and drinking at it's best.

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SKU: WINE_2005Riesling

Rich poached pear. Slightly sweet and very well balanced, with a great line of acidity. Great examples of varietal character - what pinot gris is all about. Lovely concentration.

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SKU: WINE_2013PinotGris
 

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

Rich and plummy with a full lingering moutfeel, this is a robust Pinot in its prime.

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SKU: WINE_2008PinotNoir
 

Plummy and firm, but with a blunt underlying mintiness, this is a popular, big, aged red with structure, stature, and experience. Decanter half hour prior to serving.

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SKU: WINE_2005CabernetMerlot

Red fruits & herbal. Strong line of comparatively fine tannins. Slightly lean but still good. Medium-bodies and mature.

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SKU: WINE_2003ReserveShiraz