Contentious Character Vineyard, Winery, Cellar-door and Kitchen

Contentious Character Vineyard, Winery, Cellar-door and Kitchen

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

Contentious Character is a contemporary vineyard estate with winery, cellar door, kitchen, and event facilities, in the hills of Wamboin, 15 minutes from Canberra Airport. Contentious Character offers several unique wine tourism experiences, from small to indulgent tastings, with and without dining.

Experience a taste of the entire Canberra region in one location, with wines from the Founders Museum Collection of old world style vintages. These aged wines have matured exceptionally well with cellaring and now present a mellow complexity, way beyond their value. They are complemented by recent vintages, under the Contentious Character brand, that brings a fresh new world twist to the old world styles.

Look across the vineyard and surrounding countryside while the kitchen serves up a fresh, local sharing menu, paired to the wines, for special times, with family and friends.

That's hardly contentious!

Varieties: Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz.
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  • Surrounding countryside views
    Surrounding countryside views
  • Trio of people during a wine tasting
    Wine tasting
  • View from above
    View from above
  • Plate of Spaghetti and grape vines
    Spaghetti with Riesling and South Coast Prawns
  • Glasses of red wine by a crackling fireplace
    Cosy Fireside

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

See website for details

TYPE OF SERVICE

  • Dinner
  • Lunch

LIQUOR LICENSING

Fully licensed

ACCESSIBILITY

Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.

Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.

Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision.

Location

Contentious Character Vineyard, Winery, Cellar-door and Kitchen

810 Norton Road, New South Wales, Australia

Features

Bar

Carpark

Family Friendly

Non Smoking Establishment

Outdoor Dining Area

Pet Friendly - Enquire

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 106 REVIEWS

Ranked #1 of 2 Places to Eat in Wamboin on TripAdvisor

Awards

  • Travelers Choice 2020

“Grazing platters not great value”

Reviewed on 11/04/2021

On arriving at Contentious Character, we were warmly welcomed and were found a table even though we didn't have a booking. The wait staff were very helpful and went out of their way to explain the...

Review by

Samk666554

“Special Lunch & Wine Tasting”

Reviewed on 15/03/2021

My family and I took our visiting extended family from Sydney to Contentious Character for lunch on Valentine's Day and it was marvellous! The food was sensational and the views were...

Review by

Belinda M

“Wine tasting and Tasting platter”

Reviewed on 13/03/2021

Nice location although not great on a rainy cold day. Didn’t have a booking but let us in anyway as we didn’t want to eat in the restaurant. Three types of wine tasting starting at $10 per person...

Review by

trudier2014

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