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Contentious Character Urban Winery



Contentious Character is an urban winery in Fyshwick's thriving Dairy Road Precinct.

From their beginnings in the rolling hills of Wamboin to the new inner city digs, one thing has remained constant—a commitment to nuanced wines, good old-fashioned hospitality and experiences that win the hearts and minds of their beloved customers.

Whether you go to them for a meal and a tasting, or the wines go to you—Contentious Character will give you plenty to talk about.

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1 Dairy Road, Fyshwick, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 148 reviews

“Urban winery chic in Canberra”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by WhingingPoms

We have been fans of Ben and Jeremy for some time having visited their Wamboin winery many times over the years before it recently closed. Their new urban experience in Fyshwick is fabulous, it has...

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TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2mos ago by richard b

Full Monty wine tasting . Firstly it is no longer a vineyard , it's in Fyshwick semi industrial atmosphere. 8 premium wines so small, not even a 30 mm nip . The Tapas is a cheeseboard with 8 single...

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“Avoid this Character”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 4mos ago by Lyn W

We have memories of very pleasant lunches at this place - but no more. It seems to have fallen into a real slump. Perhaps it has changed owners? manager? chef? Very poor service (incorrect order...

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  • Bar
  • Carpark
  • Cellar Door
  • Coach Parking
  • Cooking School
  • Delivery available
  • Entertainment
  • Family Friendly
  • Suitable for Functions
  • Lawn / Gardens
  • Live Music
  • Non Smoking
  • Online Orders
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Pop Up Wine Bar
  • Private Dining Area
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Takeaway Available
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Point
  • Wine Tasting
  • Beer
  • Classic Australian
  • Coffee
  • Degustation
  • Dessert
  • Italian
  • Modern Australian
  • Native Australian
  • Pizza or Wood fired Pizza
  • Share Plates
  • Tasting Flight
  • Wine
  • Wine Bar
  • Woodfired Cooking
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Canberra District
  • Southern New South Wales (zone)
  • Fully licensed
  • Over $30
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
  • Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss.
  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.