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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 146 reviews

“Avoid this Character”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo 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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“A wonderful experience”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by Stephen K

A fabulous birthday lunch looking over the vineyards last Saturday. The grazing board was magnificent. Great service. We ordered the tastings and received the delightful attention of both the...

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“Coming up Roses!”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 3mos ago by VanessaM950

Delicious garlic prawns were followed by a perfectly cooked barramundi with crispy skin, teamed with a prawn caper salsa! The passionfruit sabayon was the perfect ending to this seasonal menu that we...

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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.