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Contentious Character Vineyard, Winery, Cellar-Door and Kitchen

Contentious Character Vineyard
Contentious Character Vineyard
Contentious Character Vineyard
Contentious Character Vineyard


Contentious Character is a contemporary estate with a winery, cellar door, and restaurant tucked away in the hills of Wamboin, 15 minutes from Canberra airport. Whether you come to them or their wines come to you, they’ll give you plenty to talk about!

As a boutique vineyard and producer, wines span across their Founders Museum Collection to more recent vintages with younger, fresher twists.

Their restaurant serves seasonal, locally-sourced, prepared food (and beautiful countryside views).

The menu is a blend of Japanese and Australian cuisine designed to complement our cool-climate wines perfectly.

Whether you’re visiting from Canberra and surrounds or passing through on a road trip, they’ll be sure to ruffle your feathers! Book your visit via the website.

Varieties: Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Verdelho, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz.

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810 Norton Road, New South Wales, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 145 reviews

“A wonderful experience”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2w 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 1mo 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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“Wait wait waiting”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2mos ago by Tracy C

Our high expectations for a wonderful wine tasting and birthday lunch experience were quashed when we waited over 40 minutes for our pre-ordered cheese boards and there was still no wine in sight...

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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
  • Canberra District
  • Southern New South Wales (zone)
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Estate Grown
  • Family Run
  • Hand-picked
  • Single Vineyard
  • Traditional Method
  • 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.