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Contentious Character Vineyard, Winery, Cellar Door & Kitchen



Servicing Brisbane, Canberra, Geelong, Gold Coast, Melbourne, National (Australia), Online, South East Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Sydney, Toowoomba

We’re a cool-climate vineyard, winery, cellar door and kitchen set in the hills of Wamboin, 30km east of Canberra — an idyllic backdrop for your wedding.

Here at Contentious Character vineyard, we know the meaning of love. Every day, we pour love into growing our own grapes, making our own wines, and pairing our food to the wine.

The vineyard lawn is a lovely spot for a twilight ceremony. Enjoy a grazing table  on the deck or lawn, at the bar looking over our cellar, or by the fireside. Your guests can mingle in the early evening light, enjoying the rolling hills, and distant views back to Canberra. They are sure to spot a kangaroo or more, bounding through the vines. Everything here is architect designed with options to enjoy your reception in our kitchen restaurant, cellar, or outside on the deck. Our friendly team will work with you to create a memorable wedding day. We have everything you need for a characterful wedding, where every part is designed just for the two of you. We answer to just three things. Your hearts. Your taste buds. And the like-minded folk who’ll be sharing your wedding day. 

Our menus are designed to be shared or can be more traditionally served. Our fresh, local produce, and charcuterie are always prepared and paired with our wines in mind, not as an afterthought. We provide seasonal menus as a starting point and refine to your taste. 
We have a great range of wines all grown and made here. Our limited edition Founder’s Museum and Founder’s Reserve wines are from the original Lambert vineyards. Pre-aged, this Founder’s Museum and Reserve wine is exceptional value and a highlight of the wedding experience

Come out and visit us for a chat about your characterful wedding. After that, snuggle up to the bar and enjoy a tasting to try the wines, or linger for lunch to enjoy the food. We’ll help you plan the wedding of your heart’s desire..