Contentious Character Vineyard, Winery, Cellar-Door and Kitchen
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.
A quiet space is available at the venue/ facility
Actively welcomes people with access needs.
Adhere to The Food Authority requirements for allergy management in food preparation
Advise tour guides of the access needs of guests at the time of booking (includes pick up and drop off requirements)
Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss
Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss
Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.
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)
Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room
Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
Have an appropriate area for toileting an assistance dog
Have at least one wheelchair accessible parking space with wheelchair accessible signage clearly displayed (International standards are 3200mm wide x 2500 mm high)
Have Exit signs which are visible at a ground level (high level signs are difficult to see in a fire)
Have grab rails in the bathroom
Have handrails on all your stairways
Have step free access to restaurant, lounge and bar
Have step free access to the conference or function room
Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
Modify your cooking and cleaning practices to cater for people with food allergies or chemical intolerances (could include menus with meals free from: nuts, dairy, seafood, eggs, gluten etc)
Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints
Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone
Provide assistance with booking arrangements (includes providing clear itineraries with written instructions on what to do at various destinations)
Provide digital communication materials (hard copy information is also available on line)
Provide seating in common areas including reception area
Use floors/coverings which are slip resistant, firm and smooth
Use non-slip tiles in the bathroom or slip resistant matting
Use Plain English / easy read signage and information (includes menus and emergency information)
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)