Contemporary vineyard estate, Contentious Character

“Indulge in the ultimate wine experience this season with Cententious Character’s top picked wines, expertly crafted by renowned Chief Wine Maker, Jeremy Wilson.”

Contentious Character is a contemporary vineyard estate, complete with a winery, cellar door, kitchen and event facilities as well as outdoor dining options for those looking for a shady spot under one of their gazebos, or some fun in the sun at one of their picnic spots. Experience the taste of exceptionally matured old world style vintages from their Founders Museum Collection or opt for the fresh new world twist of the Contentious Character vintages. Their kitchen also offers a wide range of tempting fresh local produce with a menu that blends traditional Japanese flair with contemporary Australian dishes, carefully chosen to complement the Canberra cool climate wines. Contentious Character has also made a name for itself with a unique range of events, so if you are interested in cheese-making workshops, Sunday yoga and brunch, cabaret shows or Thursday trivia nights, keep an eye out on their busy events calendar.

Coming into the cooler months, you can’t go past our Holy Shiraz and Premium Chardonnay. These two wines both have full rich flavours perfect for pairing with many of those Winter comfort dishes, or to simply enjoy snuggled up by the fire.

Our ‘Holy Shi*raz’ aged for 16 months in French and Hungarian oak to assist in developing a level of complexity complimenting it’s delicate and light yet wonderful fruit flavours of plum and cherry plus that always desired hint of pepper. Making this wine perfect for steak, roast meats, or lovely rich pasta and Italian cuisines. Whereas, our Premium Chardonnay, aged in French and Hungarian oak barrels leaves this wine with elegant fresh flavours of green apple with apple strudel like flavours and toasted oats to the nose. The clean acidity to this wine makes it perfect for pairing with lovely rich French style dishes or chicken and pork.

As the temperatures drop and the leaves change color, it’s the perfect time to cozy up with a glass of wine… And what better way to do that than with the seasonal wines from Contentious Character Winery? Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or just looking to try something new, their top picked wines are sure to satisfy. You can also still indulge in these delicious wines from the comfort of your own home by purchasing them online at So grab a blanket, light a fire, and sip on these exceptional wines all season long.