Treat yourself and a loved one to an unforgettable gourmet experience at Contentious Character, set in the hills of Wamboin. Located just 30km east of Canberra, this boutique vineyard estate holds a winery, cellar door and restaurant. Your experience begins with a tasting of up to 12 vintage wines – if you’re up for it! Sip, swirl and savour an extensive range of aged vintages from their Founders Museum Collection, followed by a range of recent vintages. Enjoy a tasting plate of 12 matched food elements while tasting including home made preserves such as Cherry merlot jam, Contentious Chutney, Chilli honey, crackers and home made foccacia, 4 cheeses, cold meat selection, mussels, and smoked trout. Afterwards choose a main course and dessert for lunch that blends traditional Italian flair with contemporary Australian dishes, perfectly complementing their wine range. Choose to dine on the deck, lawn or inside with the fire blazing, depending on the season. The menu changes regularly to reflect the freshest, seasonal produce sourced from regional suppliers. Two or more options are available for each course.
• Roast free range chicken – wood fired free range chicken served with Pizzaola
• Vine Leaves preserved lemon, yoghurt – Home made with vine leaves from the vineyard
• Chocolate Mousse – With Australian native Wattlseed