22 June 2018

Only getting better with age: celebrating one year of Contentious Character

| Amelia Stephenson
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As each year passes by, nothing is more important than remembering to stop and celebrate what you’ve achieved over the last 12 months—and that’s exactly what the team at Contentious Character will be doing this November.

Since first acquiring the award-winning Lambert Estate which had been in operation for an impressive 24 years, the team at Contentious Character have injected their unique and quirky personality into every element of the business, all while ensuring they preserved the solid foundations that made the winery such a success in the first place.

With the business previously operating as a boutique wine producer with ‘old-world’ character, the team has evolved the brand to deliver a contemporary, complete wine-and-dine experience—something that was solidified in November last year with the opening of their cellar door which boasts a warm and welcoming vibe and their ‘kitchen’ which showcases a range of fresh regional produce.

With the original Lambert vintages finishing production in 2014, the team have gradually transitioned the business to now be able to proudly say they operate entirely under the new Contentious Character label.

Image of wine bottle with Contentious Character label.

Contentious Character is proud to produce their own brand of unique wine. Photo: Contentious Character.

Having released their first range of Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Riesling wines which were finished, bottled and labelled entirely by the new owners in June this year, the team is beyond excited to be able to celebrate the journey they’ve shared together so far.

“It’s amazing to see what you can achieve in only one year when you pour your heart and soul into something,” says Tony Mansfield from Contentious Character. “Every single member of the team holds such a deep passion and appreciation for producing quality wines and we couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve been able to achieve with some hard work and dedication”.

“We wanted to do something that was truly different from the get-go. We wanted to produce wine that made a statement and got people talking—and that’s exactly what we’ve done. It’s so rewarding to hear such positive feedback from so many of our customers when they stop by for a tasting.

“We’ve all worked tirelessly to be able to put our names to something we truly believe in and it’s totally worth it when you can see how much people are enjoying the fruits of your labour.”

Every great achievement should be celebrated, so to mark the occasion, the team at Contentious Character is planning an intimate event to stop and reflect on the incredible journey so far—and you too can join in on the fun!

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Like fine wine: Contentious Character celebrates one year of quality. Photo: Contentious Character.

On Friday 3rd November, the team will host an intimate celebration with a twist. If the idea of a glass of sparkling on the lawn at sunset, accompanied by some great tunes with even better company sounds like your idea of a good time, then you’re in for a treat.

They like to keep you on your toes at Contentious Character by adding a little mystery to everything they do, which is why renowned chef and Culinary Director Tom Stoneham has planned a surprise menu of classic Australian cuisine, paired with matching wines which have been specially selected by chief winemaker, Jeremy Wilson.

All you’ll need to do is sit back, relax and take in the breathtaking views of the vineyard while enjoying some potentially contentious conversation!

Places for this special event are limited, so get in quick and register to make sure you don’t miss out. Reserve your spot for $150 per head, or opt for the $190 per head option, which includes transportation to and from the event from anywhere in Canberra.

Contentious Character is also an ideal place to host your next function or Christmas event in Canberra. Contact the team to find out more.

Address: 810 Norton Rd, Wamboin NSW 2620

Contentious Character is open for brunch, lunch and wine tastings every weekend between 10 am and 5 pm. Everyone is welcome.

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