Foodies looking to give something back are invited to a special event that supports the people who feed us.

The Fair Food Long Table Lunch on Sunday, October 15 at Contentious Character Vineyard, Wamboin, 30km east of Canberra, offers a spectacular two-course lunch of locally grown and produced food.

The Indigenous-themed dining experience is matched with a glass of Contentious’ cool-climate wine, where the swings in the weather in the hills of Canberra create a character that is in contrast to what many expect from an Australian wine.

The Fair Food Long Table Lunch also features two of the region’s Fair Food heroes speaking about their food journeys, a must for anyone thinking of taking up the plow (or building a herb garden on your balcony).

Guest speakers on the day are radical farmer and author Charles Massy OAM, who will present his forensic analysis of how we farm and grow food.  He will be joined by Fiona McNeill, who runs Bent Shed Produce, specialising in Australian native herbs and spices. Is developing horticultural systems that suit degraded soils and the poor rainfall of the region.

Contentious Character is a single vineyard winery that throws open the cellar doors and fires up the pizza oven on weekends.  The winery specialises in serving fresh, local produce paired with their wines.

Fair Food Long Table Lunch at Contentious Character Vineyard, Winery, Cellar Door & Kitchen, at Wamboin is on Sunday, October 15, 12pm-2.30pm, tickets are $70 to $90.