Hazelnut tinges, melon and stone-fruit, baked up by oaking so subtle it's nigh on invisible.
The kind of classy wine that gives chardonnay a good name with its drinkable palate of peachy fruit. - The Sunday Times
Founded in 2004 by Phil Sexton, Innocent Bystander is a Yarra Valley based estate producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay alongside several other emerging varietals and blends. Located in Healesville, the winery is an exercise in function over form, much like the strongly expressed views of its owners and winemaking team: 'Make great wine for drinking and enjoying; not crowing over.' The fruit for the Innocent Bystander wines is sourced from vineyards in the Yarra Valley as well as selected vineyards throughout Victoria.