“Yarra Valley Pinot Noir is such a cool cat. It’s Innocent Bystander's bread and butter, their heart and soul. It’s their hero wine out here, and they freaking love it. Subtle, perfumed. Just 100% totally drinkable and awesome. Aromas of cranberry, boysenberry, cherry and earthy dried spices. Flavors of velvety dark fruits, with soft savory tannins.”-Winemaker’s Notes
Innocent BystanderView all from Innocent Bystander
The idea behind Innocent Bystander is to produce great value, food friendly wines that are not your run of the mill varietal blends. Taking fruit from various sources in Central Victoria (in particular Sangiovese, Shiraz, Pinot Gris and Viognier) the team at Innocent Bystander is inspired to utilize and showcase the natural qualities of each region in their unique blends.
As a group of winemakers and viticulturalists who eschew the bland direction and market dominance increasingly exerted by the large corporate winemaking groups, the folks behind these wines see themselves as innocent bystanders. They remain accountable to their craft, not shareholders.