Innocent Bystander

A boutique Winery and Cellar Door in the Yarra Valley

Wine Tasting at Innocent Bystander

Innocent Bystander, nestled in the heart of the Yarra Valley, represents a unique blend of tradition and innovation in winemaking. With its roots deeply planted in a region celebrated for over a century for its exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Innocent Bystander has become a testament to the Yarra Valley's evolution as a wine powerhouse. The winery extends its passion beyond local vineyards, sourcing grapes from other regions to craft wines like King Valley Prosecco and Swan Hill Moscato, embodying the diversity and complexity that define its portfolio.

The winemaking process at Innocent Bystander is a delicate balance of art and science, where each varietal receives tailored treatment to highlight its unique characteristics. From gentle fermentations for reds to mature oak aging for whites, the focus is always on nurturing the wine's inherent qualities. This approach results in a range of wines that are not only seriously delicious but also reflect the winery's commitment to producing approachable, character-filled wines meant for sharing and enjoyment.

Visit Innocent Bystander in Yarra Valley

Visiting Innocent Bystander's urban cellar door in Healesville, affectionately known as IBHQ, offers more than just wine tasting—it's an experience that encapsulates the essence of the Yarra Valley. The venue seamlessly combines a restaurant, bar, and tasting room, creating an inviting atmosphere for guests to unwind and indulge. With a menu crafted around local produce, featuring artisan pizzas and tasty paella, the food at Innocent Bystander is designed to complement their wine selection perfectly. This approach ensures that each visit is an exploration of flavours, where wines are paired with great food and even better company.

You can expect the following from a tasting at Innocent Bystander:

Book a tasting at Innocent Bystander

Booking in advance is recommended for those wishing to explore the flavours of Innocent Bystander through their tasting experiences. This recommendation extends to both wine tastings and dining at their Healesville location, ensuring guests can fully immerse themselves in the Innocent Bystander experience without disappointment. The winery's philosophy of making wines for enjoyment and sharing is evident in every aspect of the visit, from the curated wine list to the communal dining options. Whether you're a seasoned wine aficionado or a curious newcomer, Innocent Bystander welcomes you to discover the joy of wine in good company.

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