Located in the prime wine-making area of Yarra Valley in Australia, the Innocent Bystander Wine is a brand that is associated with a rich history and heritage. Today, it is not just a winery; it is a restaurant and café as well, which attracts lots of tourists across the globe every year. It has been just around a decade since Innocent Bystander has come into the wine scene, but its history is because of the area which it considers as its home – Yarra Valley, one of the most reputed wine areas in the world.
At Innocent Bystander, all the grapes are hand-picked and only wild yeast is used for fermentation, to make the process as simple and natural as possible. This brand sources the best of the grapes grown across various vineyards in the Yarra Valley; therefore, the wines that are handcrafted here are true representations of the specific regions of the fruit cultivation.
The popular white wines created by this brand are 2017 Pinot Gris, 2018 Arneis and 2017 Chardonnay. In the red wine category, the Mea Culpa Syrah, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Syrah and the Central Otago Pinot Noir are some choices that you cannot afford to miss. In the pink rose wines category, some of the popular choices are NV Moscato and Moscato Rose. Innocent Bystander uses various grape varietals such as Arneis, Chardonnay, Cider, Moscato, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Prosecco, Syrah and Tempranillo.
Since grapes cultivated in various vineyards are chosen for making the wines, Innocent Bystander uses only the choicest and juiciest of Prosecco, Tempranillo and Moscato varietals that are grown in King Valley, Heathcote and Swan Hill respectively. One practice that has been followed in the winery here is that the wines are treated very gently, so that they go on to create a quality that is highly symbolic of the colour and the character of the fruit used in it.