Established in 2004 by Phil Sexton, Innocent Bystander is an independent winery focused on producing flavour-driven wines from carefully selected vineyards in the Yarra Valley and beyond. The winery is built around gravity flow principles and designed for small-batch winemaking. With each vintage these wines have developed in complexity and texture with greater understanding and use of wild fermentations and restrained oak handling.
Located in the main street of Healesville, Innocent Bystander has set a new standard in modern cellar door presentation. With artisan bread, house-roasted coffee, cheese room and a bistro, Innocent Bystander is figuratively and literally unmissable.