Innocent Bystander Chardonnay 2020 ~ Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
Jeremy Oliver (The Australian Wine Annual 2016) ~ 91 points ~ "The 2014 Chardonnay is a standout......Great value!.....Complex and mineral..... it’s smooth and creamy, with vibrant flavours of juicy melon, grapefruit, peach and creamy, nutty undertones finishing long and taut...." (2014 Vintage)
James Halliday ~ "Special value. .....just when you think this may be too much of a good thing, citrussy acidity sweeps the mouth clean and refreshed....” (2014 Vintage)
This multi-award-winning Yarra Valley wine has received excellent critic ratings. Whilst this vintage is still in the process of being rated, the 2013 vintage received 94 points by James Halliday whilst the 2012 vintage received 93. Several vintages have also been award winners. The 2010 vintage was awarded Silver from the International Wine Challenge, and the 2012 vintage was 'Commended' by the Decanter World Wine Awards.
Multi-award winning, Innocent Bystander has a reputation for delivering some of Victoria's famous Yarra Valley’s most consistent, over-performing, affordable, varietal wines.
Using 100% hand picked fruit, wild ferments and gravity-flow winemaking techniques, Innocent Bystander wines atr made with minimal filtration and fining, and reflect the climate, soil and topography of the Yarra Valley.
The owner, Phil Sexton came to wine via beer. He started Little Creatures, a favourite of Aussie hopheads, in Perth (Western Australia). Yarra Valley is a region with a cool climate, best known for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Yarra Valley is an hour’s drive east of Melbourne.