Innocent Bystander Shiraz 2008 (6 x 750mL), Victoria.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
$15.99 per Bottle
$95.94 per pack
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Our very charming enfant terrible; Innocent Bystander is made to be drunk while watching the world go by. They are playful and exotic wines made in earnest.

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Expert Reviews

90 Points & 4 Stars

"Quite striking peppery/spicy aromas from this inexpensive approachable red; bright lifted fruits, an attempt at complex cool climate style. The palate has fine tannins made in a savoury/meaty style, finishes with some plush plum flavour, blue and dark berries. Neat as a pin." Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2009, Nick Stock (Australia), 2009

Best Mid Range Red Wine 5 Stars

"Viogneir and cool climate shiraz work well together and the result is this lively aromatic blend, which as exotic spice and dark fruit characters. A balanced and harmonious wine that complements a wide range of food." Uncorked Wine Guide - Sunday Life magazine, Ralph Kyte Powell & Sally Gudgeon (Australia), 23 Nov 08

Winery Tasting Notes


Freshly ground black pepper. Pink peppercorns, cardamom seeds, and coriander. Honey suckle, violets and dark plums.


A savoury, slightly tart style with a long spine of tannin. Juicy succulent blackberries, raspberries, and red berry coulis A texture of rain on hot blue stones.

Food Matching

Beef stroganoff Grilled lamb cutlets with salsa verde on mash Heidi Gruyere Cheese.

AUS - Multi-regional
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Innocent Bystander is an independent Yarra Valley based winery producing wines from its own managed and contracted vineyards, focusing on Chardonnay & Pinot Noir alongside emerging varietals and blends including Pinot Gris, Moscato, Sangiovese Merlot & cool climate grown Shiraz Viognier.

Why Innocent Bystander?

Owners the Sexton family work with a group of winemakers and viticulturalists who eschew the bland direction and market dominance increasingly exerted by the large corporate winemaking groups.

In a nutshell, they see themselves as Innocent Bystanders.

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