Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir 2009 (6 x 750mL), Yarra Valley, VIC.

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
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Musk, violets and sour plum jam on the nose with a fine tannic spine with juicy acid. Juicy, succulent fresh berries with a slippery, rich and slightly tart finish.

VIC - Yarra Valley

Expert Reviews

"In quality terms this is a notch below what we’ve come to expect from this label, though it still makes for excellent quaffing. It tastes of sweet and sour cherries, pepper, mulberries and woodspice. It’s slightly dilute but has the flesh to carry it, and it finishes with a juicy burst." 87 Points - Campbell Mattinson and Gary Walsh, Big Red Wine Book 2010/2011(01/Jun/10)

Winery Tasting Notes


Spicy - Star Anise, violets and pink peppercorns. Briary, wild blackberries and toffee apples.


Blueberries, boysenberries and pomegranate. Dark cocoa powder, tarry, earthy and slightly stalky – just a hint of Campari. Plush and silky settling into a firm long palate.

Food Matching

Braised lamb shoulder, cassoulet and duck leg confit. Cheese; Heidi Raclette, aged Gruyere.


2009 began as a cool season but the heat spike in February presented us with some challenges. Crop yields were very low. Fruit was harvested early with great acidity, a firm tannin and intense bright colour due to the lower than normal juice to skin ratio. All fruit was hand harvested and carefully sorted in the vineyard and winery.

VIC - Yarra Valley
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
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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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