Innocent Bystander

Victoria | Yarra Valley

Our Review

Brown Brothers bought the Innocent Bystander brand (including Mea Culpa) from Giant Steps in ’16, relocating the cellar door next door in the old White Rabbit Brewery site. Its business is in 2 completely different wine categories, both fitting neatly together. On one hand is the big volume of vintage moscato, the grapes coming from the King Valley; and non vintage prosecco, similarly sourced. The other side of the business is the premium, high-quality Yarra Valley single varietal wines with substantial brand value. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Cellar Door


Sunday to Thursday - 11am to 9pm
Kitchen open until 8pm
Friday and Saturday - 11am to 10pm
Kitchen open until 9pm


Sun: 11:00am till 9:00pmMon: 11:00am till 9:00pmTue: 11:00am till 9:00pmWed: 11:00am till 9:00pmThu: 11:00am till 9:00pmFri: 11:00am till 10:00pmSat: 11:00am till 10:00pm

Details are correct at time of writing

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Modern Australian


Sun: 11:00am till 8:00pmMon: 11:00am till 8:00pmTue: 11:00am till 8:00pmWed: 11:00am till 8:00pmThu: 11:00am till 8:00pmFri: 11:00am till 9:00pmSat: 11:00am till 9:00pm

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Innocent Bystander is distributed nationally by:

Fine Wine Partners
Ph 1300 668 712
Fax 1300 668 512

Giant Steps is distributed nationally by:

Ph 1300 780 074
Fax 1300 780 076

International Sales Information

Exports to the UK, the US and other major markets.


Innocent Bystander Winemakers
Winemaker Joel Tilbrook, Cate Looney, Geoff Alexander, Katherine Brown, Tom Canning
Region Yarra Valley
Address 316 Maroondah Highway, Healesville, Vic 3777
Established 1997
Dozens 49 000
Vineyards (area) 45 ha
Opening Hours Mon-Tue 12-5, Thurs 12–5, Fri-Sun 12–10
Telephone (03) 5999 9222