Chardonnay 2023

Innocent Bystander

Minimum order of 1 case or 6 bottles (Mixed or straight)

Yarra Valley Chardonnay is a queen amongst wines; sophisticated, serene and perfectly poised. A variety whose remarkable winemaking heritage combines with regional youth and vitality to deliver a rewarding, multi-faceted wine able to satisfy a thirst or take to the table.

Food Pairings

Goes with Paella del Mar, BBQ chicken with fresh coriander salsa verde, smoked salmon and brie fritatta. Fiction, fantasy and a little romance.

The winemaking process of Innocent Bystander Chardonnay 2023 commenced with the harvest taking place early March 2023. The grapes underwent a gentle pressing, extracting only the free run juice. Approximately 40% of the wine was matured in oak barrels on lees for around 9 months. The fermentation process involved a partial use of indigenous yeasts in both new and seasoned oak barrels. Monthly stirring of the lees continued until winter. To preserve its freshness and natural acidity, no malolactic fermentation took place. 

Vineyard RegionYarra Valley
Wine AnalysisAlc/Vol: 13%

A pale golden yellow, reminiscent of sunlight glimmering through a glass of freshly squeezed lemonade.


Smells like fresh pear, lemon, poached apple, florals and marzipan


Tastes like crisp, fresh and dry with a stone fruit core and citrusy pithy texture.

Peak Drinking

Can be cellared up to 5 years.

Growing Conditions

2023 was a low yielding vintage with consistant rainfall throughout. Finally in March the sun came out witch delivered ripe and flavoursome Chardonnay with excellent natural acidity.