Healesville 鈥 located a few kilometers away from Melbourne 鈥 is a little town full of surprises. Today we are going to talk about a聽multitasking聽place. Imagine a restaurant聽that offers a huge variety聽of food: from pizza to bread, passing through聽colorful dishes that mix local flavors shaping innovative experiments. Well,聽Innocent Bystander is all this and much more considering that it offers also some very interesting cellars:聽Giant Steps聽and聽Mea Culpa.

Innocent Bystander

Here come some of the dishes we have ordered along with some pictures of this place. If you are in the area make sure to check this place out!

Shaved zucchini, baby fennel, capers & lemon salad 鈥 13聽AUD

Duck fat roasted potato, speck, peas & mint- 13 AUD

BBQ spiced quail, pomegranate & walnut salad- 13 AUD

Pork belly & chicken liver terrine, zucchini pickles & baguette聽鈥 13聽AUD

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Giant Steps & Mea Culpa tasting

We start our tasting experience with a lovely chat with Ben, who tells me about his trip to Florence and his love for Tuscan villas. And I totally understand him ????

We taste some local wines from Giant Steps cellar that offers wines from the Yarra Valley. All wines from this region are very peculiar and are characterized by a strong character and identity.

We have been tasting the following wines:

  • 2012 Giant Steps 鈥淪exton Vineyard鈥 Chardonnay 鈥 40 AUD 鈥 Pedigree: 2 Trophies: 15 Gold Medals: 94 point average
  • 2012 Giant Steps 鈥淭arraford Vineyard鈥 Chardonnay 鈥 40 AUD 鈥 Pedigree: 1 Trophy: 5 Gold Medals: 95 point average

Later on we have been tasting some wines from the Mea Culpa cellar. This cellar was founded on the idea聽of shaping the best wines without adding any artificial element. This cellar describes its work as a continuous聽work in progress.

We have been tasting the following wines:

  • 2011 Mea Culpa Chardonnay 鈥 60 AUD聽鈥 First vintage, 95 points Jeremy Pringle
  • 2011 Mea Culpa Shiraz 鈥 60 AUD聽鈥 Pedigree: 1 Trophy: 5 Gold Medals: 96 points average

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USEFUL INFO

Innocent Bystander e Giant Steps聽

336 Maroondah Highway (corner Don Rd)

Healesville 3777 VIC

tel. +61 359626111

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