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Healesville is home to a lush new wine garden

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There’s a lot to love about a wine garden. Shady, secluded spots to sip on your favourite drop. Tranquil greenery to absorb the day’s worries. They are the perfect place to unwind and soak up the summer sun.

And we can thank the good people at Innocent Bystander for bringing Healesville the newest leafy oasis, The Garden of Innocence, where one can enjoy award-winning wine without the fuss.

Nestled between Grace Burn Creek and the Innocent Bystander’s cellar door, the wine garden is all about enjoying the best of summer in a relaxed yet COVID-safe environment. The space increases their outdoor dining capacity to 70, meaning there’s plenty of room to bring your mates and maybe make a few new ones.

Wine-lovers will be in paradise looking through Innocent Bystander’s extensive list. With plenty of new vintages on offer – from 2020 Rose, 2019 Pinot Gris and Chardonnay perfect for summer drinking, to the old favourites like Pinot Noir and Prosecco – there’s a drop for every taste. 

And if wine isn’t your thing, don’t fret. In November, Innocent Bystander launched a brand new cider made in collaboration with Yarra Valley’s Hargreaves Hill, made with local pink lady apples. Then there are the stellar cocktails like a Rose Gin and Tonic, a Pinot Noir Negroni, or Tempranillo Old Fashioned. You will be ‘cheersing’ to your newfound freedom is utter style.

Of course, no wine garden would be complete without a grazing menu and the team have gone above and beyond to provide the ultimate fresh, locally grown eats. From authentic wood-fired pizzas and classic paella, to house-cured salmon gravlax and decadent cheese boards, all meals are crafted with sharing in mind. 

Officially opening Friday the 13th of November, all outdoor dining is unreserved and walk-in friendly. So set the date and get ready to enjoy the friendly, relaxed atmosphere Innocent Bystander is famous for!

WHAT: Innocent Bystander’s ‘The Garden of Innocence’
WHERE: 316-334 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville
WHEN: November 13th 2020
MORE INFO: Innocent Bystander

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