Ten Minutes by Tractor

Victoria | Mornington Peninsula

James' Review

The energy, drive and vision of Martin Spedding have transformed Ten Minutes by Tractor since he acquired the business in early 2004. In mid-'06 Ten Minutes By Tractor purchased the McCutcheon Vineyard; it also has long-term leases on the other two original home vineyards (Judd and Wallis), thus having complete control over grape production. Three new vineyards have been added in recent years: the one at the cellar door and restaurant site is organically certified and is used to trial organic viticultural practices that are progressively being employed across all the vineyards; The Coolart Road Vineyard, in the north of the Peninsula, was purchased in 2009, the Spedding Vineyard in Main Ridge purchased in '15. There are now three ranges: Single Vineyard: from the home Judd, McCutcheon, Wallis and Coolart Vineyards; Estate: the best blend of pinot and of chardonnay from the home vineyards; and finally 10X: from the other estate-owned Mornington Peninsula vineyards. At 3:30pm Sunday 25 February 2018, a fire erupted in a storage facility adjacent to the kitchen serving the '18 winery restaurant. Half a million dollars worth of bottled wines were lost, including the wines for what was one of the finest wine lists for a winery restaurant, the majority of the wines destroyed from the greatest wineries of France. (One bottle of Romanee-Conti was a rare survivor amongst the 16,000 bottles lost.) The facility also housed a collection of vintage trucks and tractors. 12 pallets of Ten by Tractor wines, including magnums of back vintages, were lost. The tragedy was magnified by the irreplaceable nature of so much history. A temporary cellar door was opened in March, and rebuilding of the restaurant is underway. Exports to the UK, the US, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Hong Kong and China.

About

Ten Minutes by Tractor started in 1997 with three vineyards in Main Ridge, all ten minutes by tractor apart. Over the past 15 years, Martin and Karen Spedding’s energy, drive and vision have transformed the estate into what it is today. A number of vineyards have been added, with a diverse range of micro-climates from across the Peninsula. These include the Coolart Road vineyard, now home to a new purpose-built winery; the Spedding Vineyard, site of the first large scale high density pinot noir vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula; and the Winebar vineyard on the cellar door and restaurant site, the first organically certified vineyard in the region. The tapestry of different aspects, slopes, soils, altitude and maritime influence of sites may be ten minutes by tractor from each other, but the wines can seem worlds apart.

There are three ranges: Single Vineyard: from the home Judd, McCutcheon, Wallis and Coolart Road Vineyards; Estate: the best blend of pinot and chardonnay; and finally 10X: sourced across all of the Estate’s Mornington Peninsula vineyards.

The restaurant has undergone a rebuild and will reopen at the end of 2019.

Exports to the UK, the US, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Hong Kong and China.

Specialities

Pinot noir, chardonnay

Cellar Door

Information

Our Cellar Door has been temporarily relocated to the following address until we reopen our permanent site at the end of 2019:

1208 Mornington Flinders Rd, Main Ridge, VIC 3928.

Hours

Open 7 days 11am - 5pm.

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Food

Information

The restaurant has undergone a rebuild and will reopen at the end of 2019. Until then, Petit Tracteur, up the road at 1208 Mornington Flinders Rd, remains open with extended opening hours and tastings available.

Cuisine

Modern Australian

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

International Sales Information

Exports to the UK, the US, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Hong Kong and China.

Details

Ten Minutes by Tractor logo
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Winemaker Sandro Mosele, Martin Spedding
Established 1999
Dozens 12 000
Vineyards (area) 35.9 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 11-5
Address 1333 Mornington-Flinders Road, Main Ridge, Vic 3928
Telephone (03) 5989 6455
Website www.tenminutesbytractor.com.au