This is our virtual cellar door where we aim to pass on as much information as you need about Ten Minutes By Tractor, our winemaking, our vineyards and the region. Never quite the same as visiting but certainly convenient!
We produce wines in three different levels, with those levels determined by source - single vineyards, Main Ridge and the Mornington Peninsula.
Our Estate wines are those which express regional origin with barrel selections from individual vineyards merging their specific attributes into a coalescence which harmoniously blends into a whole. These wines represent what we believe to be the best expression of a Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir or Chardonnay each vintage. The aim is not to seek the individuality of the single vineyards, rather we liken our Estate Wines to a “field blend”, albeit one created at the tasting bench in the barrel room but nonetheless a blend of clones from a wide variety of individual vineyard blocks.
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
We produce Single Vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from our Estate vineyards, those 100% managed by our viticultural, vineyard and winemaking teams – Judd, McCutcheon, Wallis and, from 2013, Coolart Road – when it is appropriate.
These wines are from the highest performing blocks of the Judd, McCutcheon and Wallis vineyards in Main Ridge and Coolart Road in the northern Peninsula. Harvesting from small carefully selected parcels and attention to detail in the vineyard and winery are designed to ensure the clearest expression of the terroir of these vineyards.
Single Vineyard wines are only made in vintages that produce wines of appropriate quality. Production is usually less than 200 dozen; they are truly limited edition wines.
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
10X wines are sourced from several vineyards on the Mornington Peninsula and are therefore a regional expression of each variety. These include the Ten Minutes by Tractor Estate vineyards – Judd, McCutcheon, Wallis, Coolart Road and Winebar. We also source grapes from Osborn Vineyard, in the north of the Peninsula in the Tuerong area.
Our 10X wines are created as easy drinking examples of what the Mornington Peninsula can produce. They may have been picked from younger vines or at slightly different times to achieve slightly different characteristics and, as a general rule, they see less new oak and spend less time in oak during maturation. 10X wines are released in the year following vintage whereas Estate and Single Vineyard wines are released two years after vintage.
The end result is more approachable, more accessible and more immediately rewarding; the wines have a delicious freshness and clarity.
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé