Ten Minutes by Tractor is the convergence of wine journeys that began almost 40 years ago, a group of individuals and vineyards that fortuitously came together over time to create the winery that exists today.
Our winery started in 1997 with three family owned vineyards in Main Ridge, all ten minutes by tractor apart. Since then we have added new vineyards, but all have their own unique character with different aspects,
slopes, soils, altitude and winds which flow through the valleys up from Bass Strait. Cool places. Beautiful places. Places that are defined by the wines we make and which can seem like worlds apart.
We invite you to share in our journey, to enjoy the wines and food we produce from the very special places, where we live and work, on the Mornington Peninsula and to visit our cellar door and restaurant.
One lifetime is not enough for us to learn all we would wish to know about wine, we only have a limited number of vintages to learn from what we do in our vineyards and winery each year, so what we read, the debates we have, the questions we ask and, most importantly, the wines we drink, are integral to our learning.
Our aspiration at Ten Minutes by Tractor is continual improvement, a dedication to learn and improve on everything we do. Hopefully our reward over time is to produce wines which reveal more and more of the unique quality and character of our vineyards, wines which are harmonious, that sing with food and which keep luring us back to the glass.
“I am going to go out on a limb with this wine: this is the best Mornington Peninsula pinot noir I have tasted to date.”
— SEAN MITCHELL, AUSTRALIAN WINE WRITER