Ten Minutes by Tractor started in 1997 with three vineyards in Main Ridge, all ten minutes by tractor apart. Since then, Martin and Karen Spedding have added four more vineyards that have a diverse range of microclimates from across the Mornington Peninsula. Each of these vineyard sites are home to different aspects, slopes, soils, altitude and varying influences from the cool maritime breezes that wind their way through the valleys. These little differences; all the things that make their vineyards distinct mean that while they may only be ten minutes by tractor from each other, they are a world apart.
Under the expert guidance of winemaker Imogen Dillon, the terroir, cool climate of Mornington Peninsula and distinct sense of place is expressed in each of their wines. This highly-acclaimed wine is an excellent example of Chardonnay and a testament to Imogen’s talent, experience, and affinity to these varieties and the land they are cultivated in.
A diversity of flavours from guava and lemon on the nose to textural notes of oats and crumble, lavender, a twist of orange and grapefruit pith to follow. Savoury mouthfeel with a softness and vibrancy to salivate the palate.