Ten Minutes by Tractor started in 1997 with three vineyards in Main Ridge, all ten minutes by tractor apart. Over the past 15 years Karen and Martin Spedding have added four additional vineyards that have a diverse range of microclimataes across the Mornington Peninsula. Each of our different vineyard sites feature different aspects, slopes, soils, altitude and influence from maritime breezes that make for the perfect place to grow and produce Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
This terroir and sense of place explains everything about our wine, the refinement and vibrant acidity of Wallis; the elegance and poise of McCutcheon; the alluring aromatics and fine structure of Judd; the power and fruit purity of Coolart Rd.
Each vineyard is intiamtely linked to their place. These little differences make our vineyards distinct and although they may be ten minutes by tractor apart from each other, they are a world apart.