Icons of the Mornington Peninsula | A Road to Discovery
The cool climate Mornington Peninsula is now internationally recognised for producing much of Australia’s finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Go behind the scenes and discover the rich tapestry of world class produce the region has to offer from two of its leading wineries.This experience showcases the unique terroir, skill and innovation involved in producing fine wine and fine dining experiences in this iconic location.
10am Montalto | Off the Beaten Track Tour
Go beyond the Cellar Door and uncover the stories behind each of Montalto’s award-winning wines. Join one of our experienced wine team for a private tour of some of Montalto’s most iconic vineyards: Lake Block, home of the Sparkling Rosé; North Face, home of theaward-winning ‘The Eleven’Chardonnay; South Face, where you’ll find the much-loved Pennon Hill Pinot Noir; and Red Hill Block, growing the revered Single Vineyard Pinot Noir vines.
During this 60-minute experience, we’ll explain why cool climate wines are so unique, how vines grown mere metres apart can have such varying characteristics and our approach to optimising those qualities.
At each vineyard, your host will guide you through an in-depth tasting highlighting the unique traits of that vineyard coupled with outstanding winemaking techniques which produce truly exemplary wines.
Finally, take a lasting memory home with you from the vineyards you visited, and the wines you tasted, with a bottle of our Single Vineyard wine to enjoy at home, add to your cellar or gift to lucky friends.
12pm Ten Minutes by Tractor | Art of Fine Wine & Gastronomy
Discover the true art of fine wine and fine dining. During this experience, your host will provide you with a deeper understanding of the Ten Minutes by Tractor philosophy and what it takes to produce wines and a dining experience at the highest level.
Start your journey in the award-winning Ten Minutes by Tractor cellar door surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards. Here, your host will guide you through a wine tasting of the Estate’s best premium and single vineyard wines. Following this, you’ll be given a tour through the high density Gabrielle vineyard; meander through rows of vines, learn about this unique vineyard, the nuances of cultivation and what it takes to craft the perfect glass of wine.
After taking in the beautiful surrounds, enjoy a glass of Blanc de Blancs in the underground restaurant cellar while you explore the extensive collection of local and internationally acclaimed wines.
Complete your journey of discovery with a five course tasting experience in the two hatted restaurant paired with back vintage wines from Ten Minutes by Tractor and their award winning restaurant wine cellar – voted the best in Australia.
At the conclusion of your meal, you will receive a bottle of 10X Pinot Noir complete with personalised gifting to continue your journey of discovery at home.
33 Shoreham Rd, Red Hill South VIC 3937
(03) 5989 8412
Ten Minutes By Tractor
1333 Mornington-Flinders Rd, Main Ridge VIC 3928
(03) 5989 6455
Thursday to Sunday
10:00am to 4:00pm
Includes: - A guided tour and wine tasting highlighting some of the esteemed Montalto Vineyards - One bottle of Montalto Single Vineyard Pinot Noir to take home - A premium wine tasting in the award winning Ten Minutes by Tractor Cellar Door and introduction to high density viticulture - Tour of the Ten Minutes by Tractor ‘Gabrielle vineyard’ - A glass of Blanc de Blancs in the Ten Minutes by Tractor Cellar - Five course tasting menu and signature wine pairing at the 2 hatted Ten Minutes by Tractor Restaurant - One bottle of 10X Pinot Noir to take home
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The land of the Boon Wurrung/Bunurong People, Traditional Owners of the Mornington Peninsula region.
Tucked in amongst the orchards, olive groves and vineyards, over 50 wineries have opened their doors to offer the region’s famous Pinot Noir, Chardonnays at elegant cellar doors and restaurants serving regional cuisine.
Located on the eastern side of Port Phillip Bay and within an hour’s drive of Melbourne, the peninsula is also famous for its seaside villages, world-class golf courses, spa retreats and local produce, which you can buy at bustling markets, farm gates, or pick-your-own-produce farms.
The Mornington Peninsula is suited to wine growing for its natural topography and mild climate. Its vines thrive in sheltered undulating valleys surrounded by water on three sides.
The Mornington Peninsula's wineries are relatively small, but the region’s many different sites, soils and climates produce an exotic array of wines - predominantly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Wine production on the Mornington Peninsula started in the late nineteenth century. In 1886 Dromana wine won an honourable mention in the Intercontinental Exhibition in London. But, like so many other Victorian wine regions, by the 1920s many of the region's vineyards were abandoned or uprooted. In 1972 some aspiring vignerons recognised the potential of the peninsula for producing high quality, cool climate varieties.