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Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia (UWEA) is thrilled to announce the addition of Ten Minutes by Tractor to its collective. The addition of one of Mornington Peninsula’s finest wineries means guests can take part in unique, intimate experiences, never offered before.
The first experience, launching today, is the Ten Minutes by Tractor Terroir Masterclass, where guests can take a deep dive into the unique terroir of sub-regional Mornington Peninsula. Hosted in an exclusive private tasting room, guests will be taken on an in-depth exploration of each unique vineyard site and their individual characteristics. This is a rare opportunity to taste through a selection of limited release wines that are not usually available for tasting.
Ten Minutes by Tractor also offers a stunning restaurant, which recently re-affirmed its two hat status. The innovative menu is driven by provenance, with fresh regional produce from local growers, farm gates and their very own kitchen garden, synchronised perfectly with esteemed Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. A number of other exciting experiences will be announced in the coming months.
“We’re delighted to expand our experiences, with Ten Minutes by Tractor joining founding member Montalto as part of the UWEA collective here on the Mornington Peninsula,” says Kate Shilling, Executive Officer, Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia.
“We are excited to join Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia,” says Martin Spedding, Owner, Ten Minutes by Tractor. “We look forward to welcoming visitors to our beautiful wine region, to showcase the diverse range of wines made from up and down the ‘hill’ and discover why the Mornington Peninsula produces some of the best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the world.”
Ten Minutes by Tractor started in 1997 with three vineyards in Main Ridge, all ten minutes by tractor apart. Over the past 20 years, the Spedding family’s energy, drive and vision have transformed the business into one of the leading cool climate wineries in Australia and one of the most popular winery destinations on the Mornington Peninsula.
The addition of Ten Minutes by Tractor brings UWEA’s Victorian membership to seven, with wineries from the King Valley, Nagambie and the Yarra Valley providing diverse experiences that truly showcase the innovative offerings of Victoria’s unique wine regions.
Ten Minutes by Tractor is located at 1333 Mornington-Flinders Read, Main Ridge, Victoria.