Ten Minutes by Tractor is a winery, restaurant and cellar door located in Main Ridge, near Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula. Over the past 20 years, Martin and Karen Spedding have been the driving force taking Ten Minutes by Tractor on to become one of Australia's leading cool climate wineries.
Having added more vineyards since its early beginnings, the Ten Minute by Tractor estate now houses six vineyards - McCutcheon, Judd, Coolart Road, Wallis, Spedding and Gabrielle. Each vineyard has its own unique character with different aspects, slopes, soils, altitude and winds which flow through the valleys up from Bass Strait. These little differences mean that while they may be ten minutes by tractor from each other, they are a world apart.
At Ten Minutes by Tractor, their passion is great wine and great food. They offer a relaxed and intimate cellar door experience with in depth tastings where you can discover wines that are a true expression of the unique qualities and character of their vineyards.
In the fine dining restaurant, an innovative menu is driven by fresh regional produce from local growers and farm gates, their kitchen garden and foraged items from their forests, hills and coastline, whilst the new Allis Wine Bar offers an à la carte menu or wine flights, coupled with small snacks and morsels to complement each wine.
Just an hour’s drive from Melbourne and framed by three contrasting coastlines, the Mornington Peninsula offers some of Australia’s best food and wine, golf, adventure and leisure activities. Over 50 cellar doors dot the rolling hills, while the region’s array of beaches, natural hot springs, and national parks contribute to the perfect mix of coastal and country reverie.
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Shiraz
1333 Mornington Flinders Road, Main Ridge 3928
Over autumn when the vines are changing colour.
By car from Melbourne
Cellar Door: 11am-5pm, 7 days a week
(excl public holidays).
Restaurant: Thurs-Sun with extended hours over the Summer
03 5989 6455