Ten Minutes by Tractor needs little introduction, nor does the man in charge – Martin Spedding.
A gently-spoken man with a background in finance and IT, in 2002 he finally acknowledged the fact that his true passion lay in wine. Despite his origin in New South Wales, he simply couldn’t get enough of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and spent two years searching for the right opportunity in Victoria and immersed himself in Australia’s heartland of these noble varieties.
It was in 2003 that Martin’s journey began with Ten Minutes by Tractor when he visited one of his favourite small wineries on Mornington Peninsula. Along with a trusted team and loving family, he has overseen the rise of the estate to the cult status it holds today and his wines can challenge Burgundy in quality.
Precision, use of indigenous yeast and organic and sustainable practices followed in all the vineyards gives each cuvées a true expression of each unique terroir. All the Estate vineyards are located on the Mornington Peninsula, an hour south east of Melbourne. In this masterclass you will be able to discover and understand how some of the “home” single vineyards, Wallis and Judd as well as the newest Coolart Road are all remarkably different wines to each other and appreciate the incredibly diverse terroir of Mornington.
We will taste:
2017 Ten Minutes by Tractor Estate Chardonnay
2017 Ten Minutes by Tractor Wallis Chardonnay
2017 Ten Minutes by Tractor Judd Chardonnay
2017 Ten Minutes by Tractor Judd Pinot Noir
2017 Ten Minutes by Tractor Wallis Pinot Noir
2017 Ten Mins by Tractor Coolart Road Pinot Noir