2019 Ten Minutes by Tractor ‘Wallis’ Chardonnay

Region: Mornington Peninsula , VIC

Viticulture: Sustainable

Winemaker: Imogen Dillon, Martin Spedding

Established Date: 2000

Grapes hand-harvested late March, whole bunch pressed and the unsettled juice fermented by indigenous yeasts in 15% new oak, some 228 litre French oak barrels, some 600 litre Austrian oak barrels. A 10 month aging in barrel with no bâtonnage to keep wines fresher and more taut. Natural partial (88%) malolactic fermentation before bottling unfined and filtered.

Sommelier’s Recommendation 

The wine is fresh but big with layers of complexity. Sharp acidity in the form of lemon and grapefruit, big but well integrated oak and that burgundian-esque stuck match which makes this an irrisistable chardonnay that you can’t but down.


The original winery started in 1997 with three family owned vineyards in Main Ridge, all ten minutes by tractor apart. In 2003, Martin Spedding bought Ten Minutes by Tractor Wine Co. from the three families and since then we have opened a new cellar door, restaurant and added four new vineyards.

All our vineyards have their own unique character with different aspects, slopes, soils, altitude and cool ocean breezes which flow through the valleys from Bass Strait, Western Port and Port Phillip. As described by Martin Spedding “Put simply, our future is clear – grow the best fruit we can, make wines that express the character of their origin and continue to put them in front of people who appreciate the difference.”