McLaren Vale-based Mitolo is a family-owned winery established in 1999 by Frank Mitolo, whose Italian roots inspired his early interest in, and enthusiasm for, good food and great wine. Winemaker Ben Glaetzer became a partner in the business in 2001. The fusion of Franks knowledge of the land and business acumen with Bens winemaking talent has resulted in Mitolo becoming one of Australias most awarded wineries. From the approachable Jester range to the premium wines that wow the critics, Mitolo has made a name for itself as one of the Australian producers to watch.
Overlooking the coast, the vineyard in McLaren Vale has heavy grey loam over sandstone soil with black cracking Biscay clay. The proximity to the ocean ensures cool afternoon breezes that help retain good acidity levels and aid in the development of complex flavours in the grapes.