History & Geography
After years of working in his family’s potato business, Frank Mitolo started making wine for family and friends. In 1999, after a now legendary 5 hour discussion with winemaker Ben Glaetzer, the pair fashioned a dream of making the ultimate expression of McLaren Vale’s rich provenance of soils. They jotted a six word business plan on the back of a napkin: individuality, integrity, quality, purity, elegance and power. The vineyards are located at the Southern end of McLaren Vale, with close proximity to the Gulf St Vincent. The proximity to the ocean gives the fruit subtle salty, savoury characteristics making them great food wines. These sea breezes temper the vines, giving Mitolo their unique style of bright and generous fruit flavours backed by refreshing acidity and long, savoury tannin's.