2 Mates

South Australia | McLaren Vale

James' Review

The two mates are Mark Venable and David Minear, who say, ‘Over a big drink in a small bar in Italy a few years back, we talked about making “our perfect Australian Shiraz”. When we got back, we decided to have a go.' The wine ('05) was duly made and won a silver medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards in London, in some exalted company. Eleven years on, they hit the rarefied heights of 97 points for their $35 The Perfect Ten McLaren Vale Shiraz.


Winemaker Mark Venable, David Minear, Matt Rechner,
Established 2003
Dozens 300
Vineyards (area) 20 ha
Opening Hours Not
Address 160 Main Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Telephone 0411 111 198
Website www.2mates.com.au