Mitolo had a meteoric rise once Frank Mitolo decided to turn a winemaking hobby into a business. In 2000 he took the plunge into the commercial end of the business, inviting Ben Glaetzer to make the wines. Split between the Jester range and single-vineyard wines, Mitolo began life as a red wine–dominant brand but now produces a range of varietals. In November ’17 Mitolo opened their $3 million tasting room, restaurant and event space with a flourish. Exports to all major markets. -JAMES HALLIDAY
Mitolo Wines is a family owned business, borne of and led by the founder and owner Frank Mitolo whose vision is to create a range of wines of individuality, integrity and utmost quality. In 2000 Frank formed a partnership with his friend, Ben Glaezter, with the implicit goal of creating the finest interpretation of McLaren Vale Shiraz.