Our Story

Frank Mitolo

Frank Mitolo was born in Adelaide. His father, Bruno, immigrated to Australia at the age of 13 and his mother, Angela, was born in Australia to immigrant parents. Frank has two brothers John and Darren. The evolution of Mitolo Wines began in the early 1990’s when Frank developed an interest in wine and winemaking.

He began making wine, as a hobby, in 1995 and then subsequently completed a winemaking course at Regency TAFE. In 2000 he produced the very first vintage of Mitolo G.A.M Shiraz named after his children- Gemma, Alex and Marco. In 2001 acclaimed winemaker Ben Glaetzer joined Mitolo Wines as winemaker and business partner.

 Frank Mitolo Biography

Ben Glaetzer

Ben Glaetzer was born in Adelaide. Ben is part of the well-known Glaetzer family in the Barossa Valley. Ben’s father, uncle and his two brothers are also winemakers. Ben is a Roseworthy graduate, grew up within the wine industry and started his career working as a cellarhand at Barossa Valley Estate and then as winemaker at Tyrrell's.

He has travelled and worked extensively throughout the world’s wine regions and is now based in the Barossa Valley at Barossa Vintners. Ben is both Business Partner and winemaker of Mitolo Wines.

 Ben Glaetzer Biography