When I started Mitolo wines, I had one clear thought in mind. To create great wines, you have to start with the very best grapes. Coming from South Australia, surrounded by vineyards, my choices were vast. But in the end it was the similarities to the land of my heritage that swayed my decision.

With its rolling hills, proximity to the seaside, and ancient, yet fertile soils, McLaren Vale reminds me in many ways of the coastal towns of my parent’s Italian homeland. The region is located about one hour south of the capital of Adelaide, and is home to some of the oldest and most highly regarded Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet vineyards in the world.