One thing South Australian’s love and love to do well is a winery wedding. Many locals these days trade traditional ceremonies for picturesque outdoor celebrations, surrounded by seemingly endless rows of vineyards against mountainous or oceanside backdrops.
Before booking your wedding venue, however, there are two important things to note. First, not all wineries do weddings, and not all wineries offer the same inclusions. If you’re looking to elevate the winery wedding experience for your special day, peruse the wedding packages at McLaren Vale’s Mitolo Wines.
In 2017, Mitolo Wines opened its Cellar Door and Osteria. Boasting a proud Italian-Australian heritage, Mitolo not only encapsulates generations of viticulturalist expertise hailing from Italy’s Abruzzo region, but it also lives and breathes quality food. Thanks to its upscale osteria, Little Wolf, Mitolo weddings offer a stylish and worldly food offering, different to other experiences going around.
Each dish is an ode to the techniques and expression of the Italian table. The married couple-to-be has the option of a cocktail, set, or shared menu, curated by Executive Chef Vincenzo La Montagna. These menus vary between $120 to $180 per head.
There are extensive canapé, entrée, main, side, dessert, and cheeky midnight snack menus to choose from, all of which use the finest of ingredients. If you were to pursue a full set menu, guests would enjoy a 5-course fine dining experience, in addition to a bread course – which is home-made 36 hour fermented sourdough, served with jersey butter or extra virgin olive oil.
Premium dishes available include handmade ravioli parcels, SA rock lobster, roasted Aylesbury duck breast, polenta, slow roasted veal loin with fried capers, and many other luxurious, fine-dining dishes.
Beyond the menu, Mitolo promises to deliver all the essential elements that make a McLaren Vale winery wedding so special: a stunning natural creek lining the venue, a premium wine menu, featuring Mitolo’s wines, signature cocktails, champagne, and a picturesque outdoor ceremony location. As the venue is set on Turraparri Creek, overlooking the Mount Lofty Ranges, guests often feel transported somewhere serene and Mediterranean.
The event layout can be configured to suit each wedding style and size, with receptions hosted either within Little Wolf or beneath the venue’s striking wooden Arbor. The Arbor has full roof cover and can be fully enclosed if desired. It also has permanent festoon lighting, polished hard flooring and ceiling heaters, fans and recently added air-conditioning.
Mitolo Wines promises an extraordinary and unique culinary experience for your wedding day, no matter if based the restaurant or the Arbor, served by a team of expert hosts.
To inquire for available wedding dates, email [email protected]. The Mitolo team will be able to assist with any questions and develop a planning timeline with you.
To learn more about Mitolo Wines’ wedding packages, click here.
Mitolo Wines is located at 141 McMurtrie Road, McLaren Vale SA 5171.