O'Donohoe's Find

South Australia | Riverland

Our Review

Michael O'Donohoe pays tribute to his Irish grandfather, Thomas O'Donohoe, and six great-uncles, who arrived from Ireland in 1881 to search for gold, ending up distilling salty bore water into fresh water. A century later Michael O'Donohoe runs a small vineyard in the Riverland that was certified organic in 1990, receives very little water and crops at around 2 tonnes per acre. A further 4ha of vines and native trees were planted in 2008. The wines (released under the Tom's Drop label) are made using a tiny crusher, a small hand-operated basket press, and open fermenters. Exports to Singapore. -JAMES HALLIDAY



Winemaker Michael O'Donohoe
Established 2002
Dozens 500
Vineyards (area) 2.35 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours By appt
Address PO Box 460, Berri, SA 5343
Telephone 0414 765 813
Website www.tomsdrop.com.au