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
Region Riverland
Address PO Box 460, Berri, SA 5343
Established 2002
Dozens 500
Vineyards (area) 2.35 ha
Opening Hours By appt
Telephone 0414 765 813
Website www.tomsdrop.com.au