Joe and Tom
Riot Wine Co was founded by Joe Cook and Tom O’Donnell. They came together when they realized their shared passion for booze and individual skillsets made the perfect combination to create wine on tap (and in can).
“Tom brings a world of knowledge and a lot of love for wine making, and, with my role in the development of Kegstar, a keg pooling company launched in AU, NZ, UK and US, we are the perfect yin-and-yang.” – Joe Cook
McLaren Vale is the spiritual home of Riot Wine Co, it's where wine maker Tom O'Donnell grew up and it's where he learnt his craft and fine tuned his art. McLaren Vale is also the home of Grenache in Australia with some of the oldest Grenache vines located here and the reason why Riot Wine Co has a Grenache and uses Grenache as the platform for Rosé.