Brook Eden; Bridestowe Lavender Farm

Once we'd found our way back to the highway, the next stop was Brook Eden, a delightful spot overlooking wetlands. 

The vineyard is home to several peacocks, a Jack Russell named Chilli and wines that prompted me to sign up for their Vintage Club. That involves agreeing to buy a 6-bottle tasting pack each year at a discounted price (which more or less offsets the cost of freight). 

I'd rate it alongside Pfeiffer's in Rutherglen as a winery I've taken a particular shine to, though that's not to disparage any of the others we visited. Every one of them was excellent. 

It's just that I thought Brook Eden was particularly excellent.

Regardless of excellence, after five wineries in a couple of hours, the palate tends to become a little tired. 

Although the prospect of visiting a lavender farm doesn't exactly fill me with unalloyed delight, I didn't mind the detour into Bridestowe Lavender Farm. Madam positively loved it.

From there, we headed back towards the wine route. 

A final winery and back to Launceston

© Ian L Hughes 2021