Towards George Town

So, in less than twenty-four hours we'd encountered Clarendon House, Evandale, Ross and Woolmers Estate. I was looking forward to the overnight stop at George Town, one of Tasmania's most significant historical townships.

It took us just under an hour to wend our way north from Woolmers Estate, through Launceston and along the East Tamar Highway to the outskirts of George Town. Unfortunately, the town turned out to be an administrative centre driven by recent industrial development rather than the historic village I'd been expecting.

En route, we diverted to Three Wishes Vineyard. Partly because it was on the way, partly because it was open on weekends but mostly because I was after something to drink after dinner.

Like the other wineries, we visited there were only a handful of wines on offer. 

Airline baggage limits and the cost of freight to the Deep North tended to rule out significant purchases. 

Still, it was evident if this was any indication of what lay in store, we were in for a very good time indeed.

In the end, I opted for a bottle of the Land Bridge Pinot Noir, mainly because I thought that red was a better post-prandial choice. 

I would have loved to have had the option of buying extra bottles if we weren't limited by time, budget and baggage constraints. The Riesling, in particular, is worth going back for. 

George Town

© Ian L Hughes 2021