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Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard

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Must to go place in Port Macquarie

This beautiful vineyard is run by volunteers and it is a must to go place in Port Macquarie. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
beatriz_Pellegrini
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A hidden attraction

Great spot, friendly people and you would never know you are close to the CBD o Port Macquarie. We... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Douglas Vale is a not-for-profit organisation and unique in Australia, with the 3.08h property looked after, restored and maintained entirely by volunteers. Enjoy a few tour of the Homestead, oldest timber building in the Hastings region, then take...more
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235 Oxley Hwy, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The volunteers give a historic tour of the place which finishes with tasting local and blended wines. Worthwhile.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Douglas V, volunteer at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Douglas Vale homestead and vineyard has a 150 year history. The volunteers work on all areas of the property. Picking and tending to the vines and the scenic gardens. You can then taste the vintage of the grapes produced here.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small but a visit here is worthwhile; stepped back in time to see a 19th century homestead and vineyard and tasted unusual wines. Try it! (tip*: combine this with nearby koala hospital to make a day out with a difference)

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Date of experience: August 2018
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Douglas V, volunteer at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

we are pleased you enjoyed your visit to Douglas Vale. we are open Wednesday Saturday & Sunday from 10am to 3pm and the volunteers would love to showcase all that we have on offer.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful vineyard is run by volunteers and it is a must to go place in Port Macquarie. The tour is fantastic and full of interesting information about the place, the family and about Port Macquarie. The place is beautiful and so well preserved thanks...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Douglas V, volunteer at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Your wonderful response to our Homestead and vineyard makes all the difference to our volunteers as we try to keep history alive. we have an open day on April 6th with fantastic stalls, music, food and fun for all.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great spot, friendly people and you would never know you are close to the CBD o Port Macquarie. We walked there. Tasting and tour was wonderful.

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marian C
Douglas V, volunteer at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review. The volunteers appreciate your feedback

Reviewed March 9, 2019

The original estate totalled 45 acres and dates back to 1859 when vigneron, George Francis bought the land. The vineyard was started with Black Isabella cuttings that were originally imported from America. The wines were first exhibited in France in 1882 and won commendations and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Douglas V, volunteer at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review of your visist to Douglas Vale. We have just finished picking this years crop and will send off to be bottled for future tastings. We are open every Wednesday Saturday & Sunday from 10.00am to 3pm With tastings, tours...More

Reviewed February 8, 2019

This wonderful homestead is Heritage listed, but run by a wonderful group of passionate volunteers. It offers a very interesting insight into the life of a true adventurer. The homestead, vineyard and grounds were saved from destruction and lovingly restored by the volunteers. Located close...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Douglas V, volunteer at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2019

The history at Douglas Vale homestead/vineyard is well worth the visit to see how our ancestors lived and worked. We are open every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday from 10am to 3pm for house tours and wine tastings. We have a special open day on Saturday...More

Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

What a beautiful place this vineyard is, steeped in family history in Heritage buildings, with wine tastings too. WELL worth a visit!More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Douglas V, Volunteer at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2019

The history of Douglasvale homestead/vineyard goes back over 150 years. The oldest timber homestead in Port Macquarie and the trees- Bamboo entrance over 150 years also. We have an open day on 6th April, with stalls, music, food and great entertainment for all as well...More

Reviewed February 1, 2019

In the 1920's my mother used to run like the wind past this property and the huge bamboo forest on her way to school because the bamboo groaned in the wind. I walked back through just a small part of the bamboo left on this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Douglas V, volunteer at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2019

What a great way to visit history and discover about a distant relative in the same place. George Francis and his decendants certainly worked hard and lived amazing lives. There is so much to see at Douglas Vale homestead and vineyard. We have a great...More

Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

This 150 year old historical homestead is nestled between very modern schools only a few minutes from the CBD. It has been lovingly restored by a very passionate group of volunteers, and more restoration is ongoing to its outbuildings. It was saved from demolition and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Douglas V, volunteer at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for your review of your trip to our homestead/vineyard. All the volunteers do try hard to maintain lovingly the grounds and house and of course the cottage garden,vineyard and various 150 year old trees. We wish to let everyone know about...More

Reviewed January 12, 2019

After visiting a handful of local Port wineries, we completed our little tour at this historic site. Arriving just before closing time, the volunteers took us on a guided tour explaining the history of the homestead and its former occupants before finishing up in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Douglas V, volunteer at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2019

How lucky you found us here at Douglas Vale. We have an open day coming up in April - and this is well worth another visit. We have stalls, food, music and raffles etc. All the volunteers participate in various ways. We also will be...More

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