Douglas Vale Historic Homestead & Vineyard, Port Macquarie

(4.5/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
In the centre of Port Macquarie on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales Australia, a unique historic tourist attraction has been developed by the local community to bring back and interpret the last remaining fabric of a successful wine industry of the 1800's.

Douglas Vale was named after the original owner "George Francis's" wife's family, who were Douglas's from Scotland.

140 years after George Frances purchased the first 8.1ha section of the property on what was then the "New England Road" in 1859, the conservation of the estate began, thanks to the formation and unrelenting dedication of a group of volunteers known as the Douglas Vale Conservation Group.

In recent years since the "rebirth" of the property and its rescue from the wrecking ball, Douglas Vale have once again commenced producing a variety of wines which are for sale through its Cellar Door.

Due in no small part to the lovingly manicured lawns and gardens as well as the Museum housed within the main building, the property has become an ideal venue to hold a variety of events and has proven very popular for occasions such as: Concerts, Weddings, Birthdays and Community activities.

Douglas Vale has a no smoking policy due in part to the type of structures scattered throughout the property, and government requirements.
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  • we went to do wine tastings and visit the homestead beautiful homestead very imformitive especially with all the tour cards they have to tell you the history and the gardens are beautiful walk around ...  more »
  • We have been to Port Macquarie so often but hadn't visited Douglas Vale Historic Homestead until today. The homestead is the oldest wooden home in Port Macquarie and is entirely run by volunteers. The...  more »
  • We were really surprised to find such a lovely place to visit so close to town. Set in lovely grounds with approximately 3hectares of vines, they have free tastings of their wines, all of which were d...  more »
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  • Lovely location managed only by volunteers who love their history and their wine. Bought a 6 case of wine so I'd say give it a shot!