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Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard

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The say to save the best for last...

After visiting a handful of local Port wineries, we completed our little tour at this historic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
EBR77
An excellant historic attraction

We were passing through Port Macquarie and called in. We were glad we did. A volunteer, Rob, gave... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
X2943JCmarkw
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Beerwah, Australia
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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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were passing through Port Macquarie and called in. We were glad we did. A volunteer, Rob, gave us a personal tour which was fantastic. His knowledge and passion was amazing. Well worth a visit.More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Douglas V, volunteer at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for a great review of your visit to Douglas Vale. We have a great open day in April- full of fun, music food and stalls and a great time to wander the vineyard and picnic grounds. All the volunteers are passionate about their...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to Port Macquarie many times but until now had missed out on visiting this historic winery and house. If you are interesred in the history of Port Macquarie and fancy the opportunity to purchase a few wines made to authentic style of the original...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Douglas V, volunteer at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so pleased that you have found Douglas Vale Homestead/Vineyard. We have so much on offer- you can have cheese tastings with the wine- a tour through the oldest timber homestead in Port Macquarie- and wonderful grounds to wander around. We have a great...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The historic site sits on the northern side of the road from the Doughnut on the Pacific Highway into Port Macquarie in NSW. This is the new piece of the eastern end of the Oxley highway from Port to the New England Tablelands. The entry...More

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

Hi there, Well you certainly learnt as much as some of our volunteers know about our beloved douglas vale homestead and vineyard. The volunteers must have done a great job for you. Yes the bamboo and other trees are 150 years old. We will be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife & I came not knowing what to expect & the history is very interesting! The guide was very informative & knowledgable and delivered a great story for us. Beautiful things to look at then capped off with some wine tasting.. yum! What we...More

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful response to your visit to our Homestead/vineyard. We have an open day in April and would love to show all the other facts and features we have to offer. We have stalls, music, raffles and wonderful food and...More

Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Just had 8th visit in 2 yrs, learn something new each time. Great history, great wine, wonderful volunteers that make this a very special & preserved place.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Douglas V, volunteer at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

We are so pleased to be able to interest visitors to the Homestead winery after numerous visits. We have a wonderful open day on Saturday 6th April with many other delights on offer. Please let all friends know about your experiences here thank you.

Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Fantastic way to learn about the heritage of wine making in Port Macquarie since the 1860s. Amazing effort by the volunteers to restore and run the property. Peter was an outstanding volunteer guide and the wine is amazing. Will definitely return.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Douglas V, volunteer at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

We look forward to your return . We have an open day in April which really highlights all that Douglas Vale has to offer. We have cheese platters with the wine tasting, we are available for functions which include Devonshire Teas and BBQs.We always welcome...More

Reviewed 21 November 2018

We visited this historic homestead today - what a lovely way to spend some time looking back through the history of the vineyard. The homestead is full of memorabilia including beautiful hand crafts, It is run by volunteers who are only too happy to share...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Douglas V, volunteer at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2018

Thank you for the wonderful response about your visit. We do welcome all volunteers who can help when they are available. We have another open day on 6th April so please visit again if possible. We are available also for functions- with our beautiful grounds...More

Reviewed 20 November 2018

The historic homestead, gardens and winery are kept spotless by a band of volunteers. The house is full of family memorabilia from the early days of the winery and oyster farming ( even the old oyster boat is there under cover). You can sample the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Douglas V, volunteer at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2018

Thank you for your review of our Homestead/Winery. we appreciate great feedback- as a support to the volunteers here. We have an open day on Saturday 6th April - which is a wonderful day to explore all the area. We have beautiful grounds- with a...More

Reviewed 20 October 2018

what a lovely place to visit with lots of interesting relics from way back. The volunteer guides are informative friendly and putt so much love into this project.The buildings have been painstakingly restored to their former glory and the stories told are delightful.the stalls were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Douglas V, volunteer at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thank you for the wonderful response to our open day. we look forward to your return to also enjoy the cheese platter with the wine tasting which is now available. The gardens also can accomodate picnics and great views of the vineyards.

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