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Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard

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What a wonderful find!

The volunteers were so willing to share their obvious love of the history of Douglas Vale. If I... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Joanne S
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Great day in the vines

We had the lovely cheese platter, sharing a bottle of the local Rose. What could be any better... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
DaveField
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Port Macquarie, New South Wales, 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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+61 2 6584 3792
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

The volunteers were so willing to share their obvious love of the history of Douglas Vale. If I lived in the area it would be a joy to become a part of their group.

Thank Joanne S
Douglas V, Volunteer at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for commenting. Pity you don't live here as all volunteer efforts are appreciated and it takes many hours of dedication to keep Douglas Vale open to the public.

Reviewed 24 August 2018

We had the lovely cheese platter, sharing a bottle of the local Rose. What could be any better, sun, wine and cheese. Lovely hidden gem.

Thank DaveField
Douglas V, Volunteer at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It is great that you took advantage of the new option of cheese with your wine. Hopefully more locals will find out about this quiet space to relax in. If you have a special occasion to celebrate it is a great option.

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

A well worth stop travelling to Port Macquarie for a nice wine tasting and tour of the historic homestead. What made it a great experience was the down to earth host who gave us a great history around the family homestead, origin of the vineyards...More

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Douglas V, Volunteer at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hopefully you will be back sometime Benny as now you can have cheese with your glass of wine too. Thank you for stopping in and taking the time to spread the word. The volunteers work hard to make sure each visitor has a unique experience.

Reviewed 7 August 2018

FREE. Great place to visit for an hour or two. You will not only learn about the history of the homestead but also the wider Port Macquarie area. Very enthusiastic volunteers who are more than happy to show you around and answer your questions. The...More

Thank Lakemba
Douglas V, Volunteer at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for posting your comments. The cheese option is new and the flexibility of picking your favourite cheese and buying a box of biscuits to go with it is catching on. Wine by the glass is also a new. With Douglas Vale being within...More

Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic. Tour guide was very friendly and informative. All the volunteers are doing a great job. We all enjoyed the day.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit to not only indulge in the wine tastings, but to take a guided tour of the oldest timber residence in the Hastings region as well as the opportunity to stroll through the garden of edible plants and the grape vines. This...More

1  Thank Ingrid153
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Have been here many times before and love it everytime! It's quaint, run by volunteers, whom have great knowledge and passion! Of course we taste all their products and we Always stock up on their famous "Portabella" Port made from the stunning Isabella grape. Their...More

2  Thank Shaz R
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing trip into the past with some wines of the future, a must do while in Port something for couples and families.

1  Thank Michael E
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Got there at about 10:30 and didn’t leave until 2. There was a choice of 5 different wines and ports to taste. The attraction is free however I feel you should make a donation when you’re their because it’s all voluntary ran. We sat in...More

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