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Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard

235 Oxley Hwy, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
+61 2 6584 3792
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The. Best. Port. Hands. Down.

Have been here many times before and love it everytime! It's quaint, run by volunteers, whom... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Shaz R
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Wine Tasting and historic experience

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael E
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Mudgee, 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 a walk through the magnificent grounds which include an orchard, ornamental ponds, cottage, rose and vegetable gardens. The 1 acre vineyard now produces 3 grape varieties, Black Isabella, from original cuttings obtained back in 1863, Villard Blanc and Chambourcin. Available for a free tasting and purchase exclusively at the cellar door, are 2 white wines, a rose, 2 reds and the famous Isabella Port. The Homestead and outbuildings are classified by the National Trust of Australia and on the Council's list of Heritage sites. We are access friendly and offer activities for children. Please look out for us on your drive into Port Macquarie on the Oxley Highway almost in town, on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 3pm. We would love to see you!
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235 Oxley Hwy, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Michael E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great day, the wines was lovely! You can also buy drinks so you can sit out in the sun looking a vinery!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great experience with lovely people. A nice place with a beautiful view and tasty vine. Definitely worth to visit! 🍷😊

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Douglas V, Volunteer at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It is appreciated that you took the time to let everyone know about Douglas Vale and for the photos you sent to us.

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Even though we are often in Port Macquarie this was our first visit to this amazing attraction. The whole place including the vineyard is run by volunteers. The wines were interesting and unique, the portobello delicious. We will definitely return.More

Thank Mon55
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Douglas V, Voltuneer at Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Thank you for your thoughts and you have helped us to get the message out about one of Port Macquarie's best kept secrets. Perhaps you will come again when next in Port. Everyone is welcome to bring a picnic with them and enjoy the atmosphere...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Absolute delightful tour of the homestead our tour guide Ian was so informative and knowledgable the history is amazing. Wine tasting is a must we highly recommend their Port. All of this is run by volunteers and we thank you all for a wonderful experience.

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

As outlined in the reviews below, this historic property is looked after by volunteers. Their knowledge of the building & the history is very well presented. The wine tasting is both informative and pleasurable. Congratulations to the group of volunteers for their dedication and enthusiasm....More

Thank _Wazz49
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Lovely gardens and vineyard with a wine tasting to finish. Enthusiastice volunteers look after this historic homestead and gardens and will fill you in on the background of it and how George Francis came from England and settled there. The vineyard is a small parcel...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

This was the only local historic site that we had not previously visited and it proved to be an excellent place to visit. Entry is free and the enthusiasm of the volunteers (90 in total) was clearly demonstrated. We enjoyed a personal tour by a...More

Thank Kirkstead
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