Douglas Vale Homestead and Vineyard features the oldest original timber homestead in Port Macquarie. With a visit to historic Douglas Vale you can experience the lives of pioneer men and women, gardens, vineyard and wines from the cellar door. It was established in 1859 by the Francis family from England, and all that remains of the vast original property is a 3-hectare site classified by the National Trust and is a listed local Heritage site under the Port Macquarie/ Hastings Council.
Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard is a volunteer run working vineyard and museum and is unique in Australia and possibly the southern hemisphere and a very important part of Port Macquarie’s history. All funds raised are used for the continuing restoration and maintenance of this historic property.
On Saturday 22 April 2017 Port Macquarie’s oldest winery Douglas Vale will have a huge celebration to mark 150 years since its first harvest. Bring the whole family along to enjoy live music, vintage cars, tours of the homestead museum, treasure stalls, craft displays, and of course, wine-tasting.
Other highlights of the Heritage celebration include a live performance of an historical account of ‘The Story of Douglas Vale’, and the special release of a new Premium Port aged in special oak since 2009.
The event will be held from 9.30am-3pm and entry is by gold coin donation. Devonshire Teas, a BBQ and other tasty treats will be on offer all day.
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