Douglas Vale

Historic Homestead & Vineyard

Douglas Vale is located within the Greater Port Macquarie area of the NSW Mid North Coast.

“Had a lovely day here with friends. Only a few short kilometres away from the hustle and bustle of Port Macquarie but you wouldn’t know it, felt like I was in the middle of the country. All staff are volunteers and what an amazing job they do, so very knowledgeable!”
~ Jodie Dixon

Welcome to Douglas Vale

Douglas Vale is a totally volunteer-run historic homestead and vineyard in the centre of Port Macquarie. This unique historic tourist attraction has been developed by the local community to bring back and interpret the last remaining fabric of the successful wine industry of the 1800s.

Constructed in 1862 and authentically restored, the Douglas Vale homestead and outbuildings are classified by the National Trust of Australia.

Within the homestead is a dedicated museum containing a unique collection of artefacts depicting early Colonial lifestyles; the families who lived on the property were pioneers of both the wine and oyster industries in Port Macquarie.

Set on 7 magnificent acres including an established vineyard and orchard, the well-kept gardens still display 150-year-old trees, shrubs, bushes and a heritage bamboo glade entrance.

Unique in Australia, Douglas Vale is the only volunteer-run, not-for-profit enterprise, producing 6 exclusive wines, including the famous Portabella Port from original vine stock.

Tours of this outstanding property and Cellar Door tastings are available on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday between 10:00am and 3:00pm.

Bring a picnic to enjoy in the arbour, kids can be entertained with some fun activity sheets and the property is access friendly.

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.

Where is Douglas Vale?

You can find Douglas Vale Historic Homestead & Vineyard in Port Macquarie.


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235 Oxley Highway
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Douglas Vale Historic Homestead & Vineyard

235 Oxley Highway
Port Macquarie NSW 2444