Douglas Vale Circa 1859
In the centre of Port Macquarie on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales Australia, a unique historic tourist attraction has been developed by the local community to bring back and interpret the last remaining fabric of a successful wine industry of the 1800's.
Douglas Vale was named after the original owner "George Francis's" wife's family, who were Douglas's from Scotland.
140 years after George Frances purchased the first 8.1ha section of the property on what was then the "New England Road" in 1859, the conservation of the estate began, thanks to the formation and unrelenting dedication of a group of volunteers known as the Douglas Vale Conservation Group.
In recent years since the "rebirth" of the property and its rescue from the wrecking ball, Douglas Vale have once again commenced producing a variety of wines which are for sale through its Cellar Door.
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 and has proven very popular for occasions such as: Concerts, Wedding Ceremonies, Birthdays and Community activities.
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