Located in this remote part of Northern New England you find
Dumaresq Valley Vineyard
nestled in a valley by the Dumaresq River. At the foot of distant hills, vines bask lazily in an abundance of sunlight producing a range of elegant wines complimenting most foods.

Relax in the newly built cellar door and meet the proud owners of Dumaresq Valley Vineyard.'The Zappa family' welcomes you to sample a range of wines while enjoying
the peaceful country atmosphere.

Cellar Door

The Origin of the Name Dumaresq

Dumaresq - the name of a family, members of which
distinguished themselves in various capacities in Australia.

The Dumaresq River in NSW was named by the discoverer Allan Cunningham in 1827 in honour of the Dumaresq family with which Governor Darling was so intimately connected. The Dumaresq River, a stream at the top of the Darling River system passes through the towns of Bonshaw and Texas and forms part of the border between Queensland and New South Wales. It gives us great pleasure at Dumaresq Valley Vineyard to associate with this remarkable piece of history.

Henry Dumaresq (1792 - 1838) First Brother
- Migrated to Australia
- He was the brother-in-law of Ralph Darling (Governor of NSW)
- Took part in 6 battles of the Peninsular war, and served on Wellington's staff at Waterloo
- He was military secretary to Darling
- In 1834 went to Saumarez station near Armidale becoming a pioneer
of the New England district
- Also became commissioner of the Australian Agricultural company

William John Dumaresq (1793 - 1868) Second Brother
- Migrated to Australia
- Fought through the Peninsular war and the Waterloo campaign
- Arrived in Australia with Darling in 1825
- He received the provisional appointment of civil engineer for the colony
- He became inspector of roads and bridges and acted a short time as colonial treasurer
- He was also a member of the land board
- 1831 he retired to his property at Invermein, near Scone NSW

Edward Dumaresq (1802 - 1906) Third Brother
- Migrated to Australia
- He was in charge of the Tasmanian Surveyor-General's Department
when arriving in Hobart
- He became a member of the land board and chief commisioner for the survey
and evaluation of lands
- He was also made police magistrate