John StevensJohn Stevens has been involved in the building, development and tourism industry in the Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter regions for over 35 years. 

In 1999 after years of trying to find the right property to develop within the valley John purchased The Vintage landholding. The Vintage landholding has become a major tourism project for the region. 

The project was approved as an integrated tourism and residential estate built around a championship golf course that now produces more than 36,000 golf rounds per year. To deliver the project, John partnered with Macquarie Bank and Greg Norman Golf Course Design to produce an iconic development. The Greg Norman Championship Golf Course and Clubhouse was opened in January 2003. 

Since purchasing the land, John has been involved in delivering significant infrastructure for the Pokolbin area, worked on the Vineyard Vision masterplanning document which allowed the Hunter Valley industry to have a voice for sustainable vineyard and tourism planning in the valley, participated in various strategic planning exercises working with both Cessnock and Singleton Councils on economic and signage strategies. In 2013 John also became a Member on the Board of the Hunter Valley Wine Tourism Association, and for seven years contributed to numerous Hunter Valley projects. 

 As part of his ongoing tourism operations, John manages 40 holiday houses within a rental pool at The Vintage which directly support ongoing tourism in the valley. John has recently completed the “Nineteen” tourism facility including restaurant and bar.

John was inducted as a Legend in  2023




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