John Stevens inducted 2023 Hunter Valley Tourism Industry Living Legend
Well-known local property developer John Stevens has been inducted as the 2023 Tourism Industry Living Legend to honour his 35-year commitment to tourism development in the Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter Valley.
Developed by Stevens Group,The Vintage development is one of the region’s most significant and ambitious integrated tourism developments, which has delivered significant infrastructure improvements for the Pokolbin area. John’s contribution has included the important Vineyard Vision master-planning which enabled the industry to have a voice for sustainable vineyard and tourism planning.
Held in early June the 16th annual Hunter Valley Legends Awards at Rydges Resort Hunter Valley brought together over 380 industry professionals and guests from the Hunter Valley wine and tourism industries.
The event serves as a tribute to the region's rich heritage, honouring the enduring influence of the Hunter Valley and its dedicated winegrowers, winemakers, and tourism operators
. Over many years, these visionary individuals and businesses have demonstrated a willingness to innovate and push boundaries, shaping the region for generations to come.
Founded by John Stevens in 1982 Stevens Group has grown to become one of the leading private and diversified property development companies in NSW having completed over 250 quality landmark developments throughout the state.
In 2021 Stevens Group were the Winners of the UDIAS NSW Awards for Excellence for their Foreshore Lake Macquarie development at Toronto.