The Vintage

The Vintage

Australia's best in the Hunter Valley - The Stevens Group now owns The Vintage Golf Resort in The Hunter Valley, having purchased remaining shares from Medallist in 2006.


The Vintage is a quality master planned project with an end value of approximately $450 million. The Vintage has 482 residential lots on site and has already developed 280 of these to date. The site has set benchmarks in design and development within the industry and has recently developed a new range of housing to display.

The vision for The Vintage is to reflect the Hunter Valley architectural character and create a unique place to live amongst wineries and restaurants, all within 2 hours of Sydney. The Greg Norman designed golf course is rated amongst the best in Australia, and our new restaurant Legends Grill has just been opened to the public.

The Vintage has conference facilities, and is also a priority choice for weddings in the Hunter.


The Stevens Group has been the project manager for The Vintage and the milestones to date include progressive release of residential blocks, bringing in sewer services over 10 km, water services 5 km, completing the award winning Vintage Golf Course and Club House, recreational facilities and a new Grand Mercure Hotel. Some 90 people are directly employed at The Vintage.



John Stevens with Don & Nancy Panoz

John Stevens, Managing Director of Stevens Group with Don and Nancy Panoz

New Partners


In October 2006, Stevens announced new joint venture partners Don and Nancy Panoz. Don has 20 years experience in developing golf & winery estates, establishing some of the best hotels and spas in the USA and Scotland. Don and Nancy have purchased half the golf course, hotel site and medium density sites at The Vintage to form a joint venture with the Stevens Group.


Don was the originator of the superb Château Élan Hotel in Atlanta, a benchmark within the industry. The spa at Château Élan has twice been rated in the top 10 in the world. Don's other golf course estates include the highly rated Diablo Grande in California and St. Andrews Bay in Scotland.

Don was the founder of Elan Pharmaceuticals, who are renowned for developing absorption drugs such as Nicorette. Don's other interests include Elan Motor Sports who introduced the Le Mans series to the United States. Don's company is one of the largest racing car constructors in the world.