Hunter historic homestead pays tribute to wine industry founders
One of the Hunter’s historic homesteads will be recognised today for its strong tie to the region’s wine industry. Marthaville is the oldest sawn timber home in Cessnock and was awarded the Hunter Valley heritage award in 2014. It was built in 1885 by George Brown, who was one of the first vignerons in the region. A stone cairn will be unveiled on the property this afternoon. Bob Pynsent, Cessnock mayor said it is a significant gesture.