Crown Wine Cellars

2580 6287 18 Deep Water Bay Drive
Shouson Hill,
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The Crown Wine Cellars vision was initiated in 2001, when Jim Thompson, Chairman of the Crown Worldwide Group and Gregory De'eb, a former career diplomat, decided to create the first professional wine cellar facility and private clubhouse in Asia. The union of these two wine lovers and their respective ideas can be directly credited to the guiding hand of Sally, Jim's wife. The goals were clear: Jim and Greg wanted to establish a wine cellar facility on par with the best available anywhere else worldwide. The setting should embody all the core values of wine, including tradition, history, romanticism and beauty while offering unparalleled levels of access and service. The piece de resistance would be the inclusion of an exclusive member's clubhouse and park-like surroundings. While searching for the ideal location, Jim and Greg came across what has become known as the Deep Water Bay Drive Bunkers. This unused but historically significant military site offers the perfect setting for CWC owing to its pre Read more »

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