The Upper House in Hong Kong

A Journey of Upward Discovery at The Upper House in Hong Kong

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A sense of arrival awaits guests at The Upper House, Swire Hotels’ new small intimate hotel in Hong Kong. Rising above Pacific Place in Admiralty, the hotel’s Asian influenced and timeless design reveals an understated calmness throughout the hotel above the bustling city.

Andre Fu of AFSO, hailed by Vogue UK as “Design Wunderkind” and Conde Nast Traveler US as an “Asian Design Sensation,” is behind the design of The Upper House. Andre’s previous notable projects include Piacere Italian Restaurant and Nadaman Japanese Restaurant for Shangri-la Hotel Tokyo, Cassia Chinese Restaurant at Singapore’s Capella Resort, Agnes b. La Loggia Flagship Store in Hong Kong, JIA Shanghai’s eclectic lobby as well as the private residence of international actress Michelle Yeoh.

Natural materials, original sculpture installations and seamlessly proportioned spaces are integrated to create a sophisticated and modern Asian-influenced residence. “With an intention to create a small intimate hotel reminiscent of a private residence, I have purposely conjured a sense of tranquility throughout the design and ambience of the hotel,” says Andre Fu.

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Wallis Estate DIAMOND MOUNTAIN DISTRICT 2006 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

W W W . W A L L I S E S T A T E . C O M

1 ( 8 7 7 ) 4 6 3 – 8 0 0 8
2006 CABERNET SAUVIGNON,

DIAMOND MOUNTAIN DISTRICT
VINEYARD

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Josh Clark

Clark Vineyard Management
The Wallis vineyard is comprised of three main soil types: Aiken Loam, Boomer-Forward-Felta complex and the Forward-Kidd complex. These soils are classic well drained soils which make the vines work hard for moisture and nutrients. This is the typical soils that make Diamond Mountain District a world class growing environment for varietals selected.

A mix of rootstocks and clones were chosen to give the wine great complexity and structure and to express the uniqueness of this site. These soils coupled with an excellent vineyard orientation and design lend themselves to exceptionally long hang time and really leave the wine making team many options during harvest. With very accurate control of irrigation, canopy and crop levels we are able to maximize the potential of this vineyard sight.

In 1997 we planted about 13 acres of vineyards. The vineyard is planted in eight distinct blocks on a spacing of 4 X 7. We are in the heart of The Diamond Mountain District at an elevation 600 to 800 feet.

The varietal selections are Cabernet (five clones), Cab Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. Our plan is to harvest this fruit each year and keep the best for The Wallis Family Estate Cabernet. Each year the percentages will slightly change but it will always be over 75 percent Cabernet.

The vineyard is immaculately farmed, and the fruit quality, and finished wine, is superior because of this attention to detail.
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Just 300 Cases of this Heavenly Cab Were Made

Wine On Line Rating: A Major

The Wallis vineyard is comprised of three
main soil types: Aiken Loam, Boomer-
Forward-Felta complex and the Forward-
Kidd complex. These soils are classic well
drained soils which make the vines work
hard for moisture and nutrients. This is the
typical soils that make Diamond Mountain
District a world class growing environment
for varietals selected.

A mix of rootstocks and clones were
chosen to give the wine great complexity
and structure and to express the
uniqueness of this site. These soils coupled
with an excellent vineyard orientation and
design lend themselves to exceptionally
long hang time and really leave the wine
making team many options during harvest.
With very accurate control of irrigation,
canopy and crop levels we are able to
maximize the potential of this vineyard
sight.

In 1997 they planted about 13 acres of
vineyards. The vineyard is planted in eight
distinct blocks on a spacing of 4 X 7. We
are in the heart of The Diamond Mountain
District at an elevation 600 to 800 feet.
The varietal selections are Cabernet (five
clones), Cab Franc, Merlot, and Petit
Verdot.

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