The Louise Barossa Valley
Barossa Valley, Australia
At a Glance
The Louise is heaven for those with a passion for gourmet food and fine wine, it has it all in abundance
The Louise’s restaurant - Appellation offers a causal fine dining experience in elegant surroundings
With more than 100 wineries, the Barossa Valley is truly one of the world's great wine producing regions
During the warmer months, peruse the evening's menu on the restaurant's terrace overlooking the Barossa Valley vineyards
Each of the suite types provides ample private space for the perfect romantic hideaway retreat
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At the height of summer (December to February), temperatures in the Barossa can easily hit 40C. Spring, when temperatures are a little cooler, the vineyards are cloaked in bright green leaves, and wildflowers cover the hills, is a great time to visit Barossa. Autumn is also great - the vineyards provide a riot of coloured foliage and the temperatures have started to dip. While it might rain in winter, it rarely does so for long, and the cooler nights are perfect for long, indulgent meals and fireside chats. Weekdays tend to be cheaper than weekends.
To start planning your holiday to The Louise
A stunning luxury vineyard retreat, The Louise has fifteen luxurious suites attached to a world class restaurant in the heart of the Barossa Valley, Australia's wine capital, just a short scenic drive from Adelaide.
The Barossa Valley is indisputably one of the best wine regions to visit in Australia with over 600 grape growers and over 100 wineries. Like the other great wine regions of the world, the food and wine experience is undoubtedly the greatest draw card to this magnificent region.
The Louise is a gourmet’s delight. Just an hour’s drive north of Adelaide, this sophisticated boutique hideaway offers the ultimate in relaxation as well as an amazing culinary experience. The Louise's 15 guest suites all have extensive private space with king size beds and lounge areas, spacious gated courtyards and secluded rear terraces overlooking the adjacent vineyards.
It is inevitable that with a passion for fine wines comes an appreciation for fine food and The Louise's acclaimed Appellation Restaurant is renowned for its fresh, seasonal, regional cuisine. Gourmet breakfasts are served in the comfort of your own suite and lunches, if not being enjoyed at one of the region's fabulous cafes, pubs or wineries, can be taken in your suite or on the hotel's poolside terrace.
The wine making experience can be shared up close and personal with five dozen cellar doors within a few minutes walk, bike ride or drive from The Louise. Other wine related activities include wine blending, wine and cheese matching and sommelier tours. Other local attractions include farmer's markets, enjoying a picnic breakfast with the kangaroos in the nearby national park and simply relaxing by the pool with a good book or a board game (and perhaps a nice chilled glass of wine).
Fresh local ingredients and a superb wine list at Appellation combine with the attention to detail and luxury of the accommodation to make The Louise the perfect destination for the discerning traveller.
The Louise has 15 luxurious suites adorned with artwork, the latest technology and luxury touches. The Vineyard Suites have private gated courtyards at the front, private terraces with vineyard views at the rear. Marananaga Suites have a separate lounge with sofa and dining area and sunset views from the terrace. Stonewell Suites have a fireplace and a larger terrace with loungers overlooking the vines. Greenock Suites are larger still and the two-bed Seppeltsfield Suites are ideal for groups.
Deluxe linens and amenities as well as king bed, your own private sunset terrace, gated courtyard, large spa tub, iPod docking station, and free Wi-Fi access make this suite a great starting point to your Barossa stay.
An indulgent spa suite Soft contemporary furnishings, private courtyard and terrace, king bed, deluxe linens, gas-log fireplace, large ensuite with spa tub, walk-in shower for two as well as your own private outdoor rain shower make this suite the ideal place for you to indulge your senses.
The top range of suites, the Seppeltsfield Suites include all of the amenities and features of both the Vineyard and Stonewell Suites in an even more spacious configuration plus a private water feature, sunning lounges on the vineyard facing terrace, a choice of king or twin single bedding, and further upscale lighting, artworks, fabrics and furnishings.The two-bedroom version of the Seppeltsfield Suite offers two luxurious bedrooms, each with a private ensuite, and a shared lounge room, perfect for families, two couples travelling together or a group of up to four close friends exploring the Barossa wine country.
Children under the age of 16 years are not accepted at The Louise where the emphasis is very much on fine wines and fine dining.
The Louise's elegant Appellation Restaurant serves a nightly Wine Flight Tasting Menu as well as fresh, seasonal a la carte menus all designed to compliment the region's wines perfectly. Light dinners and drinks can be enjoyed at the Wine Bar & Terrace and breakfasts and lunches can be enjoyed in your suite. There is an outdoor swimming pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, sauna, fitness centre, self-service laundry, and massage can be arranged in your suite or private courtyard.
The local wine towns are home to wonderful restaurants, pubs and cafes. Bicycles are available for all guests at The Louise so they can explore independently. There are also wine & cheese tastings, wine blending, gourmet food tours, hot air ballooning, breakfast with the kangaroos and visits to the Saturday farmer's market.
Charlotte Winter (Staff)
Katie Kennard (Staff)
The Barossa Wine region is incredible peaceful and the Louise takes this to the extremes. With very few houses in sight and rows upon rows of vines, it's an incredibly tranquil place to read your book, walk or relax by the pool in the sun. Accommodation is very comfortable and the cuisine is exceptional, undoubtedly one of the most delicious meals I had in New Zealand. All five courses are paired with local wines.
Amy Welfare (Staff)
Just an hour north of Adelaide and you are in the heart of South Australia’s wine producing area - The Barossa. This unspoilt area is the perfect 2 day visit from Adelaide or maybe just an overnight stop if you are driving up to Arkaba or elsewhere in South Australia. Not only for wine lovers, it is the foodie’s delight, with plenty of great restaurants, cafes and delis to sample the fresh local produce. The Louise is the hidden gem in which to stay whilst exploring the area or passing through. Sleek, discreet and the perfect retreat after a hard day’s wine tasting. For couples only, or children over 16, it has a hushed atmosphere which might not suit everyone, but is perfect for those wanting to get away from it all. Views of the rolling hills give a sense of seclusion, although it is really quite easy to access. The décor is quite neutral, but chic, and the restaurant is often booked out with non residents also coming to sample its excellent cuisine.
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Location & directions
Barossa Valley, Australia
The Louise is located in Marananga, which lies in the northwest corner of the Barossa Valley,an hour’s drive north of Adelaide. The sometimes hilly countryside is dotted with wineries, many of which are among the oldest and best-known in Australia. Tanunda or Nuriootpa are the nearest towns, about 8 minutes away by car.
How to get there
The Louise is a 75-minute drive from Adelaide Airport.
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