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 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
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.
When to visit
For food and wine lovers, be sure to enjoy a tasting menu with wine pairings one evening at Appellation, it will not disappoint !
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.