An idyllic luxury vineyard retreat...
The Louise is situated on a gentle hill surrounded by hundreds of acres of vines, with breathtaking vistas across the world-renowned Barossa Valley. Just fifteen luxuriously appointed suites, each with its own terrace, are sited to provide guests with complete privacy. The look is soft contemporary, with inspired design and artworks a focus in every suite.
Casual and elegant are the hallmarks of destination restaurant Appellation, co-located with The Louise, where an inspired culinary team guides one of Australia’s finest regional dining venues. Understated, informed service and intimate ambiance complement a Seasonal Selections menu focused on locally sourced produce. The daily changing Chef’s Tasting Menu has garnered regional, state and national awards and recognition. Appellation’s extensive wine list presents the best of the Barossa, Australia and major wine regions of the world.
Home to more than one hundred wineries and over seventy premium and boutique cellar doors, the Barossa region showcases world-class wine tasting and memorable food and wine experiences. Numerous private tastings and winemaker introductions may be arranged for guests of The Louise. Enjoyable diversions include hot air ballooning, scenic helicopter rides, cycling, hiking, a relaxing massage, the acclaimed Barossa Farmers’ Market, Breakfast with the Kangaroos, and much more!
The Barossa Valley is renowned as one of the world’s finest wine producing regions with a rich culinary heritage spanning seven generations. Home to more than 100 wineries (over 70 with cellar doors open to the public), the Barossa is a vibrant community with a rich 150-year old cultural and architectural heritage and the oldest continuous food culture in Australia.
The primary reason to make the Barossa a “must see” destination is the unsurpassed breadth and depth of its culinary and viticulture experience.
Some recommended regional experiences include:
– Make your own blend at iconic Penfolds winery, an outstanding hands-on wine experience.
– Barossa Farmer’s Market – an entrée to the Barossa food community. Saturday mornings from 7:00-11:00am. Guests staying overnight on Friday nights may, by prior arrangement, meet Appellation’s chefs at the market and accompany them on their weekly rounds meeting and securing the freshest regional produce from local producers.
– The Barossa Wine Experience – half or full day guided tours, private tastings with artisan, boutique and premium winemakers available by appointment only.
The Barossa is the undisputed wine capital of Australia, home to more than 600 grape growers and 100 or more wineries. Barossa Shiraz red wines and nearby Eden Valley crisp white rieslings are perennial international world gold medal winners. The wine making experience may be shared up close and personal at more than five dozen cellar doors within a few minutes walk, bike ride or drive from The Louise.
Appellation at The Louise is widely regarded as one of Australia’s finest regional dining destinations showcasing the finest produce and food culture of the Barossa. With co-located luxury vineyard accommodation at The Louise, this is a compelling reason to visit Australia’s most famous wine region.
Appellation continues to be ranked in the nation’s top 50 restaurants as listed in the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide since 2007 (currently with two stars and three goblets), and has received multiple awards in recent years. Appellation is a compelling reason to visit the Barossa.
The Louise and Appellation are conveniently located in the Barossa Valley wine region 75 minutes northeast of the city of Adelaide and the Adelaide airport in South Australia. Most visitors travel to the Barossa from the city and airport by rental car, although car transfer services are readily available in addition to helicopter transfers.
Speak to our team:
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am – 4:30pm
1 Market Place Mews,
Henley-on-Thames, OXON RG9 2AH