Indulge in a slower pace at The Louise, a luxury property in the middle of the Barossa Valley with vineyards as far as the eye can see. There are plenty of opportunities to immerse oneself in the rich history of the Barossa, whether by blending your own wine or touring the century-old Seppeltsfield Estate. Considered a culinary destination, The Louise is home to the award-winning restaurant Appellation, where guests can enjoy a world-class dining experience under the direction of Chef Ryan Edwards and his team. For a more hands-on experience, guests may try a cooking class, complete with a trip to Barossa’s farmers market. After a rich day in wine country, retire to an elegant guest suite replete with premium comforts to help you unwind.
Understated elegance is key at The Louise, with several contemporary suites to accommodate every guest’s needs. Rooms feature original artwork and décor, as well as private terraces and luxurious bathrooms. Premium amenities come with all rooms, including quality linens, flat-screen TVs and Bose sound systems, complimentary WiFi, a fully-stocked mini bar and mini fridge, walk-in closets, and luggage storage areas. Additionally, each room features a coffee, tea, and Nespresso maker, as well as complimentary cookies, fresh fruit, and port. Continental breakfast is included in all room rates.
The comfortable Vineyard Suites (1000ft2) are ideal for two guests, with a king bed and lounge area in the main room. There are breakfast tables inside and outside on the private terrace, allowing for stunning sunset views. The ensuite tiled bathroom features a spa tub for two, a large rain shower, separate toilet area, dual sinks, and a heated towel rack. All premium amenities included. Sleeps 2 guests with 1 King. Connecting and handicap accessible rooms available.
The spacious, elegant Seppeltsfield Suites (1300 ft2) are the finest of the suites available. A large lounge with gas fireplace, a separate dining table area, and writing desk opens onto a sunny private terrace with lounge chairs and vineyard views. Choose from either a king bed or 2 king singles in the separate bedroom, and enjoy the luxury marble ensuite bathroom with large spa tub, rain shower, flat-screen TV, double sinks, and separate toilet. All premium amenities included. Sleeps 2 guests with 1 King or 2 Singles.
The slightly more luxurious Stonewall Suites (1000 ft2) feature decadent details, such as private outdoor rain showers, original artworks, and gas fireplaces. In addition to a private sunset terrace, there is a gated courtyard. The ensuite tiled bathroom includes a large spa bathtub, a walk-in rain shower for two, a flat-screen TV, separate toilet area, dual sinks, and a heated towel rack. All premium amenities included. Sleeps 2 guests with 1 King.
The largest of the suites available, the one-of-a-kind Estate Suite (2,000 ft2) is ideal for a group of friends or two couples traveling together. The two luxurious bedrooms each contain either a king beds or two king singles with their own flat-screen tvs and ensuite bathrooms, each with double spa, giant rain shower, separate basins and toilet, and heated towel racks. A central lounge features a flat-screen TV, gas fireplace, writing table, and separate dining table area. Lounge on the terrace and enjoy a private rain shower set among the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. All premium amenities included. Sleeps 2 guests with 1 King or 2 Singles.
When it comes to meal time, guests of The Louise are in for a world-class dining experience. Recognize as one of the finest restaurants in Southern Australia, Appellation reflects the region’s flavors and freshest ingredients. Executive Chef Ryan brings passion and ingenuity to every dish, creating daily tasting menus with 85% of ingredients from South Australia and the Barossa Valley. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and guests are welcome to enjoy continental breakfast in-suite. For the perfect wine pairing, look no further than one of Appellations award-winning wine lists. The onsite Sommelier can point you in the right direction.
Chef Ryan and his team ensure that every meal at Appellation is an unforgettable one. Fresh produce and herbs come straight from the restaurant’s garden. Bread is baked from scratch each day, and sausages and charcuterie are butchered and cured onsite. In essence, each meal is based on seasonal availability, local artisans and farmers, combined with the creativity of the chef team, to bring guests the ultimate culinary delight. A four-course menu might include queen scallop or kangaroo tartare for the first course; pan fried snapper and Portobello pâté for the second; a third course of wild caught venison or filet of Coorong Angus beef; and a dessert of vanilla buttermilk panna cotta and South Australian cheeses.
What better place to enjoy a glass of wine than Australia’s wine country? The award-winning wine list at Appellation is sure to delight, with over 500 selections to choose from. Wine experiences extend beyond the dining room, with onsite tastings and tours of local wineries in Barossa Valley. You can even take part in the wine production process. All beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, are included in your room rate at The Louise.
Celebrate a special evening with a private dinner in the Six Seasons dining room, adjacent to the main restaurant. Private dining is available for both lunch and dinner, with accommodations for up to 16 guests. For your dinner, the Appellation team will design a special chef’s menu. Should you require arrangement for a larger gathering, the entire Appellation restaurant can be closed to host your dinner of up to 46 guests.
Endless rows of vineyards are your playground at The Louise, with plenty of opportunities to explore the wine culture and natural beauty of the property. Take an excursion to a nearby conservation park and have breakfast with the kangaroos, or visit local farmer’s markets and artisans such as Barossa Valley Cheeses. Wine and cooking classes are available onsite, or head off-site to visit the legendary Seppeltsfield Winery dating back to the 1800s. After a day of exploring, enjoy a soothing massage in the comfort of your suite, or relax by the pool.
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