The Louise is a unique gastronomic hotel in the heart of South Australia’s acclaimed Barossa Valley wine region, about an hour’s drive from Adelaide. The designer hotel is surrounded by rolling vineyards and endless picturesque vistas. Viticulture and farm-to-table cuisine are focal points of the region and these indulgences are ever present at The Louise. Guests at The Louise can make appointments for private tastings with winemakers at multiple vineyards, enjoy guided morning walks around a nearby conservation area for a gourmet “Breakfast with the Kangaroos,” and create their own custom blend at the famous Penfolds winery.
The Louise really caters to people who enjoy fine food and wine. Destination restaurant, Appellation, situated on the property, is one of Australia’s finest regional dining venues. Understated, intelligent service in a beautiful, intimate setting complement the seasonal, locally-sourced meals that are sure to be a highlight of your stay, but do be sure to reserve your table in advance. If you’re feeling adventurous and need to work off some of the delicious food you’ve been served, the region is ideal for biking, walking/hiking or perusing the Barossa Valley Farmers’ Market. It’s also the perfect backdrop for a scenic hot air balloon ride or helicopter flight.
Accommodation consists of 15 luxury suites that are strategically located so that private terraces remain private and views are uninterrupted. Suites each have large bathrooms with spa tubs, rain showers for two, plush king beds, and a comfortable lounge. The welcome bottle of port is a lovely touch! The Vineyard Suite is the entry level option, while the Stonewall Suite is a slight upgrade with a fireplace, outdoor shower, and an additional TV in the bedroom. The Seppeltsfield Suite is the premier option and has everything that the Stonewall Suite has plus more outdoor lounging areas, upgraded appointments, and more space overall.
For a total food and wine indulgence, we recommend combining Southern Ocean Lodge and The Louise with a chartered helicopter transfer.