The Louise | Marananga | Barossa Valley | South Australia
The Louise, an idyllic luxury vineyard retreat, encompassing acclaimed restaurant Appellation, 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 ambience 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 Louise features 15 luxuriously appointed guest suites, each ideally sited to provide guests with complete privacy and stunning views over the surrounding vineyards.
A highlight of each suite is the private exterior guest space provided by a spacious gated courtyard and a secluded rear terrace with lounging and sunning spaces and uninterrupted vistas across the adjacent vineyards.
Each of the suite types provides ample private space for the perfect romantic hideaway retreat.
The Vineyard Suites are attractive contemporary spa suites with luxurious amenities and glorious sunset views over the vineyards.
The Stonewell Suites are premium suites with additional features including fireplaces, private outdoor showers, custom glass artwork and a second LCD TV in the ensuite.
The Seppeltsfield Suites are the property’s premium suites with over 100 square metres of private interior-exterior guest space. Each suite features it’s own marble ensuite bathroom, a large common area, private entry garden courtyard with water feature, large private ourdoor shower, fireplace, and a glorious sunset-facing limestone walled rear terrace with lounges. One of these suites is available with a second bedroom and ensuite bathroom. This spacious suite is ideal for two couples travelling together or for guests requiring additional facilities and space.
All suites feature large ensuite bathrooms with spa tubs, rain showers for two, heated towel rails, dual vanity basins and a separate toilet area. The sleeping area includes a king bed fitted with luxury linens and precise lighting control. Lounge areas include comfortable seating and widescreens for digital TV and DVD movies while enjoying refreshments from the fully-stocked mini-bar. A writing desk is supplied with high speed wired and wireless Internet connections. In-room amenities include soft robes and slippers, a safe, separate luggage area, irons and ironing boards, mending kit, individual espresso coffee makers and full coffee and tea making facilities. A welcome gift of tawny port, house-made cookies and fresh fruit awaits on arrival.
FOOD & WINE
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.
Over the past several years, the emergence of restaurant Appellation at The Louise has heralded a new destination for culinary tourism and genuine hospitality within this leading wine region of the Southern Hemisphere. Aspiring to achieve a memorable dining experience on par with the very best country luxury lodges of America, Europe, New Zealand and South Africa, Appellation celebrates the world-renowned wines of its local region along with exemplary wines from around the world, paired with local, seasonal, fresh ingredients to deliver an inspired match of food and wine in a casually elegant setting.
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.
This experience encompasses the flavours of the seasonal produce and traditional meats and breads that abound at the local Farmer’s Market, the specialist providores and on the tables of the Barossa. It is epitomised by the round-the-clock activities of harvest and vintage in the autumn months, and the seductive bouquet of wine aging gracefully in barrel as you enter the many wineries and cellar doors of the region.
The authenticity of the experience is secured by the many great characters that define the Barossa and its passion for quality food, wine and lifestyle. The Barossa is the undisputed wine capital of Australia, home to more than 600 grapegrowers and 100 or more wineries. Barossa shiraz red wines and nearby Eden Valley crisp white rieslings are perennial international world gold medal winners. The winemaking experience may be shared up close and personal at more than five dozen cellar doors within a few minute’s walk, bike ride, or drive from The Louise.
This compact valley is easily explored, with nearly every turn and vista yielding unspoiled beauty and a sense of “place”. The Barossa is filled with pastoral roads winding through a region referred to by our owners as “having the charm and ease of accessibility of Napa Valley thirty years ago.” Wine is undoubtedly one of the main attractions to the Barossa which is home to some of the best known Australian wines in the world including Charles Melton, Jacobs Creek, Greenock Creek, Henschke, Penfolds, Peter Lehmann, Rockford, Seppelts, Two Hands, Torbreck, Turkey Flat, Wolf Blass and Yalumba, and as well as a host of emerging boutique and artisan winemakers producing the next generation of iconic wines. Professional, attentive staff at The Louise have excellent local knowledge and are able to offer guidance about local wineries, specialist private tastings and touring options such as hot air ballooning, private guides and heritage sites. Take a look at the current range of bespoke, private winemaker introductions and wine experiences offered exclusively to guests at The Louise.
Some recommended regional experiences include:
– 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.
– Visit Hutton Vale Farm – the home of premium produce, has been part of the Angas family’s farming enterprise since the European settlement of South Australia. Their primary produce; estate wines, handmade chutneys, lamb at the farmer’s market and restaurants (including Appellation) and select seasonal vegetables from the garden are exceptional examples of ‘paddock to plate’.
– Seppeltsfield Road Distillers – providing the opportunity to encounter gin and the art of distilling first hand, the team offers experiences of quality and provenance whilst celebrating the natural environment using blends of beautiful, sensory-selected botanicals.
– Allow The Louise, Seppeltsfield and St Hugo to take you on a 3 night, all-inclusive exploration of wine history and innovation in the Barossa Valley. You’ll sip, smell and taste your way through this world-renowned region and unearth the rarest and distinguished experiences to be found.
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.
The property is sited at a gentle hilltop in the village of Marananga in the northwestern quadrant of the Barossa Valley, central to the wineries, vineyards and touring activities of this internationally renowned wine region. The site address is The Louise, corner Seppeltsfield and Stonewell Roads, Marananga, Barossa Valley, South Australia.
Self drive is generally accomplished by picking up a rental car at the Adelaide airport and driving into the city centre (about 10 minutes) and then via a direct route out Main North Road and the A20 highway for approximately an hour to the Barossa. Alternate scenic driving routings include touring the vineyards and small towns of the Adelaide Hills before continuing onward to the Barossa.
The Louise will arrange for a car service (including tour guide with foreign language skills if requested) to meet arriving guests at the domestic or international arrivals hall at the airport, at the general aviation terminal for private flights, at the Keswick train terminal for the Ghan, Indian Pacific or Overlander interstate train services, or at any of the Adelaide city hotels. This service may be booked one-way or return. For guests planning to arrive or depart by helicopter, The Louise has a daylight helipad on property.
Transit times from or to Adelaide airport range from 30-60 minutes depending on the amount of scenic touring preferred. Helicopter transfers from or to Southern Ocean Lodge are available as well. Please note that baggage size and weight restrictions generally apply for most helicopter carriers.
- Free parking
- Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
- Infinity pool
- Free breakfast
- Bicycle rental
- Walking tours
- Conference facilities
- Electric vehicle charging station
- Pool / beach towels
- Pool with view
- Outdoor pool
- Bar / lounge
- Outdoor dining area
- Special diet menus
- Wine / champagne
- Poolside bar
- Meeting rooms
- Couples massage
- Baggage storage
- Gift shop
- Non-smoking hotel
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun loungers / beach chairs
- Sun terrace
- Clothes dryer
- Dry cleaning
- Laundry service
- Self-serve laundry
- Washing machine
- Ironing service
- Air conditioning
- Dining area
- Coffee / tea maker
- Flatscreen TV
- Walk-in shower
- Room service
- Seating area
- Wardrobe / wardrobe
- Private bathrooms
- Tile / marble floor
- Wake-up service / alarm clock
- Electric kettle
- iPod docking station
- Whirlpool bathtub
- Complimentary toiletries
- Hair dryer
Please contact us for availability and pricing details
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