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The Louise

The Louise is an idyllic and award-winning vineyard retreat. Set atop a gentle hill with breathtaking, sun-dappled views across South Australia’s world-renowned Barossa wine region, this luxury lodge offers refreshing and contemporary ambience while celebrating the natural bounty of the region. Guests of The Louise will enjoy world-class food, wine and luxury combined in an intimate, understated, and informed blend.

Fifteen suites providing guest privacy and stunning vistas over the surrounding vineyards are on offer, each coming with a spacious gated courtyard and secluded rear terrace with lounging and sunning spaces. Contemporary and elegant interiors include generous ensuite bathrooms with spa baths, crisp linens, tasteful furnishings, and other premium amenities.

The Louise was founded on an ethos of five-star hospitality, and showcases a commitment to offer genuine wine-paired dining experiences which celebrate the region’s long-standing growers and producers. The centrepiece of the property is acclaimed on-site restaurant Appellation, widely regarded as one of Australia’s best regional fine dining destinations. The intimate, candle-lit evening restaurant offers a set seasonal selections menu, combining fresh seasonal cuisine with a world-class wine list. Produce is sourced from the on-site kitchen gardens and neighbouring producers of artisanal goods, while exceptional complementary wines range from world-renowned Barossan wine houses to more intimate cellar door producers.

The Louise’s team is dedicated to providing a relaxing, memorable five-star stay in the world-renowned Barossa.


The Barossa is the undisputed wine capital of Australia, recognised as an internationally-acclaimed haven of viticultural innovation and production since the early 20th Century. It has the longest unbroken lineage of winemaking and grape-growing families in the country, with some entering their seventh generation of production.

While boasting a speciality in their hero varieties of Barossan Shiraz and Eden Valley Riesling, the region is home to more than 40 different wine grape varieties, each showcasing its own character and reflecting the hand of its grower and producer.

The region is also rich with artisan food production, making the Barossa an unsurpassed location offering a depth of culinary and viticultural experiences. The rich flavours of seasonal produce alongside traditional meats and breads can be found throughout the region, whether found at the local Farmer’s Market, specialist providores, or on the many different dining tables of the Barossa.

The region comes with a rich German history dating back to the early 1800s, leaving the region’s picturesque towns and villages with distinct stories and histories. Visitors from far and wide can discover these intimate, welcoming and rewarding stories with personalised touring options.

The Louise is located within South Australia’s Barossa wine region, an approximately 75-minute drive north-east from Adelaide. A helicopter pad is located on the property for charter flights.

Guests of The Louise enjoy access to a range of on-site amenities and services, including an outdoor infinity edge pool overlooking the vines, a fitness centre with sauna, in-suite massages, and more.

With wining and dining as its centrepiece, The Louise is centrally located within close proximity to a range of exceptional cellar doors to explore. The Barossa is best discovered with a private guide to uncover exclusive access. Alongside personalised wine touring throughout the region, guests may upgrade their experience with private visits to boutique wineries to meet the winemaker, blending and labelling your own personalised wine varieties, observing the méthode traditionnelle disgorgement of sparkling wine, and more.

The region’s perfect grape-growing weather also loans itself to perfect weather for outdoor activities. Other activities available in the region at extra cost include hot air ballooning, golf, cycling, hiking, and more.

Named for the hamlets on either side of The Louise, the Stonewell, Marananga and Bethany suites are tucked among private olive tree-shaded courtyards. Fifteen private villa-style suites boast high-ceilinged lounging spaces, luxuriously appointed Baillie Beds, ensuite bathrooms complete with deep bath tubs and outdoor showers and French doors opening onto vineyards and the waiting Barossa Valley.

Other features include climate control, complimentary in-suite bar, wireless internet, music system, premium amenities, safe and telephone. Bathrobes, slippers, hair dryers and backpacks are provided along with daily housekeeping and signature evening turndown service.

Stonewell Suite

Generously spacious and offering views over the neighbouring vineyards, the Stonewell Suite is warmed by an open fire and features contemporary local artworks and furnishings. A kingsized Baillie Bed takes centre stage in the sleeping area, framed by a plush upholstered bedhead and dressed in luxurious linens customary to a Baillie Lodges stay. A marble-walled ensuite bathroom offers a deep spa bath and walk-in shower. Step outside to bathe beneath the Barossa skies with a private rain shower.

Marananga Suite

Warmed by an open fireplace, the Marananga Suite features a generous lounge complete with in-suite bar perfect for reading and enjoying a glass of local wine, leading to a working nook and the bedroom. Outside, the private terrace offers the perfect vantage point for drinking in the view. The king-sized Baillie Bed is dressed in premium linens and is anchored by a plush bedhead. The ensuite bathroom features a walk-in shower, spa bath and a luxurious outdoor rain shower.

Bethany Suite

Designed to offer a generous home-style, the Bethany Suite is ideal for families and friends travelling together. Dual courtyards and a shared central lounge with gourmet-stocked bar and open fireplace offer spaces to relax whatever the season. Both bedrooms feature king Baillie Beds (one configurable as twin king singles) dressed in premium linens. Ensuite bathrooms feature a walk-in rain shower and private outdoor shower open to the Barossa sky – the master also offers a spa bath for soaking. Outdoors, a private terrace overlooking the vines is the ideal spot for a lazy sundowner.

Celebrating the world-renowned wines and produce of the Barossa it is found within, The Louise offers memorable dining showcasing international and Australian palates made with local, seasonal ingredients to deliver a gourmet experience. The Louise uses fresh produce grown in the kitchen garden and from nearby Barossan growers and famers. The embracing of permaculture ethos also ensures minimal waste, as by-products of your meal are integrated back into dishes via butcher meats, smallgoods, stocks, sauces, and more. Charming touches of freshly baked bread and rainwater carbonated on-site rounds off the exquisite, near carbon-neutral dining experience The Louise has to offer.

A highlight of this esteemed dining destination is the walk-in wine cellar, showcasing a carefully developed collection of wines including local Barossan favourites and premium boutique Australian wines from across the country. A select cellarmasters list includes French Champagne and exclusively Barossa vintages including Grange and Hill of Grace.


Renowned, multi-award-winning restaurant Appellation offers hilltop vineyard views and a spacious, relaxing and memorable fine dining experience. Celebrating the bounty of the Barossa, Appellation serves an exquisite culinary experience with a seasonally-influenced set tasting menu, world-class wines, carefully-selected crockery and glassware, and sensitive attention to detail allowing the food to shine.

Within Appellation there is an intimate Private Dining Room available for up to 12 guests, perfect for intimate group settings, special occasions, or just those wanting extra privacy.

Contour Bar and Kitchen

Contour bar and kitchen is open to both visitors and The Louise guests from Friday through to Sunday evenings. The menu of this popular diner-style venue offers bar classics with a sophisticated, premium quality spin. Expect easy, comfort food like steaks, salads, burgers and fries, perfectly accompanied by wines by the glass, local beers and ciders and classic cocktails.

The Louise operates from the end of July to June each year, with annual closures each July to update and refresh the property. Seasonal considerations are reflected in their rates, with peak season rates applicable over events such as Christmas and New Year. Please contact us for further details or to make an enquiry.

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