PRIVATE VILLA | Having undergone a multi-million-dollar makeover, this exquisite private home occupies prime real estate along the headland of Port Douglas. Nestled amongst lush tropical greenery and overlooking the sparkling waters of the Coral Sea, this home is a picture-perfect gateway resting directly between the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.
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 over 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, a giant chess set, 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.
The property has just 15 suites offering absolute luxury and inspired design.
All suite types include a wide array of premium features and amenities, including beds with crisp linens, flat screen TVs with DVD players, iPod docking stations, writing desks, complimentary minibar and WiFi, spacious marbled ensuites with walk-in rain showers and spa tubs for two, walk-in robes, and more. Designed with intimacy in mind, each suite in The Louise invites you to indulge.
The Louise’s Stonewell Suites, named after the neighbouring Barossa hamlet, are hidden within their own large private front courtyard. Inside, deluxe linens invite guests into comfortable beds and spacious ensuites built for two, while the private sunset terrace invites you to watch the scenery and soak up the serenity. These suites are generously proportioned and come with a sophisticated style, with high ceilings, French doors, and an open fireplace.
The Stonewell Suites offer a floorplan of 95m2.
The premium Marananga Suites offer a lovely connection to the Barossa region’s Peramangk and Nadjurri people who know the Creekside valley as Marananga. These suites come equipped with a large lounge room with an open fireplace, private terrace with outdoor rain shower, and flexible bedding configurations for a picture-perfect Barossan escape. The private outdoor terrace of the Premium Suites comes with your own private water feature and outdoor relaxing area on a vineyard-facing terrace. Upscale lighting, artworks, fabrics, and furnishings complete your stay.
The Marananga Suites offer a floorplan of 129m2.
Arranged as two bedrooms with flexible bedding configurations, each with its own ensuite bathroom, the Bethany Suite offers a best-in-class experience perfect for two couples exploring the Barossa region, or for guests looking for extra space. Designed to be a generous home-style luxury lodging stay, the Bethany Suite offers contemporary interiors and generous features including a central lounge room with a feature fireplace, private alfresco terrace area overlooking the vines, outdoor private rain shower, work nook and compact kitchen.
The Bethany Suite offers a floorplan of 157m2.
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 17 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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