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Appellation once again top-rated South Australian Restaurant

28 August 2013

Three major awards received in the past three weeks

Appellation restaurant, based at The Louise luxury vineyard retreat, has been honoured with top marks in the recently released 2014 Australian Restaurant Guide by Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine.  Published for more than a decade, the Guide is Australia’s most authoritative and well-respected source for information about restaurants across the nation.

For 2014, Appellation is rated two-stars and three goblets and achieved the numerically highest position of any South Australia restaurant out of their ranking of the top 100 restaurants in Australia.  There were only nine restaurants in the country earning higher marks (three-stars) and Appellation was the only SA restaurant earning the two-star award, which the Guide declares:  “Two-stars make an establishment a superior dining experience in all respects, worthy of a detour.”

This is the seventh year that Appellation has rated among the top 50 restaurants in Australia and makes Appellation the most consistently awarded restaurant in South Australia.  “We are naturally pleased to achieve this recognition,” notes Ryan Edwards, executive chef of Appellation since taking over from Mark McNamara just over a year ago.  “The kitchen team here is incredibly focused on fresh locally-sourced supplies and implementing innovations that are showing through to guests.”

Earlier this month, Appellation was named for the sixth year in a row as the restaurant with the Best Wine List in South Australia at the Wine List of the Year Awards sponsored by Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine and Fine Wine Partners.  Appellation was one of only a handful of ‘three goblet’ top tier winners from over 300 restaurants across Australia in this year’s awards,

Additionally, Wine Spectator magazine, published in the USA, has just announced the 2013 issue of The World’s Best Wine Lists.  For the third time, Appellation’s wine list was accorded a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in this prestigious selection and is the only South Australia restaurant to achieve this recognition.

Appellation is open nightly for dinner from 7pm.  Many guests elect to book not only a table in Appellation but a guest suite in the co-located The Louise accommodation.  For dine and stay package bookings, contact (08) 8562 2722 or visit

Media Contact:  Ruby Stobart, Director of Sales and Marketing

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