Luxury Stay in the Barossa (3 days)
A guest submission from Ruby Stobart at The Louise and Appellation.
Your chauffeured car service will meet you at Adelaide airport for an easy one hour transfer to The Louise.
Check in to The Louise, a luxury lodge set atop a gentle hill and your perfect base to explore the Barossa Valley. Relax in spacious comfort and sophisticated contemporary design whilst surrounded by picturesque natural vineyard landscapes. A stay at The Louise seeks to cocoon and pamper with an attention to detail with you in mind. Your suite offers a king bed with deluxe linen, your own private terrace and courtyard, beautiful vineyard views, a spa tub and outdoor private rainshower, and a fireplace for those cosy winter nights.
Wine-paired Chef’s Tasting Menu dinner at Appellation
It’s just a short stroll from your suite to onsite restaurant Appellation, one of Australia’s finest regional dining experiences. With a menu sourcing the very best local produce in peak freshness and using ingredients which tell a story of place, combined with the skill of a kitchen team who have an appreciation and understanding of traditional foodways but who look to evolve classic techniques, Appellation truly showcases the very best in contemporary regional dining.
Breakfast with the kangaroos – a signature South Australian experience
Your local guide arrives at dawn for the 15 minute ride to a nearby conservation park. Walk amongst Australian flowers, birds and wildlife then sit back and enjoy a sunrise picnic breakfast with kangaroos in native bushland. A memorable way to engage with Australia’s most unique living icons!
Let one of the Barossa’s local guides take you out for a day of exploring…
Hentley Farm Experience - set amongst the rolling hills on the banks of Greenock you will begin your experience with a private tasting in the Hentley Farm cellar door, the original 1880's cottage on the property where you can enjoy exclusive barrel samples and premium wines. From here, head to their restored barn for a memorable four course tasting menu with paired wines by chef Lachlan Colwill.
Henschke Cellars Tasting – it's a tiny cellar for an internationally acclaimed winery but in these intimate surrounds, tasting a line-up of beautiful wines, you will feel very connected to the six generations of family who have contributed to the success of Henschke and the beautifully handcrafted wines from the Eden Valley, Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills.
Return to The Louise for an early evening swim in the infinity edge lap pool, a soak in your tub or private outdoor rainshower, relax in-suite and order room service!
Enjoy a beautiful breakfast delivered to you in the comfort of your suite (and bathrobe!) or out on your private terrace overlooking the vineyards.
Two Hands Wines Flagship Experience – your very own vineyard safari! Enjoy a personalised experience of Two Hands Wines acclaimed Single Vineyard wines in the exact vineyards from which they were produced. A luxury Land Rover Defender and personal host will pick you up from The Louise for a unique and memorable journey to demystify and uncomplicate wine. From the hedonistic heights of their Secret Block in the Moppa Hills to the very special Holy Grail vineyard in Seppeltsfield… take it all in before enjoying a long lunch back at their cellar door, where you head back to The Louise and finish your day with an in-suite massage or sundowners at The Louise wine bar and terrace as the sun sets on your ultimate Barossa getaway.
The Louise Guest Services team can help with Best of Barossa packages which includes 3 nights in a Stonewell Suite, breakfasts, dinner for two at Appellation, Breakfast with the Kangaroos*, bar snacks and drinks on sunset terrace, return airport transfers, private chauffeured tour of Barossa wineries, Ultimate Legend of Seppeltsfield Tour, lunch at Fino restaurant, Two Hands Wines Flagship Experience, stocked mini-bar and complimentary pool bar drinks.
*Breakfast with the Kangaroos operates September - May