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Barossa at The Louise

Fresh from a multi million-dollar glamover the new-look Louise heralds a budding era of luxury in the heart of South Australia’s world-renowned wine country, famous also for its premium local produce and rich art scene. Nestled among gently rolling hills, The Louise offers guests a stylish escape complete with private villa-style suites, world-class dining at Appellation and access to a backstage pass to the best of the Barossa. The Louise is the newest member of Baillie Lodges' growing portfolio of luxury lodges.

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Ask the Expert

The Louise’s own Experiences Manager Nathan Gudsell features in this month’s Air New Zealand Kia Ora in-flight magazine. Aside from having stayed in some of the world’s swankiest hotels, Nathan says the hotel he’d like to stay in is The Louise's SA sister, Southern Ocean Lodge.

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Good Vibrations

Australian Traveller editor Imogen Eveson travelled to The Louise for a fleeting stay that was nonetheless a welcome escape from the busyness of airports to a charming, wine-and-food-fuelled discovery of the Barossa.

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Southern Welcome Package

The generously inclusive package includes a two-night stay at the newly reopened Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island plus the option of two nights at sister property The Louise in the Barossa Valley, complete with complimentary airport transfers.

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Ben Kelly Joins Luxury Wine Weekend

Ben Kelly from SA Life magazine joined all the food and wine fun on The Louise’s Yalumba Wine Weekend – one of a series of new, dedicated weekends partnering with the Barossa’s wineries – from the established grand houses to the small-scale innovators. Read more here:

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Barossa Bounty

Writer Sue Wallace took a ‘backstage pass to the Barossa’ on a recent stay at The Louise and enjoyed a bounty of good food, long lunches and degustation dinners, fine wines and even took part in a pasta making class at Maggie Beer’s The Eatery cooking school led by Tim Bourke. Read all about it in the latest Audi magazine online here.

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Chef's Mushroom Pelmini

Perfect for a wintry night in: The Louise Executive Chef Joel Grudnoff’s mushroom and ricotta pelmeni with celeriac sauce. Try making it yourself at home or better still, enjoy Joel’s specially created dish featuring local Barossa mushrooms delivered fresh from The Dairy Man.

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Top 10 Emerging Stays in Australia

Australian Traveller lists its top ten emerging destinations for 2023 and includes The Louise and her ‘backstage pass to the Barossa’ and Southern Ocean Lodge whose rebuild is now well underway on Kangaroo Island ahead of its reopening on December 6 this year. Read the whole list here:

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Amid the Vines

“Having been the go-to for luxury accommodation in the region for more than 18 years, the team has an extensive little black book of Valley connections", writes Natasha Dragun for Signature Luxury Travel & Style following her recent visit to The Louise. Keep reading to hear more about her experience.

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Turning it Up a Notch

Writer Dilvin Yasa travelled to The Louise in the Barossa Valley to discover the ultimate personal concierge service offered by the team. “Request a unicorn ride to a vineyard picnic and within seconds, guest experience coordinator Nathan Gudsell would be making calls to riding schools and researching equine-safe glitter paints,” she writes in this fun review.

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Farmers and Fine Diners

South Australia’s food writer Alexis-Buxton Collins was quick to test The Louise’s new-look eateries Appellation and Contour: “Fine-diner Appellation is one of the swankiest spots in the region and the elevated comfort food at Contour, its more casual sibling, gets the same level of care,” Alexis writes in the February 2023 issue of Qantas magazine.

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Decanter's Dream Destination

Wine lovers’ Decanter magazine features writer Carolyne Jasinski’s account of her recent visit to The Louise, plus some of the Barossa Valley’s best wine experiences including Tscharke’s otherworldly subterranean bar and the St Hugo Reidel Masterclass. Read Carolyne’s story here:

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The Suite Life

Join Krysia Bonkowski as she takes a deep-dive inside The Louise as she uncovers first impressions, the new 'vine and dine' approach to cuisine and even secret local showcases. "To say more is to reveal too much, just ask The Louise when you visit.". Continue reading here.

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Explore the Barossa

"The Barossa is overflowing with history, food, art and, of course, wine. But beyond the bold and rich Shiraz that put the region on the map, it’s a place where community is life and a stay at The Louise puts you at the epicentre", writes Aleesha Callahan for Luxury Travel Magazine from her recent deep dive into the best the iconic region has to offer.

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From Bankstown to the Barossa

Visitors to the Barossa Valley and keen cooks all over will recognise this name: Maggie Beer AO. Warm, genuine and always enthusiastic, Maggie is like everyone’s mum, cooking up a delicious feast ready for sharing with family and friends. Here, Maggie joins ABC Conversations Richard Fidler for a fascinating account of her life – from a school girl til the present – and what it means to call the Barossa and its special community home.

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Green and Gold

The Australian’s Susan Kurosawa has witnessed first-hand the rolling green and gold hills that surround Baillie Lodges’ new-look The Louise. Join her here as she explores the lavender-lined property, test runs the new suites and tastes the fine local produce on offer at fine diner Appellation.

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Bike to the Barossa

After eight months of construction, the Stuart O’Grady bike path is officially complete. The 40km stretch winds from the Barossa Valley, through the towns of Nurioopta, Tanunda and Lyndoch before arriving in the state capital. Read more here.

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Best Ever!

‘Thought long and hard before saying this... This is the best hotel experience I've ever had', writes recent guest Adam in his TripAdvisor review. Read why Adam and many others have given The Louise five stars following their stay in the Barossa.


Winery Hotel Greatness

‘The Louise is a shining example of hotel greatness’ writes Stacey Leasca for Travel + Leisure. Read on to learn why the lodge tops the list of incredible winery hotels around the world, and discover the 15 others set in wine growing regions that rub shoulders with the Barossa on this esteemed list.


Getaway Guide

In a valley where the wining and dining choices are limitless, Vogue Australia writer Francesca Wallace shares a list of must-dos in her ultimate Barossa itinerary. From 200 year-old wineries, world famous dining experiences and farmers markets with heritage as rich as the valley itself, inspiration abounds for your next Barossa escape.

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The Next Chapter Begins

Some 16 years ago, The Louise owners Jim and Helen Carreker embarked on a journey that was to create destination restaurant Appellation and 15-suite luxury lodge set in the gently rolling hills of the Barossa. That journey now continues with Baillie Lodges, as the Australian company introduces the Barossa icon to its growing portfolio.