Australian Gourmet Traveller – Top 50 Hotels in Australia 2015

Launched for the first time in June 2014, publisher Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine selected its pick of the country’s fifty best hotels for the inaugural issue of the annual Australian Hotel Guide.  “The delights are sensory – a perfumed welcome from banked lavender, the almond and fig bath milk for one’s frothing tub, the sound of birds larking on the lawn at dawn.”

Gourmet Traveller Top Rated Restaurant in South Australia 2015
Top Fifty Restaurants in Australia (2007 – 2015)

“A grand Barossa vineyard setting and dining room with terrace make an ideal venue for Appellation to present its vast list of almost 600 wines.  Dishes are designed to flatter what’s in the glass.”

Australian Good Food Guide Chef Hat Winner and Reader’s Choice Winner
“Appellation is nestled in the Barossa Valley, just an hour outside Adelaide, known for offering one of Australia’s finest dining experiences.  Their intimate and understated elegance includes sweeping views of the surrounding vineyards and exceptional food presented with finesse.”

Wine List of the Year South Australia “Hall of Fame” 2015
Top Wine List in South Australia for Eight Consecutive Years (2008 – 2016)

The Wine List of the Year Awards, presented by Fine Wine Partners, Australia’s leading national wine distributor, and highly respected media partner, Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine were first launched in 1994 and are recognised as Australia’s most respected national accolades for wine lists. “Appellation skilfully treads the fine line between regional focus and a greater world view and has set the benchmark by which all other wine region lists can be judged” Nick Ryan, Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine

Wine Spectator Magazine – Best of Award of Excellence 2015

US-based Wine Spectator announces its annual Restaurant Wine List Awards with each August magazine issue.  Appellation has been named in this prestigious listing for the past five years, and this year is named with a higher level Best of Award of Excellence, again the only restaurant in South Australia with this ranking out of 883 restaurants worldwide.  Wine Spectator magazine is one of the most widely accessed wine publications in the world.

World of Fine Wine “World’s Best Wine Lists Awards” 2015

Starting with 4,000 entries, a jury of wine reviewers selected 225 restaurant lists from across the globe to receive their top level three-star rating, including Appellation.  The restaurant’s list is one of twenty one award winners based in Australia and is the only winner from South Australia.

Restaurant and Catering South Australia Awards for Excellence 2014

Best Contemporary Australian Restaurant—Regional

Appellation was named best in a category of five finalists for “having established a reputation as w world class dining venue in the Barossa region” Owner Jim Carreker has also been awarded a Lifetime Achiever Hall of Fame Award for his commitment to the Restaurant and Catering Industry.

The Louise named as one of 19 Hideaways of the Year for 2012 – Andrew Harper Grand Awards 2012 – Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report

2011 Advertiser Adelaide Food Awards – Appellation ranks as top regional restaurant in South Australia

TOP 100 GREATEST GOURMET EXPERIENCES – Australian Traveller Magazine 2010

World’s Top 10 Hotels to Pop That Question – Mr. & Mrs. Smith  April 2010

Best Luxury Accommodation (Less Than 100 Rooms) Award – The Australian Annual Travel & Tourism Awards 2009

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Excellence Award – Small Luxury Hotels of the World May 2009

Best Luxury Accommodation in South Australia – South Australia State Tourism Awards 2007 and 2008