Awards and Accolades

See some of the latest awards and accolades The Louise and Appellation have received.

Australian Gourmet Traveller – Top 50 Hotels in Australia 2014, 2015 and 2016

Launched for the first time in June 2014, publisher Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine selects its pick of the country’s fifty best hotels for 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.”

Australian Gourmet Traveller

  • Top Wine List in South Australia 2008 – 2010 (not eligible to win again thereafter)
  • Best Wine List in Australia for a Region’s Wines 2015
  • Gourmet Traveller Australian Restaurant Guide – Two Stars, Three Goblets
  • Top-Rated Restaurant in South Australia 2014

  • Top-Rated Regional Restaurant in South Australia 2016
  • Top 100 Restaurants in Australia (2007 – 2016)
  • Wine List of the Year South Australia “Hall of Fame” 2011 – 2018

Wine Spectator Magazine – Wine List Best of Award of Excellence

This international wine review magazine annually identifies a limited number of the world’s best restaurant wine lists.

The Best of Award of Excellence recognises a small number of restaurant wine programs that offer a well-chosen selection of wines from quality producers along with a thematic match to the food menu in both price and style. For six consecutive years, Appellation has received this coveted international award, and for 2019 there is only one restaurant in all of Australia having a higher level Wine Spectator Wine List award rating.

Australian Good Food Guide Top Rated Restaurant in South Australia 2012 Top Ten Restaurants in Australia 2012; Top Two in South Australia 2015

“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.”

Australian Good Food Guide