Dine

Dining at The Louise is a local affair, where seasonal, singing fresh and locally grown produce combines on harmoniously designed, contemporary menus and sits neatly alongside a carefully developed selection of fine wines from the Barossa region and beyond. The award-winning Appellation restaurant headlines the lodge’s dining offering while Contour bar and kitchen, a walk-in wine cellar and sink-in lounges complete a gourmand’s delight. Appellation and Contour both welcome guests at The Louise as well as casual diners for dinner. Please contact the lodge to make a booking on +61 8 8562 2722 or enquire online.

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Breakfast

Breakfast is served in Appellation restaurant and includes fresh juices, a signature selection of South Australia’s own T-Bar loose leaf teas and Barossa Coffee Roasters espresso. Start with a Mehl Sourdough crumpet with local honey or choices from an a la carte menu including free-range eggs locally produced smallgoods and greens freshly picked from the kitchen garden. For guests heading out early, a breakfast pack ‘to go’ is available by ordering the night prior.

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Dinner

Dinner is a real highlight of a stay at The Louise, where guests can opt for world-class degustation dining in Appellation, select bar-style favourites from Contour, or mix and match. Dining is a showcase of fresh, seasonal ingredients, locally produced by the Barossa community of farmers and winemakers. The stories of the growers and their produce are readily shared with guests, creating a real sense of personal connection with the Barossa. Sunday evenings at Appellation are a special celebration with a roast dinner perfect for sharing with friends and family.

Our Chef

Executive Chef Asher Blackford leads the talented culinary team at The Louise. Asher is driven by the possibilities created by fresh, local produce and so The Louise, located in the Barossa Valley hub of small-scale farmers and growers – many of whom embrace sustainable and organic methods – is a dream fit for him. Asher delivers an interpretation of the sights, scents, tastes and emotions of the Barossa to the plate. ‘Earthy, witty and wise’ is how Asher describes his culinary style. Just-picked ingredients from the kitchen garden are a highlight on every menu.

Having headed up his own restaurants in Melbourne and Brisbane, Asher is now very much at home in the Baillie Lodges kitchen. Asher most recently led the charge at Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge in the wilds of Vancouver Island and at award-winning flagship Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island. Asher has honed the Baillie Lodges culinary philosophy of delivering a ‘sense of place’ via personally curated menus created from the finest regional ingredients and fresh seasonal produce from the Barossa community’s farmers, growers and friends.

A Local Drop

Guests are treated to a diverse selection of premium beverages, from locally distilled small batch spirits to craft beers and an extended range of local labels from South Australia’s rich wine growing regions.

Guests are treated to a diverse selection of premium beverages, from locally distilled small batch spirits to craft beers and an extended range of local labels from South Australia’s rich wine growing regions. Sunset drinks and canapés are served in the lounge each evening as the sun tilts over the valley, allowing guests to mingle and swap stories of the day’s adventures.

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Walk-in wine cellar

In the manner of Aladdin’s Cave, the new walk-in cellar invites wandering to explore and discover unexpected treasures! The carefully developed collection includes local Barossa wines and premium, boutique Australian wines. A select cellarmasters list includes French Champagne and exclusively Barossa vintages including Grange and Hill of Grace.

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Sunset drinks

As the sun eases towards a vineyard-lined horizon, guests at The Louise gather in the lounge to mingle and sample sunset drinks and canapes. Try fine, local wine and small batch brews, a ‘House G&T’ or choose from a winning cocktail list featuring classics and creations with a local flavour twist. It’s a time to share tales of the day’s Barossa adventures.

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In-suite bar

Replenished daily and generously included in the tariff, the in-suite bar at The Louise includes a special selection of local gourmet treats for enjoyment all to oneself (or with a buddy) at any time. Snacks include house-made biscuits, Barossa cheese and crackers, preserves and chocolates, fresh juice, the ‘House’ gin, plus a favourite, very local wine.

Appellation & Contour

Dining at Appellation is at the heart of a guest stay at The Louise or as an unforgettable occasion for visitors. The award-winning establishment restaurant is framed by large windows with views to the vines and featuring private dining nooks, perfect for a degustation or a relaxed dinner with a loved one. The elegant, informal atmosphere that flows throughout The Louise continues here and guests will experience dining driven both by generations of Barossa culture and contemporary Australian style and innovation.

Contour bar and kitchen is open to visitors and in-house guests for a ‘long weekend’ from Thursday through to Monday evenings. The popular diner style venue presents a ‘classics’ inspired menu, with a sophisticated, premium quality spin on easy, comfort food like steaks, salads, burgers and fries, and is designed to be mouth-watering and moreish. Wines by the glass, local beers and ciders and classic cocktails make a winning combination.

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Destination

Barossa Valley Seasons

The Barossa seasons are a close replica to the climate of Southern Europe and especially its wine-growing regions including Bordeaux and Burgundy. Easy days with plenty of sunshine are ideal for winegrowing as well as touring and dining outdoors.

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Experience

Unforgettable encounters

Experience first-hand the journey from vine to vino with guided winery tours; float high about the valley in a hot air balloon or get the wheels rolling on a bike tour and cruise at your leisure.

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Lodge

Our luxury

The Baillie Lodges brand of luxury is inherent in the guest experience at The Louise, where relaxed, first name service and local food, wine, art and design is together reflective of the lodge’s integration with the people and place of the Barossa.

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