The Louise luxury vineyard retreat and its culinary destination restaurant Appellation have joined more than 500 of the world’s top rated small hotels and restaurants across 60 countries as the newest member of the Relais et Châteaux global network. Among just four Australian and six New Zealand Relais & Châteaux properties including Hamilton Island’s Qualia Resort and Spa, Sydney’s Tetsuya’s restaurant and New Zealand tourism leaders such as Huka Lodge, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Canterbury’s Otahuna Lodge and Queenstown’s Matakauri Lodge.
Relais et Châteaux is highly regarded and widely known across Europe, Africa and the United States, where top-rated hospitality venues such as New York’s Per Se restaurant, Napa’s Auberge du Soliel hotel and French Laundry restaurant are members. In the world’s most recognised wine regions, the stand-out hotel and restaurants are Relais & Châteaux members, such as Le Quartier Francais hotel and The Tasting Room restaurant in Franschhoek South Africa, Cavas Wine Lodge in Mendoza Argentina, and Masion Pic in the Rhone region of France. Repeat guests of the Relais et Châteaux network are loyal advocates of the high standards and memorable dining experiences at the 500+ Relais & Châteaux properties. Now they have an additional reason to visit Australia and discover South Australia and the Barossa.
Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive collection of more than 520 of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in 60 countries. Established in France in 1954, the Association’s mission is to spread its unique art de vivre across the globe by selecting outstanding properties with a truly unique character. Furthermore, Relais & Châteaux is also a family of hoteliers and Grands Chefs from all over the world who share a passion for and a personal commitment to ensuring their guests are privy to moments of exceptional harmony.
To choose Relais & Châteaux is to experience an unforgettable celebration of the senses. From the vineyards in Napa valley to the beaches of the Fiji Islands, from the olive trees in Provence to the lodges in South Africa, Relais & Châteaux offers a chance to explore the Route du Bonheur and best way to discover a wide range of distinctive destinations.
The Relais & Châteaux signature reflects this ambition: “ALL AROUND THE WORLD, UNIQUE IN THE WORLD“.
The Louise is a founding member of Luxury Lodges of Australia, a collection of independent luxury lodges and camps offering unforgettable experiences in Australia’s most inspiring and extraordinary locations.
In recent years, Australia has seen the emergence of a new breed of owner-managed exceptional luxury properties and experiences. The seventeen-member properties represent both long-established and new lodges and camps, with a common theme of offering guests an outstanding experience connected to a clear sense of place.
Ranging from wilderness lodges to vineyard retreats and dining destinations; island hideaways to exclusive outback camps; each of the properties demonstrates high levels of innovation and are created and operated to be the ‘best’ in sharing their unique region in Australia with all guests.
Click here to view the Luxury Lodges of Australia portfolio and start planning your Australia itinerary
The Louise was invited to join the exclusive Mr & Mrs Smith collection of boutique and luxury hotel specialists.
Mr & Mrs Smith started several years ago based in the UK, discovering boutique boltholes a quick dash from London. But then they packed their bags for the best of boutique Europe, and couldn’t stop.
Their collection has now expanded to include some of the very best luxury retreats and hotels in Australia, including The Louise. Click here to view The Louise on Mr and Mrs Smith.
The Louise and Appellation are members of the regional marketing association, Tourism Barossa.
Their excellent website provides a range of information about activities available in the local area.
Of particular interest to visitors is the listing and contact information for the 150 wineries in the area, approximately half of which are open daily to guests for tastings and purchases.
Click here for the Barossa website.