Food & Wine Indulgences at The Louise
“Best of” Food and Wine Experiences
The Louise luxury vineyard retreat encompasses acclaimed dining destination Appellation. Together The Louise and Appellation offer one of Australia’s finest restaurant with rooms and culinary experiences that combine absolute luxury, inspired design and complete privacy with a memorable, world class dining experience. The Barossa is not only Australia’s most famous wine region, but is also home to Australia’s oldest continuous food culture. You can’t help but be consumed!
Appellation’s daily changing Chef’s Tasting Menu and Seasonal Selections menus source the very best local produce in peak freshness. The use of fine ingredients which tell a story of place combined with the skill of a kitchen team who have an appreciation and understanding of traditional foodways but who look to evolve classic techniques, truly showcases the very best in contemporary regional dining. Guests enjoy fresh, balanced and complete dishes designed around local wines, highlighting the seasonal fruits, vegetables and meats grown in the Appellation kitchen garden and delivered to the kitchen door by farm-gate producers nearby.
Go Behind the Scenes
Join Appellation chefs as they shop at the famous Barossa Farmer’s Market. Share in their passion for all things food as they select ingredients for dinner, taste and see the provenance of the vast local produce, chat and meet with some of the region’s true food characters, share stories and collect your own gourmet delights.
Be Winemaker For a Day
Labcoat attired and palate at the ready, learn the mastery and art of wine blending at Penfolds wines, create your own bottled wine and then sit back and enjoy your bottle along with a dish specially created just for you at leading regional dining destination, Appellation restaurant.
Breakfast with the Kangaroos
Get up close with some of Australia’s most iconic flora and fauna with a sunrise gourmet picnic breakfast in the beautiful Australian bush. Wander and wonder at the unique native plants, flowers and grasses, then sit down to a delicious breakfast accompanied by sparkling wine and a local ‘mob’ of kangaroos.
Connect with the genuine culture of Australia’s most famous wine region
Share in unique and memorable food and wine experiences available to guests of The Louise including private tastings with some of the Barossa’s outstanding young and artisanal winemakers, rising stars and icons of the Barossa - many of whom don’t usually offer public tastings. These may include a one-on-one Masterclass, private lunch and tasting with a winemaking family or a vineyard walk followed by a chat in front of a fire in a winemaker’s barn. From walking through the oldest Shiraz vineyard in the world at Langmeil wines, to learning the mysteries of oak, tasting and understanding the unique impact of species, forests, toasting on wine at Murray Street Vineyards to a long lazy lunch with world-class wines at Two Hands Winery, Charles Melton Wines, Artisans of Barossa or any number of the dozens of cellar doors of the Barossa there is plenty of opportunity to connect with the real Barossa.
Guests are invited to an intimate shared-table evening with true characters of the Barossa to talk wine, food and share in some fun over a five-course menu of the finest and freshest South Australian ingredients prepared by Appellation Executive Chef Ryan Edwards, paired with esteemed wines from talented Barossa icons and artisans.