375 Seppeltsfield Road,
Marananga, Barossa Valley
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Growing up on a small sheep farm near Angaston, General Manager Kylie Mansfield has a deep affinity for the regional community dynamic and absolute passion for food and wine of genuine provenance and integrity. She treasures the fact that the experience of our guests, the produce in our menu and the wine on our list is crafted by a dedicated network of neighbours, friends and family. Kylie is proud to inspire her talented team in a commitment to ensure that every luxurious moment spent at The Louise should nourish the senses and enliven the spirit with a genuine connection to the culture of Barossa.
History & Story
Jim and Helen Carreker embarked on redeveloping an existing country motel into a 15-suite luxury lodge set in the Barossa’s gently rolling hills and offering sun-dappled views of the region’s trademark vineyards. Essential to the Carrekers’ vision was a genuine, food- and wine-paired dining experience showcasing the Barossa community’s most exceptional wines.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Food, wine, luxury accommodation and a genuine welcome await you at The Louise Barossa Valley. Absolute luxury and inspired design with private spaces, generous ensuites and breathtaking vineyard views.
The world-famous Barossa Valley is the wine capital of Australia, and home to more than 600 vineyards and wineries. The wine making experience may be shared up close and personal at five dozen cellar doors within a few minutes walk, bike ride or drive from The Louise.
Key sites/activities in the area
The Louise has developed a unique experience that offers guests access to one of the simple pleasures of visiting regional Australia, seeing kangaroos up close in their natural habitat. Your guide arrives at dawn for the 20-minute drive to the nearby conservation park. An easy 15-minute bushwalk into the park leads to a clearing where families of kangaroos are enjoying their breakfast as your gourmet breakfast is laid out on a picnic blanket in this truly natural setting.
Our name “The Louise” comes from a long family history of entrepreneurs and strong women traced back to our owner Jim’s grandmother. This name is a tribute to her memory and inspiration, and to the many other women on both sides of the family bearing the name. We are delighted The Louise has found her home in the Barossa, a region of real characters, experiences and truly strong inspirational women.
The Louise welcomes children ten years and over.
Relax in spacious comfort, experience pure indulgent luxury and sophisticated contemporary design whilst surrounded by picturesque natural vineyard landscapes. A stay at The Louise nourishes the senses and enlivens the spirit.
An indulgent spa suite – with soft contemporary furnishings, your own private courtyard and terrace, king bed fitted with deluxe linens, a gas-log fireplace and large ensuite with spa tub and walk-in shower for two as well as your own private outdoor rain shower – the ideal setting to indulge your senses. Stonewell Suites also features a gas-log fireplace and large ensuite with spa tub and walk-in shower for two as well as your own private outdoor rain shower – the ideal setting to indulge your senses.
Enjoy glorious sunset views from your private terrace, gas log fireplaces as well as a large lounge room, king bed, deluxe linens, spacious marbled ensuite and your very own outdoor private rain shower. Marananga Suites include all of the amenities and features of our Stonewell Suites in an even more spacious configuration plus a private water feature, sunning lounges on the vineyard facing terrace, a choice of king or twin single bedding, and further upscale lighting, artworks, fabrics and furnishings.
Two Bedroom Marananga Suite
Best in class, luxury 2 bedroom suite with completely separate areas, shared lounge and terrace area–perfect for two couples exploring the Barossa wine country.
Restaurants & Bars
The Louise offers two of the Barossa’s best restaurant locales; inspired, regional dining at Appellation and three75 bar + kitchen.
Appellation restaurant embraces what is fresh from the kitchen garden, nearby local growers and farmers, offering mid-sized plates sourcing ingredients which reflect the growing seasons. Executive Chef, Kyle Johns, and his team are all about fresh ingredients which is reflected in the fact that 85% of their menu comes from within the Barossa Valley and South Australia. The kitchen garden is a great resource as well as the close relationships we have with local purveyors, farmers and growers.
You won’t find convoluted combinations or confusing cocktails at three75. Instead, we believe in putting a spin on cherished classics that make your mouth water. The kind of food you want to pick up with your hands and lick off your fingers. The team are on a constant quest for all things delicious, and Three75 is the product of their discoveries so far.
• Swimming Pool
• Fitness Centre
Corporate & Celebration Events
• Conference facilities
• Private Dining Room (Max 16)
Extra Notable Features
• Tesla charging station
• Boules court
• Giant chess set
Hotel and restaurant Awards
• 2017 Wine Spectator Magazine – Wine List Best of Award of Excellence
• 2018 Wine Spectator Magazine – Wine List Best of Award of Excellence
• 2017 Great Wine Capitals of The World – Best of Wine Tourism – Accommodation (Winner) – Australia
• 2018 Great Wine Capitals of The World – Best of Wine Tourism – Accommodation (Winner) – Australia
• Australian Gourmet Traveller – Top 50 Hotels in Australia 2014, 2015 and 2016
• Gourmet Traveller Australian Restaurant Guide – Two Stars, Three Goblets
Top Rated Regional Restaurant in South Australia 2016
Top 100 Restaurants in Australia (2007 – 2016)
• Top Rated Restaurant in South Australia 2014 – Gourmet Traveller Australian Restaurant Guide
• Best Wine List in Australia for a Region’s Wines 2015 – Gourmet Traveller WINE