Eat Local: The Louise, Barossa Valley, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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The entry walkway to The Louise, Barossa Valley, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, with luxury suites on either side with views of the estate’s vineyards

 

Following our morning winery visits and wine tastings in the Barossa Valley, we drove to The Louise, a boutique luxury hotel in Marananga (where we had stayed several nights a few years ago on a previous visit to Adelaide).  The Louise combines luxurious private spaces, inspired contemporary design and stunning vineyard views with Appellation, one of Australia’s finest regional restaurants (and regarded as tops in the Barossa Valley); it is a member of Luxury Lodges of Australia and the international Relais & Chateaux.

 

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One portion of the Louise Estate’s vineyards, Barossa Valley, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

 

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Each suite has a patio that overlooks the vineyards – a perfect spot for breakfast on the terrace or wine tasting in the afternoon, The Louise, Barossa Valley, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

 

The Louise is owned by Managing Director Jim Carreker, a former Silicon Valley entrepreneur and CEO from the San Francisco, CA, USA region.  Jim personally hosted our luncheon at Appellation that featured local products prepared by Ryan Edwards, Executive Chef, and some wonderful wines from his cellar at the Louise.

 

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The first course of our luncheon was Terrine of Red Beets with goats’ curd and toasted walnut vinaigrette accompanied by 2014 Radford Wines “Quartz Garden” Riesling at Appellation, The Louise, Barossa Valley, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

 

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Our main course was Rare Fillet of Coorong Angus Beef with smoked potato, lachsschinken floss and buttered onions accompanied by 2007 Charles Melton “Nine Popes” Shiraz (Syrah) Grenache Mouvêdre at Appellation, The Louise, Barossa Valley, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

 

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Dessert was Bittersweet Chocolate and Dark Fruits with cherry sorbet, vanilla bean and lemon balm accompanied by 2010 Milhinch Wines “Seize the Day” Fortified Shiraz at Appellation, The Louise, Barossa Valley, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

 

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