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Colocated restaurant Appellation is highly regarded as one of Australia’s finest dining destinations; where fresh, local ingredients, informed service and an award-winning extensive collection of wines ensure a truly memorable dining experience. Appellation and The Louise comprise a destination worthy of a detour.


Ryan and his team are guided by the rhythms of the seasons. A kitchen with a mission: "fresh is not just best, it is the only reason to cook!

Come peruse Appellation’s winelist; an inspiring selection of iconic Barossa wines, representing established masters, emerging talent and boutique artisans, whom together shine a light on this home of fine Australian wine. With over 500 listings our wine list has something for everyone; local, Australian and international wines, Barossa icons as well as those hidden gems you never knew existed.


“Appellation skillfully treads the fine line between regional focus and a greater world view and has set the benchmark by which all other wine region lists can be judged.” Nick Ryan – Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine

Appellation’s Wine List has enjoyed a number of awards; Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine awarded the list as South Australia’s Wine List of the Year for the last seven years. It is also awarded Three Goblets in Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide, placing it among the very finest lists in Australia. Appellation’s list also holds a Wine Spectator Best of Award for Excellence.


 Seppeltsfield Suites
1 or 2 bedroom

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 rainshower, make your stay with us the perfect hideaway.

Our top range of suites, the 125 sqm* (about 1300 sqft) Seppeltsfield Suites, include all of the amenities and features of both the Vineyard and 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.

The 185 sqm* (about 2000 sqft) two-bedroom version of the Seppeltsfield Suite offers two luxurious bedrooms, each with a private ensuite, and a shared lounge room, perfect for two couples travelling together or a group of up to four close friends exploring the Barossa wine country.

All of our suites, regardless of type, include a wide array of premium features and amenities such as king beds with crisp linens, flat screen TV’s with DVD players, BOSE iPod docking stations, writing desks with complimentary wired and wireless internet access, a fully-stocked mini-bar and mini-fridge (charged on consumption), a large fully-tiled ensuite bathroom with spa tubs for two, walk-in rain showers, towel rail heaters, separate toilet area, dual hand basins, also a walk-in robe area with luggage store and breakfast tables both inside and outside.

Food Luddite Cooking Class LOW RES

Food Luddite Kitchen Studio with Mark McNamara
With a lifetimes experience in kitchens around the globe, Mark McNamara’s cooking classes at the Food Luddite Kitchen Studio provide the opportunity to connect with the very essence of good food, as he guides you on a journey to creating simply delicious food.

With a focus on fresh seasonal ingredients and practical techniques rather than technology and fashion, Mark will give you the skills and confidence to prepare memorable food for your family and friends as he shares his love of the Barossa, a place where food and wine are the soul of the community.

The Kitchen Studio itself is a warm, inviting space, and with classes limited to a maximum of six participants you are ensured a personal experience. So whether you love to cook or simply love to eat, a class at the Food Luddite Kitchen Studio is the best place to learn about good food and cooking.

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