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Wine hotels in the Barossa Valley
South Australia is Australia’s largest wine-producing state and Barossa Valley, to the north east of Adelaide, is one of the country’s flagship wine-producing areas. A region of valley floors and rolling hills around the North Para River, it contains some of Australia’s oldest vineyards. The star turn here is the Shiraz grape which produces wine of great depth and complexity. Whilst there is a wide range of wine hotels in the Barossa Valley, our two favourites are both in the luxury category.
- If fine food is your thing, we’d recommend The Louise whose Appellation Restaurant is widely regarded as one of Australia’s finest. Dine on the terrace with its horizon-stretching views. The 15 contemporary-style rooms - with private hot tubs and decking, and some with real fires - gaze over the vineyards. There’s also a spa and gym.
- For a romantic treat, Kingsford Homestead, a converted 19th-century lodge, has just seven large, luxury suites, some in separate cottages. Sleek and elegant, in contemporary country-house style, some have private terraces. Apart from wine-tasting tours, there are bird-watching and wildlife-spotting opportunities and, for the ultimate romantic experience, a spa-bath with champagne set in the heart of the bush.
The Louise 15 rooms from $347South Australia
Situated in the heart of the Barossa Valley, this luxury hotel offers large rooms with spa baths and outdoor rainshowers, plus glorious views over the surrounding vines. Appellation Restaurant is widely regarded as one of Australia's finest and the wine list is second to none!Wine tasting - In the heart of the Barossa Valley wine regionPrivate Hot Tub - Plus outdoor rain showersRestrictions on children - Must be 12 or overLocal markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Kingsford Homestead 7 rooms from $556South Australia
This stunning 19th century homestead has been converted into a luxurious hotel with seven exquisite ensuite rooms on the edge of the Barossa Valley. Facilities include a swimming pool and restaurant specialising in local ingredients. Try the bush bath for the ultimate romantic experience.Sights nearby - Explore historic shearing shedsRestrictions on children - Must be 13 or overSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolLocal markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith