The Louise, a preeminent luxury lodge in South Australia’s Barossa Valley, is set to join the growing Baillie Lodges family in September 2021.

Nestled in the heart of the Barossa’s world-renowned wine region, The Louise is an acclaimed luxury culinary destination, and known across the Australian tourism industry as the birthplace of Luxury Lodges of Australia.

Some 16 years ago, owners 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 – from world-renowned wine houses including Penfolds, Henschke and Seppeltsfield to boutique cellar doors like Izway and David Franz.

For Baillie Lodges, the acquisition of The Louise is a natural fit within its brand portfolio, representing the culmination of many years of industry association, collaboration, and shared friendship. The Louise’s loyal guests and its team of dedicated staff can expect a seamless transfer of ownership, with all staff remaining at the lodge under the leadership of esteemed General Manager, Kylie Mansfield.