The Louise team

Ruby Stobart Ruby Stobart

Director of Sales and Marketing

Born in New Zealand and with many other stops along the way, Ruby has enjoyed a life of travel. Her adventures have taken her to many parts of the globe; living in Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, England and the USA as well as trips to Russia, France, Spain, Italy, Thailand, Cambodia, the Carribean and Bahamas. Her passion is for great food and wine and this drove her to study wine in various levels at Adelaide University, Court of Master Sommeliers, Australian Wine Research Institute and WSET UK.  Her work in the industry includes roles in wine buying, wine sales, marketing and management. Ruby takes care of all trade and media relationships and relishes working in the tourism industry. Married to a winemaker and mother of two, living and working in the Barossa with like-minded passionate people, Ruby feels she is living ‘the good life’.

Emma Welling Emma Welling

Director of Guest Services

It’s very likely that the smiling person greeting you as you arrive at Appellation and The Louise is Emma, who is all about a genuine welcome. Emma grew up in the southern highlands of NSW, in a town called Bowral which she describes as similar to the Barossa in the way that it is regional but only an hour and 15mins drive to a major city. The second she finished school, Emma moved to Sydney and got her hands stuck into hospitality.

We all know that once this industry is in your blood, you’re hooked. And the reason…is that hospitality is a celebration of food and wine, which suits Emma to a tee.  In fact she loves food and (mostly) wine so much she and partner moved to the Barossa to eat and drink! Not exactly but you can tell by the way she talks, her photographs on Instagram, her happy grin at tastings, that she is very at home in a region which truly celebrates what grows so well here.  Emma’s passion and positivity along with her kindness, grace and calm mean a property full of happy guests and a very happy crew.