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Fun-filled, flexible daily tours to the best of Marlborough's wineries! Your Sounds Connection guide will take you right to the heart of New Zealand's premier wine region in comfort, safety and style. Sample the best the wineries have to offer, and...more
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Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The night before we were going to take the ferry from Wellington to Picton we panicked. We realized that the whole point of heading to Picton immediately followed by going to Blenheim was to visit the wineries. Had we picked and booked a tour? No....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were picked up from Picton and taken to our first winery 20min away. We lucked in with our driver Dion. Old mate had more yarn then a clothing factory. He was full of knowledge and dad jokes. For $85 it's a bargain and its...More

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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear GeorgeS5793, Thanks for your great review - so good to hear you enjoyed your wine tour with Dion and Sounds Connection. Our guides love to share their knowledge of the region! We're spoilt for choice with wonderful wineries to visit in Marlborough. We appreciate...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a blast at this half day tour with a group of friends. Got to sample some of the best wines. Our tour guide Dion was very helpful and full of knowledge about the area.

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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear victoriarobinnz, Thanks for choosing Sounds Connection for your new year's eve celebrations - delighted to hear you enjoyed the wines and wineries so much with Dion's knowledgeable guiding. Thank you for taking time to post your great comments. The Sounds Connection team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In January my partner and I booked in for a full day wine tour (lunch not included in the price). We were looking forward to seeing more of the local area/wineries and tasting some NZ wines. Our ride was 30 min late however we did...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked late last night and they were still able to get us on a tour. Marsalla (not sure if that's spelt right) our tour guide/driver was so down to earth and knowledgeable about the area. The best bit was she was able to take...More

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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear cydr2014, Thanks so much for choosing Sounds Connection for your Full Day Wine Tour in Marlborough. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your day out. Marcella enjoyed taking your group around the vineyards and introducing you to the best our region has...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked our tour through the Interislander site as part of our boat tickets and David, our driver for the afternoon, came at 13H00 to pick us up just in front of the boat terminal in Picton there is no dedicated place, just wait outside...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Londinium, Thank you very much for choosing Sounds Connection for your Half Day Wine Tour in conjunction with your ferry trip to Marlborough. We're delighted you enjoyed your day so much. We're lucky to have an abundance of wonderful wineries with delicious wines and...More

Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Just like to thank Frank who took us around on the wine tour he was full of information and local knowledge which made the day.. Thank you so much Frank. Wendy and Philip.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

Dear Wendy and Philip, Thank you very much from all the team, and especially Frank. We're so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your wine tour in Marlborough and all the knowledge that Frank shared with you to make your trip a success. We...More

Reviewed 3 December 2018

Really enjoyed our tour on Saturday. Sam was a great guide - very helpful and informative. Some really interesting wineries - and not just Sauvignon Blanc!More

Date of experience: December 2018
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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

Dear ColinG5757, Thanks very much for reviewing your Half Day Wine Tour with us - great to hear you enjoyed the Marlborough wines and wineries and Sam's informative guiding. You're right, while we have some pretty great Sauvignon Blancs here in Marlborough, there's a whole...More

Reviewed 27 November 2018

We arrived on the South Island via Interislander Ferry in heavy rains. Got throughly soaked while finding our rental car. Not a good start to our visit to Blenheim. But T 1:30pm Sam picked us up at our hotel in his van. There were a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

Dear Ken M, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your Half Day Wine Tour with Sounds Connection in Marlborough. We're delighted we could turn a dreary day into one you will remember for a long time! That's so good to hear. Thanks...More

Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

Great winetasting afteenoon We visited 4 vinyards that all where great! Thanks Frank for great driving anf guiding 😎😎More

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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Dear kristinahU4480VX, Thanks so much for your kind words about Frank and your Half Day wine tour with Sounds Connection. We're so glad you had a great afternoon and enjoyed the wonderful Marlborough wineries. Thank you for taking the time to post your review, The...More

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I did two tours with Sounds Connection when I lived in Sydney before retiring to Picton, I now try and visit a couple of cellar doors every week when driving back from Blenheim. SC have 3 mini vans so a private tour would be... More
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