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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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+64 3-573 8843
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing half-day tour to one of the most incredible white wine regions in the world. We tasted wines at 4 radically different vineyards in the Marlborough Region, home to amazing Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir wines. Our driver was engaging, a local and full...More

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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear bobsacha, Thank you very much for your glowing review of your Half Day Wine Tour with us. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed it - the variety of wines and wineries, your great guide, the fun! We love hearing this sort of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time on the full day tour. The morning was a beautiful drive around Queen Charlotte sound. Followed by a quick lunch in Picton. So if you are interested in just the wine tasting, the half day tour is probably a better...More

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

Dear TripAdvisor Member, Thanks so much for joining Sounds Connection for your Morning Scenic Tour and Half Day Wine Tour. We really appreciate you taking time to post your comments about your day and are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the half day wine tour and got picked up from our requested pick up with no issues, even with booking the tour last minute the night before. Our driver Don was lovely and gave us lots of information about the area of picton...More

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

Dear Caitlin_Louise16, Thanks so much for choosing Sounds Connection for your half day wine tour in Marlborough. We're so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the wine, wineries, and learning about the region with Don as your guide. It's great to hear you had...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018

My husband and I were visiting Picton last week and after driving to the area passing the amazing wineries, we decided that we should learn more about the area and the best way to do that would be experiencing a winery tour. After researching Trip...More

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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear denbrokjo, Thank you so much for your lovely review of your half day wine tour with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to write this full account of your experience. David and our other tour guides genuinely love sharing this beautiful Marlborough...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

The morning started with a short 30 minute boat trip to Bay of Many Coves resort for brunch. Amazing 5 star resort. Sitting on the deck greeted by a super friendly and lovely couple running the cafe. Big breakfast to start out followed by a...More

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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Dear Bill O, Thanks so much for choosing to travel with Sounds Connection on our popular Waterways and Wine tour. We're glad to hear how much you enjoyed the Bay of Many Coves Resort. It's hard to find a more stunning and peaceful spot to...More

Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Went on the wine tour with my best friend! We had never been on one before but Sam our driver was so helpful showed and spoke to us about everything on the way to the vineyards. Different grapes, how the soil effects the Grape vines...More

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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Dear Hugh T, Thanks so much for posting your feedback. We appreciate the great comments about the wine tour and Sam's knowledgeable guiding. Great to hear how much fun you and your friend had. Thanks very much for choosing Sounds Connection to travel around the...More

Reviewed 23 April 2018

From the booking with Sarah through to our informative driver David we had a brilliant afternoon. The 4 wineries were varied and offered very different experiences from tasting the individual wine grapes, to tasting a range of Rieslings that we didn't know existed and also...More

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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Dear Debra D, Thank you for choosing Sounds Connection and for taking time to post your feedback. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your whole wine tour experience with us, including David's guiding, the various wineries, wines, gins, and chocolates! We really appreciate...More

Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

My fiancé and I had such an enjoyable day on this wine tour. It was so easy to book and we were picked up directly from our accommodation in Bleinheim. Sam was an excellent tour guide,he gave us lots of interesting facts on the area...More

Thank Laura M
SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Dear Laura M, That's great feedback - thanks so much for taking the time to post this. We're very happy to hear how much you enjoyed Sam's informative guiding, the Marlborough wineries, and the delicious wines. Very pleased you found the whole process smooth and...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

If you are worried about doing a tour solo, you need not be with Sounds Connection. It was an awesome tour, with lovely wines and an awesome guide, Peter. Thumbs up, highly recommended! Oh, and it did help that the rest of the group from...More

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

Dear Sharon K, Thanks so much for the fantastic feedback about your wine tour with Peter and Sounds Connection. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the wines, Peter's guiding, and your fellow travellers' company. We want every single one of our customers to...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic half day tour with Sam. He was incredibly knowledgeable and took great care of us. Each winery was selected based on our interest and each one had a fun place to distract out three young girls as we sampled the best that...More

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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Dear HK-RedWings, We do our best to tailor all our tours to suit our customers, children included! Delighted to hear how much you and your girls enjoyed your time with Sam in the wonderful Marlborough wineries. Thanks very much for your feedback and recommendation. The...More

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Sounds Connection operate 10 seater mini vans therefore I'm sure with 6 adults and one child, they will do a tour for you to ensure you are back at the ship before sailing. There website is readily available There phone... More
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