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Address: 94 Wellington Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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+64 3-573 8843

Fun-filled, flexible daily tours to the best of Marlborough's wineries!


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 learn some of the secrets of fine wine appreciation.

Tour options include: half-day wine tours, full-day wine tours, a gourmet wine experience tour, and private wine tours.

Our daily tours offer you:

* small relaxed group settings

* the convenience of door-to-door pick up from accommodation in Picton or Blenheim

* the expertise of our friendly local tour guides

* a completely relaxed and friendly atmosphere

* flexible itineraries to match your preferences and ensure you fully experience Marlborough's varied wine styles

Discover the magic of Marlborough with Sounds Connection.

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Half Day wine tour

Great half day out wine tasting around Marlborough. Peter the driver was great and picked 4 fantastic vineyards to visit.

Reviewed 3 days ago
James S
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great half day out wine tasting around Marlborough. Peter the driver was great and picked 4 fantastic vineyards to visit.

Thank James S
York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well organised, informative tour of six wineries with tastings at each, a very pleasant lunch and a boutique chocolate factory visit as a bonus! Picked up from our hotel about 10;15 we were four couples in a comfortable minibus with a pleasant, chatty, knowledgeable guide/driver (Peter). The route was well planned and we were well received at each location... More 

Thank paymonger
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the half-day tour from Blenheim and visited 4 wineries plus a posh chocolate shop. Plus points * 3 of the 4 wineries (Giesen, Framingham, Saint Clair) were well organised - gave intro and overview of wines. On average thry gave samples of around 5 wines each. * St Claire was particularly good with an excellent and personable Argentinian... More 

Thank Martin&Chris
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great afternoon, driving from Picton to the wineries where we had great commentary. Frank was a fun guy and made our trip enjoyable, plus the group were great company also. Tasted some beautiful wines and then went to chocolate shop on way home. Frank pulled up to show us how the grapes get harvested, so interesting -... More 

Thank Rhonda V
Picton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The nicest people you can imagine. You may be thinking that a boat rip would be nice. But if you have come here from OS to Wellington, you are going to have to take either the Ferry or Sounds Air. Ferry: 3.5 hours, have to take a taxi or bus from Wellington Airport to ferry terminal dragging luggage all the... More 

Thank restewax
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had pretty high expectations for today and sound connections well and truly fulfilled on the day. Peter our tour guide was not only knowledgable about wines and the region but he was also very warm and good for a laugh. 6 out of 5 stars for the day and experience.

Thank cameron654321
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

What a great wine tasting experience - We are from the UK currently touring NZ and a wine tour while staying in Blenheim was a must. We chose Sounds Connection and were very impressed with the door to door collection service and the quality of the wineries visited. It was very informative, with a relaxed friendly approach. Thanks to all... More 

Thank Rob S
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We had a fabulous day with Frank as our host and driver. We went to 4 wineries and the chocolate factory. Really enjoyed the wines and Franks commentary. We would recommend this tour

Thank LvesTrvel
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We booked the Full Day tour with Peter as our host for about £58. He picked us up promptly from our hotel, The Chateau Marlborough in Blenheim with a smile. Peter was a great host and was very knowledgeable about the area and the history of wine making. We visited 6 Vineyards and were treated to at least 5 samples... More 

Thank Liz W
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

My wife booked a half day your of the Marlborough wineries for my birthday. The weather was just perfect, the hottest day so far. Sam the driver picked us up. The company was Sound Connections and they were really great. Sam picked us up from the motel and drove us to 4 wineries and 1 chocolate factory. Well what a... More 

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