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Address: 94 Wellington Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-573 8843
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Description: Fun-filled, flexible daily tours to the best of Marlborough's...
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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Any of their tours are worth doing! Friendly staff and very willing to help. Great history on the sounds, and great beautiful sights! Just as stunning on a wet day. Definately... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Any of their tours are worth doing! Friendly staff and very willing to help. Great history on the sounds, and great beautiful sights! Just as stunning on a wet day. Definately a must do while in Picton!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Annette from Germany picked us up and amused us all day. We drink so much Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and it was great to actually see the wineries along the way that we are financially supporting! We went to very different wineries finishing at a big winery which had wines from several vineyards including Nobilo and Kim Crawford. We finished at... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

All the way from Houston, Texas, we were greeted promptly by Sam and another couple in the tour for our all day adventure. He chose great vineyards...large ones, small ones, family owned, and organic. We went to 3 vineyards and then had lunch at the Allan Scott winery at their Twelve Trees restaurant...it was phenomenal. We picked up some more... More 

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sar1pic, Owner at Sounds Connections, responded to this review

[Response: “Full day tour with Sam”, reviewed 29 April 2015, Vufish418] Dear Vufish418, Thank you for choosing Sounds Connection. Yours is just the kind of experience we hope to give all our customers and it’s a pleasure to read your review – thank you for taking the time to post it. You were a great group to host and we’re... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

We were picked up on time by our friendly and informative driver Frank. He took us to four great wineries and a rummy chocolate shop. We had a great afternoon.

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Dear Hugh91, Thanks so much for taking the time to post comments on your half day wine tour with us. We’re really pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip with Frank around the beautiful Marlborough wine region, not to mention the stop at the fantastic boutique Makana chocolate factory. With thanks, The Sounds Connection team More 

Elgin
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Upon our recent visit & stay in Picton we booked the full day wine tour out of Picton. A small/mid sized bus that was not over crowded but had the very personal tour experience. Our tour guide Annette was simply fantastic. We took in 6 wineries & had 5 to 6 tastings in each location. A very good sampling of... More 

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Dear Conrad S, Thank you very much for your great review. It’s good to hear you enjoyed your full day tour with Annette so much. Our tour guides are all passionate about sharing their knowledge of Marlborough and its fantastic wine. Wairau River Winery is a favourite stop for lunch and we’re very pleased to hear how much you liked... More 

Englefield Green, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A whizz around six vineyards with our delightful and hilarious German guide and driver Annette. Involved in the wine business in Europe, she had soaked up all there was to know about wine making in Blenheim. We should have visited seven vineyards, but we were enjoying lunch too much!! Some good company and wine aficionados from around the world. The... More 

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sar1pic, Owner at Sounds Connections, responded to this review

Dear FLYINGBLUEGDOG, Thanks so much for choosing Sounds Connection and for posting your wonderful comments about your all day tour. Many thanks on behalf of Annette too! It sounds like you had the experience that we hope all our customers will enjoy, and we really appreciate hearing your feedback. We work closely with the wineries we visit and only choose... More 

Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

For wine buffs the half day wine tour gives plenty of time for them to sample (and enjoy) the wines of at least five differing wineries close to Blenheim We were picked up and returned to our motel by a very friendly and knowledgeable tour driver/guide. A very pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

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Dear NI_Travellers_12, Thanks so much for posting feedback on your half day wine tour with us. This tour does indeed give a great taster of the variety of both wines and wineries here in Marlborough and we’re pleased it worked out well for you. If you’re ever back down this way we’d love to give you an even deeper insight... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My wife and I had a really enjoyable wine tour just a few days ago. Every winery we visited welcomed us and gave all the people on our bus a personalised wine tasting. The driver tour guide Frank was superb. He enthusiastically told us of all the points of interest on the tour and got all the passengers to become... More 

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sar1pic, Owner at Sounds Connections, responded to this review

Dear Michael S, Thank you for choosing Sounds Connection and for letting us know how much you enjoyed your tour. Frank really appreciates your comments – he, along with all our tour guides, is passionate about our region and the wine industry and enjoys passing that passion on to customers. We work closely with the brilliant wineries here in Marlborough... More 

Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had a great day with Don from Sounds Connections on a full day winery tour around the Marlborough Region, his knowledge and snippets about the region without being 'lecture style' was well balanced .... The wineries were well spaced and generous with their time and tastings, the settings beautiful. Lunch was at Allan Scotts winery where you could eat... More 

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sar1pic, Owner at Sounds Connections, responded to this review

Dear Lis H, Thank you for choosing a full-day wine tour with Sounds Connection, and for taking the time to post your fantastic feedback. Don and all the staff really appreciate your comments as you’ve summed up the experience we’re always aiming for – a relaxed, informative and memorable day with delicious food and wonderful wineries. Great to hear you... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We took the half day wine tour, which took in four or five wineries. Around a 20 minute drive from Picton to the first winery, then no more than 10-15 mins between each, with lots of interesting information about the region and the wineries. The first place we visited was apparently part of a large wine producing conglomerate, which I... More 

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sar1pic, Owner at Sounds Connections, responded to this review

Dear davidrbull, Thank you very much for posting feedback on your tour with Sounds Connection and we’re pleased to hear you enjoyed the half day tour. We do try to include a variety of different wineries on our schedule, from the large to the small independents, as some people like to visit labels they recognise and it can be interesting... More 

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Address: 94 Wellington Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-573 8843
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton

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