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Sounds Connections Wine Tours

94 Wellington Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
64 3 5738843
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Ranked #6 of 22 Activities in Picton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Food & Drink
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Felixstowe
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Visited two famous wineries in the morning (Wither Hills and Cloudy Bay) and good tastings. Then lunch at Hans Hertog fine dining Brasserie A further two tastings in the afternoon culminating with a visit to a Handmade Chocolate factory. A brilliant day and a very good guide to help us through the day Definately worth putting this trip on your... More 

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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We did not do a regular tour with them. We booked a private tour since I wanted to visit small wineries with little or no representation in the US. First, let me say that dealing with the office staff (Sarah and Kylie) was a real treat. They responded to all emails in a timely fashion and gave all necessary information.... More 

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sar1pic, Owner at Sounds Connections Wine Tours, responded to this review

CookGirl-CA, thank you so much for your extremely kind review of your private tour with Sounds Connection, and for your great recommendation. You have made everybody’s day here. The wonderful Sarah and Kylie were delighted to hear your praises. John was your guide for the day and he is very knowledgeable and has loads of experience in the Marlborough wine... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great full day tour with Sam! We visited 7 wineries with a lovely lunch on the patio of Alan Scott. Sam was very friendly and knowledgeable, and I was very appreciative he changed the itinerary in the middle of the day to work in my love of Kim Crawford! He even stopped at the chocolate factory! All around perfect day!

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sar1pic, Owner at Sounds Connections Wine Tours, responded to this review

Lovely to hear from you, AmericanMegs. Sam is delighted to have another happy customer! We always try our best to tailor the tours to our clients’ tastes so that everyone gets the most out of their day in Marlborough wine country – we’re thrilled to hear it worked so well for you. The restaurant at the Allan Scott winery is... More 

nz
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My partner and myself had a thoroughly enjoyable time on this wine tour. Our guide - Sam - was extremely knowledgeable about the wine industry and all of the places we visited were fabulous. I had been to a few of the wineries in the past, but participating in this wine tour is definitely a 'must do' if you are... More 

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sar1pic, Owner at Sounds Connections Wine Tours, responded to this review

Lovely to hear from you, Hipsy S.Sam is proving popular as a guide on trip advisor at the moment. The other guides are fun and knowledgeable too and we are proud of them all especially with lovely feedback such as you have posted. We really appreciate you taking the time to send us your feedback and you are right,a wine... More 

Welton
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This had been booked by our agent in the UK and for once, she got it perfect! We were picked up on time from our hotel by the very knowledgeable and enthusiastic wine man Sam and, along with two other couples, we made our way first to Hunters winery with up to six wines. This location was good but just... More 

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sar1pic, Owner at Sounds Connections Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on trip advisor. We enjoyed reading your review as it was very thorough and interesting commentary on your experience in the Marlborough winery cellar doors. As a rule we try not to visit venues when other small groups are there and daily work hard to arrange very good tour itineraries showcasing the best of Marlborough.... More 

Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were picked up and dropped off from our hotel. Really friendly and knowledgable guide. The wineries we visited were super, 4 in total 1 small, 1 boutique and then 2 larger known brands.

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sar1pic, Owner at Sounds Connections Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our Half Day wine tour during your visit to Marlborough. This is a popular choice for guests who want to fit a few things in on a day or only have a short time in the region.We are glad you enjoyed the wineries we visited and complimentary hotel pick up and drop off. More 

Gladstone, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

We did a full tour compliments of our daughter, only ones on in morning tour and had some beautiful wines, then lunch, dessert and coffee before a few more vineyards and chocolate stop. We enjoyed the whole trip and learnt a lot. Sam was very informative and explained many things to us. My only comment would be if I could... More 

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sar1pic, Owner at Sounds Connections Wine Tours, responded to this review

We are so pleased your daughter bought you as lovely a gift as a wine tour with Sounds Connection. Our full day tour certainly is a great way to taste a good variety of wine and see the local Marlborough Area. Rockferry wines is a popular modern fusion winery restaurant where a lot of our guests love to visit. Giesens... More 

Geelong, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My wife and I were picked up from the accommodation in the morning and to our delight were informed we were the only ones on the tour for the morning. We went to 3 wineries in the morning before stopping for lunch. Lunch was great and were picked up after with the bus full of people only doing the afternoon... More 

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sar1pic, Owner at Sounds Connections Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post feedback for our tour. We work very hard in making the most of our visitors time in the wine region. Our full day tour is the tour you went on and is a great day out as you have indicated. Our guides including myself all have a passion for Marlborough and its wines More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Frank our driver was great full of information and humour. The wineries we visited were informitive and enjoyable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had a full day tour with our host Don. He took us to a variety of wineries which was a really good pace. We saw plenty and never felt rushed. It was personable and we had a fantastic lunch.

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