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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 18 Activities in Picton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Most recent review
- Aug 31, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We did the day tour with a young toddler on New Year's Eve. Our guide was so friendly and went above and beyond playing with our young son while we tasted wine. The van was comfortable with air con and a car seat.The tour owners are obviously very well connected in the area and have access to some of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We had a great time on the half day wine tour which took us to four vineyards (giesen, Forrest, Eradus, Drylands) and we would recommend all but Drylands. The driver picked us up on time from our hotel and we were in a medium sized van with 3 other couples. He also took us specially to the Makana candy factory.... More

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

Thank you for your feedback. We are the only wine tour company based in Picton and our daily tour itineraries are different each day depending on customer requests . Eradus is one of the newest cellar doors here in Marlborough and like a lot of our guests it was good to know you enjoyed there wines. Eradus is a small... More

Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

As we were due to arrive in Blenheim station at 11.45 the tour had been booked from 2.00pm. When we called to confirm the booking the day before it was suggested that we get picked up earlier so we could have lunch at the first vineyard. We went straight from the station to the hotel and were picked up 15... More

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

Thank you for your review. we are a small company that and love every visitor we host. We are really glad your tour went well and the region was enjoyable. Thanks More

Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

If you’re traveling from Wellington on a day trip as I was, this tour involved a 3 hour Cook Strait ferry crossing to Picton beginning early in the morning and 3 hours back to Wellington. I didn’t mind because it was all part of the adventure for me. The tour took us to 4 wineries and a chocolate factory (bonus... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

We've been picked up by bus directly at our campsite. This way we could both enjoy the tasting in all five wineries and the chocolate factory. Franc our tour guide made the tour very enjoyable. He had a big knowledge and a great sense of humour. I had forgotten my camera at the previous winery and he immediately went back... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

We did the full day tour. We were able to book the night before with free pickup from our picton accomodation which was good as another company we looked at were charging $40 for pickup. Annette was a fantastic guide who made the day really enjoyable. Really impressive local and wine knowledge as well. Recommend this company.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I went on a wine tour today with sounds connection and it was wonderful. Informative and interesting. They picked me up from the airport and Sam gave a very detailed background of the history of New Zealand and the region whilst we were on our way to pick up the others in our tour. I would not hesitate to recommend... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We decided to have a personal wine tour, arranged with our hotel, rather than the set tour. Although pricey, $100 p/hr, it was a great day. Annette was an excellent guide. We visited 4 wineries including a personal tour at Dog Point, chauffeured around the vines with the owner! It makes a big difference touring with an expert and I... More

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