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Half-Day Wine Tour from Picton provided by Sounds Connection

Half-Day Wine Tour from Picton

Half-Day Wine Tour from Picton
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95% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3–4 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
20
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese, French
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 38041P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Wine tasting
  • Local driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Sounds Connection
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
3–4 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Your tour departs from your Central Picton accommodation or collection from the i-SITE Visitor Information Centre is available should you be arriving by ferry or train
  • Ports:
  • Picton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, The Foreshore, Picton 7220, New Zealand
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • Wine tasting
  • Local driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Sounds Connection
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Your tour departs from your Central Picton accommodation or collection from the i-SITE Visitor Information Centre is available should you be arriving by ferry or train
  • Ports:
  • Picton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, The Foreshore, Picton 7220, New Zealand
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Sounds Connection
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    An afternoon among the vines! You will be collected and taken on a tour through the Marlborough wine region visiting three-four hand-picked wineries. A lunch stop is not included in this tour so we do advise you have something to eat prior to joining us. We offer a complimentary pick-up from your central Picton or central Blenheim accommodation and will return you thereafter.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
44 reviews
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Chelsea J
3 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We had a wonderful half day wine tasting in the Marlborough wine region with Frank. There were 7 of us total and we visited 4 wineries in 4 hours including a stop at Makana chocolates at the end. Frank was quite funny and knowledgeable about the local wines and history of the area. As we were finishing the tour, we found out the road from Blenheim to Picton was suddenly closed due to a crash. Frank cheerfully drove us on the Queen Charlotte Drive, an alternate, and more scenic route back to Picton with a few picture-worthy stops. This really made for a memorable experience. Thank you, Frank! We had a lovey time and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a wine tasting in the area!
Written March 6, 2020
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Dear 152chelseaj, Thank you so much for your very kind review of your Half Day wine tour with us. We're definitely all about flexibility here at Sounds Connection so we're glad you enjoyed your scenic re-routed trip back to base! We're really glad you enjoyed your day out wine tasting with Frank as well - our guides are all big fans of the Marlborough region and love to share it with visitors. And we're spoilt for choice here with so many fantastic local wineries to choose from. Thanks again for your great feedback and for your recommendation, The Sounds Connection team
Written June 11, 2020
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itchy242
Seattle, WA12 contributions
Jan 2020
Sam was a superb tour guide, we got a great overview of the region on the drive to Blenheim. His knowledge/appreciation of wine was obvious. The half-day tour gave a concise overview of Marlborough and it was great having someone else drive!
Written January 9, 2020
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Dear itchy242, Thank you very much for choosing Sounds Connection and for writing such a great review of your wine tour with us. We loved hearing how much you enjoyed Sam's knowledgeable guiding and your half-day tour around the wonderful Marlborough wineries. We hope the rest of your trip was just as enjoyable. With thanks, The Sounds Connection team
Written February 3, 2020
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Richard B
Chester-le-Street, UK31 contributions
There were 10 of us in the minibus from 4 different countries. Our driver was Sam and he picked us up bang on time. We visited 4 wineries and by the 2nd we were all chatting as though we were old friends! Sam was knowledgeable and friendly, each winery was different but each host was welcoming and informative. There was no pressure to buy any wines, some did, some didn't. Lovely afternoon in a beautiful part of the world.
Written February 13, 2020
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Dear RichardB6562, Thanks so much for your kind review of your wine tour with Sam. Great to hear you made new friends with your fellow travellers - we usually find that is the case! Very pleased you enjoyed the varied selection of wineries and the friendly informative staff at each of them. We're lucky to partner with such great wineries here in Marlborough. Thanks for choosing Sounds Connection and enjoy your travels, The Sounds Connection team
Written February 13, 2020
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KiwiKerry53
Wellington, New Zealand4,580 contributions
Jul 2020
Great afternoon with Sounds Connection. It was so sad to learn that the majority of cellar doors and restaurants were closed. Whether it is permanent or not, is an unknown.
We visited 3 vineyards and the Makana Chocolate Factory - probably vineyards that they wouldn't once have gone to, so new experiences.
My friend and I and one other couple was t he business of the day, so tough for these businesses.
Had a great day and would go with Sounds Connection again, have done several tours with them in the past.
Written July 6, 2020
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Dear KiwiKerry53, It was great to have you join us on our Winter Warmer Wine Tour in July. We really appreciate your continued support. We’re so happy to hear how much you enjoyed the wine tour. These three wineries are definitely on our regular favourites list but happily more cellar doors are opening up again as the warm weather hits. We’re delighted to see the resilience in the local Marlborough wine industry. Thanks so much for your kind review. The Sounds Connection team
Written September 9, 2020
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jennithorn
Gundagai, Australia2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
We were in town for one day on a cruise ship. This was a great way to see the sights, enjoy some of the regions beautiful wines and learn some history. Peter was an excellent tour guide! I highly recommend!
Written December 29, 2019
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Dear jennithorn, We're so glad you enjoyed your day in the Marlborough wine region with us so much. Thanks for choosing Sounds Connection! We love taking cruise visitors around the sights and the wineries and we really appreciate your kind feedback, especially Peter. We hope you're having a wonderful cruise around New Zealand. Thanks very much for the recommendation, The Sounds Connection team
Written January 8, 2020
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DavidK
London39 contributions
This was the first wine tour we'd ever done.

We don't have a strong understanding of wines but we do know that back in the UK we love New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, so the opportunity to do our first wine tour in this region was too goid to miss.

Our guide was informative and full of interesting information about the unique growing conditions of the area.

There was no hard sell at the wineries, though some chose to buy some bottles anyway.

We visited Wither Hills, Framingham, Saint Clair, the Makana chocolate factory and finally Clark Estate.

We were really pleased with this tour and happily recommend it to others.
Written March 29, 2019
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Dear WavyD, Thanks very much for your detailed feedback. We're delighted we could help grow your knowledge of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc! We are lucky to partner with such wonderful staff at our cellar doors here in Marlborough - we're pleased to hear you enjoyed the guiding, the wineries and the wine so much. Thanks for taking the time to post your review. The Sounds Connection team
Written April 7, 2019
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Jeremy M
Sydney, Australia18 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
Young Frank took us to 4 different wineries and the choice was excellent. We have been to this area before and toured by bicycle so we were glad to take it a bit easier this time. Frank's general knowledge was great and he was a very safe and careful driver. We enjoyed the wines, lovely gardens and ambience of the wine tasting areas.
Written February 4, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Jeremy M, What a wonderful recommendation - thank you for your great comments about our guide and the wineries selected for your Marlborough wine tour. Our guides love to share their passion for and knowledge of the local area with visitors. We really appreciate you taking the time to post your review. The Sounds Connection team
Written February 6, 2018
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carolyn b
2 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
Our tour guide Frank was just terrific-- very knowledgable, good-natured, efficient time-wise yet flexible (so we could get some extra pictures in). It was a super memorable excursion, and I highly recommend the experience.
Written February 1, 2018
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Dear carolyn b, Thank you for choosing Sounds Connection for your half day wine tour. Frank is delighted to hear your feedback, as are we all. We do our best to accommodate all our customers as much as possible, so we're glad the flexibility of the tour suited you. Thank you very much for taking the time to post your feedback, for your recommendation and for your kind comments. With thanks, The Sounds Connection team
Written February 6, 2018
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WildAdam
Perth, Australia17 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
A great tour to do with a free afternoon, lovely wineries chosen and a great mix of people to have a laugh and drink wine with!!
Special thanks to Sarah for collecting me from the ferry and to Sam for getting me back in time!!!
Written April 4, 2019
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Dear WildAdam, It was a pleasure to get you to and from the ferry with a great wine tour in between! Thanks very much for your kind comments about the tour, the wineries and your tour group. Glad we could provide such a fun afternoon for you in Marlborough. With thanks, The Sounds Connection team
Written April 7, 2019
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Sarah G
Tonbridge, UK54 contributions
We were picked up from our accommodation on time and we were on the tour with 10 others. Sam was fun and shared lots of info about the region and wine making in general. He didn’t make us feel rushed as we went from place to place. We visited 4 wineries, all very different, and tried around 5 wines at each one. A fun afternoon!
Written March 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Ameixinha, Thanks so much for joining us for your wine tour of Marlborough. We're very pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with Sam visiting the wonderful Marlborough wineries and learning about our region and about winemaking. Great that you found the tour went at a relaxed pace too. Thanks for taking the time to post your great review of your fun afternoon. The Sounds Connection team
Written March 21, 2019
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Half day wine tour
Was great being picked up and dropped off at our motel door. Our driver was relaxed, informative and good value. We
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Excellent Full Day Wine Tour
Brilliant day touring the vineyards. Sam was very knowledgeable regarding the area and wines. In all the years of c
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Awesome Fishing Trip
We went out fishing with Mark from Sounds Connection and what trip! Awesome boat, great weather and the day just ke
travellerpct123
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Sounds Connection winter warmer
Me and my partner were on the winter warmer wine tour this week and it was absolutely fantastic, our guide Maria wa
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Wine Tour with Sounds Connection - June 2020
We went on their Winter Warmer Wine Tour the first week it launched. Our guide Maria was very friendly and had lots
mikeyh2014
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Hugely enjoyable
Booked through Viator, this Sounds Connection trip was efficient, nicely driven and competed by Sam and filled just
JamesP2845
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Excellent
Had a great day and enjoyed trying all the different wines and seeing the pretty vineyards. Peter our guide was sup
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Informative and fun
We really enjoyed learning about not only the vineyards but our tour mates as well. The bus was very comfortable an
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Fun Was Had
We did this tour with our adult daughter. We particularly enjoyed the Hunter Wines. All the wineries gave a good ta
Sarah5368
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Great wine tasting tour!
This is a full day with great service, You are picked up from your Picton accomodation and driven to the vineyards
987claren
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Winning wineries
We had a brilliant day of wine tasting with a lovely group of friendly wine lovers. We were picked up promptly at t
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Vines and fun
Had an amazing 1/2 day tour with Sam. Very informative and fun. Highly recommend. Loved the chocolate place at the
runtmc2012
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Great day
Lovely day tasting some great wine with good company from fellow travellers. Our driver/guide, Don was witty and kn
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marlborough wine tour
excellent ,Sam pick us p from our motel in Picton.On the way told us what to expect. explained wine making.The whol
JeanetteW731
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great day
We were a group of ten women on an away weekend. Don picked us up at 10am in Picton and we had a wonderful day tour
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