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Sounds Connection

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Address: 94 Wellington Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-573 8843
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Fun-filled, flexible daily tours to the best of Marlborough's wineries!

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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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$49*
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Half-Day Wine Tour from Picton
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$71*
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Full-Day Wine Tour from Picton
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$118*
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Full-Day Marlborough Scenic and Wine Tour from Picton

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Interesting & Informative

Frank was a fantastic guide, giving us a great insight into Picton, New Zealand and of course the Marlborough wine families and vineyards. Not a dull moment was had, Frank knew as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Amanda G
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Frank was a fantastic guide, giving us a great insight into Picton, New Zealand and of course the Marlborough wine families and vineyards. Not a dull moment was had, Frank knew as much about the local flora and fauna as he did about the wineries we visited...HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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SarPicton, Manager at Sounds Connection, responded to this review

Dear Amanda G, We really appreciate the wonderful feedback and your recommendation. Great to hear how much fun you had on your tour with Frank and Sounds Connection. Our guides are all very knowledgeable and great ambassadors for the Marlborough region and its world-class wines. Thanks very much for the “highly recommended”! The Sounds Connection team More 

Bend, Oregon
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We had an excellent experience with this company while we were in Picton. Our driver was funny, and full of knowledge and information about the area. With wine facts, historical facts, population, and geography knowledge as well. We did the half day tour which took us to four wineries and a chocolate factory at the end of it all. I... More 

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SarPicton, Manager at Sounds Connection, responded to this review

Dear Chad C, We couldn’t ask for a better response than it was “a lot of fun”! Thank you so much for posting your review – we’re really happy to hear how much you enjoyed your half day wine tour. Our guides are excellent sources of knowledge of all things Marlborough and love to share that with visitors. We appreciate... More 

Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Had a great day out the first half was the scenic trip and the second half the wine trip. The driver whose name escapes me came fro the South Island where I came from years ago. We both knew areas and stuff so it was a bit like a trip down memory lane. I years ago spent time around the... More 

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SarPicton, Manager at Sounds Connection, responded to this review

Dear 120851Bwc, Thank you for your great review of your day out with Sounds Connection. We’re delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your scenic and wine tour and very happy to be able to assist you on your trip down memory lane! There’s a lot to be discovered in Marlborough for those both new to the area or revisiting... More 

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Did a fishing trip with this company a few years ago so decided to take a half day wine tour this time and I had another brilliant day tasting some of the wonderful wines Marlborough is known for. We were a small group of 5 and Pete our tour driver soon had us all laughing and chatting like old friends.... More 

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SarPicton, Manager at Sounds Connection, responded to this review

Dear Bazzba, We really appreciate the wonderful feedback – thanks very much for posting your review. It was great to have you back with Sounds Connection and we’re really happy to hear you enjoyed your second trip with us as much as the first. Our guides are experts on the wineries, on the region and at ensuring their guests have... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Thanks Peter for a lovely afternoon wine tasting. The wineries we visited were all top quality and treated us like VIPs. Really enjoyed the companyof our small group of 5 and Peter's local knowledge and anecdotes helped to make this a perfect way to spend a few hours.

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SarPicton, Manager at Sounds Connection, responded to this review

Dear Morch1501, We’re delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your Sounds Connection wine tour with Peter. We’re very lucky here in Marlborough having such great quality wineries to choose from and our enthusiastic guides love sharing the region’s beautiful wine and scenery with visitors. Thanks very much for taking the time to post your wonderful review, The Sounds Connection... More 

Kellyville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Go with these people! Don and Peter gave us a lovely day. Very informative, interesting, relaxed and took an interest in their guests. Great sense of humor . Chose interesting wineries and the chocolate shop was a lively way to finish. Loved it!

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SarPicton, Manager at Sounds Connection, responded to this review

Dear Chris B, What a great review – thank you very much! Very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your tour with Don, Peter and Sounds Connection. We are spoilt for choice with the wineries here in Marlborough – and the handmade chocolates at Makana are the perfect way to finish off a day’s wine tasting. Thanks for posting,... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Our driver Alan was great. Departure was prompt and because it was a small bus we could move around easily. Wineries visited were top notch.

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SarPicton, Manager at Sounds Connection, responded to this review

Dear Jane B, Thanks so much for choosing Sounds Connection for your Marlborough wine tour. We’re so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your trip with Alan around our beautiful wine region. Thanks for posting your great review, The Sounds Connection team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Enjoyed the Sounds Connections Wine Tour. Pickup was right on time and easy to find. Car was comfortable and clean for 6 adults. Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Personalized tour for us. We visited 4 vineyards and had a tasting at each. Also visited a chocolate store and had a tasting there. Great afternoon and reasonable price.

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SarPicton, Manager at Sounds Connection, responded to this review

Dear R7662PVkiml, Thank you for your great review of your personalised wine tour with Sounds Connection. We’re thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed the wines, your tour guide’s commentary, the stunning Marlborough scenery and the handmade chocolate treat at the end. Thank you too for your comments regarding the reasonable price of your tour. Thanks for posting – we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Had a great day with Sam from Sounds Connections. Very friendly and informative . Nothing was too much trouble and we were able to take our time the whole day. Well worth every cent.

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Thank Lyn D
SarPicton, Manager at Sounds Connection, responded to this review

Dear Lyn D, Delighted to hear you enjoyed your full day wine tour with Sam and Sounds Connection so much. Our guides are very knowledgeable and passionate about the region and genuinely enjoy sharing it with visitors. Thanks for the comment about the tour being good value for money too – we really appreciate the feedback and are glad you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Great tour guide Pete,and lovely people on our bus. Half day wine tour was just right, 4 wineries plus the scrummy yummy chocolate. Great mix of different types of vineyard, our favouite the organic one. Tip, worth having a quick bite to eat if your on the half day afternoon tour before you start, although there are only tasters with... More 

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SarPicton, Manager at Sounds Connection, responded to this review

Dear Heather D, Thank you so much for the great feedback on your half day wine tour and your fantastic recommendation of Sounds Connection. We know we have a wonderful product to share and fantastic guides to share it, but it’s always so good to hear how much our customers have enjoyed their time with us in the Marlborough wine... More 

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