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Address: 94 Wellington Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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+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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$72.29*
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Full-Day Wine Tour from Picton
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$50.38*
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Half-Day Wine Tour from Picton
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$120.48*
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Full-Day Marlborough Scenic and Wine Tour from Picton

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Great tour hosted by Peter!

The wineries were wonderful. I kept thinking our hosts were motivated by our host. So we tasted as many wines as we chose, at each winery. Excellent selection of wineries. And... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The wineries were wonderful. I kept thinking our hosts were motivated by our host. So we tasted as many wines as we chose, at each winery. Excellent selection of wineries. And lunch, at Hans Herzog winery, was amazing! You will be well served by using this tour company. (It's a challenge to write a review, but in this instance I... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were picked up by Peter from Picton this morning and had a great day out! We visited 6 wineries throughout the day and he tailored the afternoon of the tour to suit our group. Lunch was amazing at Allan Scott and we cruised around the region with heaps of laughs from Peter. Was a great day out and would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were picked up at our accommodation in Picton by Peter for the full day tour and it was just my husband and I for the morning which was lovely as we got to chat to Peter a lot and he is very funny! He chose the wineries we visited after discussing any preferences we had and they were great... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great half day wine tour. There were 10 people on the tour which was nice. They picked us up and dropped us off at our AirBnB in Blenheim.

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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this review

Thank You Nancy Great to know you enjoyed your wine tour with Sounds Connection. It is a great social time tasting great wines and enjoying the Marlborough scenery . More 

Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Left disillusioned and dehydrated after we paid $250pp for a tour supposed to include a "tour of New Zealand's first underground rock cellar" "Tour of winery and barrel hall" "try your hand at blending your own Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc." When I asked about these we were told "Oh, some wineries aren't open, I've been driving for 2 years and no... More 

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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this review

Dear MinstrelChow, We are very sorry you feel the way you do about your tour with Sounds Connection. We do state on our website that on occasion some venues may not be available and as we have great relationships with so many wonderful and diverse Marlborough wineries we feel we always have good alternative options on hand if those wineries... More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide, Peter, picked us at our Blenheim hotel at 10:00 am. We visited six wineries: Dry Hill, Villa Maria, Allan Scott, Huia, Cloudy Bay and Giesen and ended up visiting a Chocolate Factory. We had lunch at the Allan Scott Winery. Even in the wineries that we knew, we were able to taste some of the wines that they... More 

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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this review

Dear nelylee, Thank you for including Sounds Connection in your New Zealand holiday – it’s always a pleasure to host our overseas guests here in Marlborough. We like to ensure our customers visit a good number of wineries as well as a varied selection in terms of size and wine styles offered. We are spoilt for choice in Marlborough in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

After deciding the morning of to organise a wine tour, sounds connection were more than willing to pick us up from our camp site of choice (slightly outside of Blenheim where other companies charge $30) We were greeted by Peter, our driver and tour guide for the day. He was so knowledgable and funny - I don't remember the last... More 

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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this review

Dear Ellie L, We are so pleased we could expand your knowledge of wine, and even convert you to a new variety! As part of our approach to make every customer’s visit a special one, we do what we can to make a wine tour with Sounds Connection fun, easy and informative. We really are spoilt for choice in Marlborough... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Awesome day tasting amazing wines! And Frank was a very knowledgeable and fun guide. The whole tour was beyond expectations!! The half day was perfect for us!

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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this review

Dear kirsty_dalton23, Thank you for the glowing review of your Half Day Wine Tour with Frank – great to hear the trip was ‘beyond expectations’!. We take pride in our knowledge of the Marlborough region and its wines. We also place a big emphasis on our friendly approach and having fun and we really appreciate you taking time to tell... More 

Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I did a full day wine tour with Frank as our driver. It was just us in the morning and two lovely young Austrian girls joined us after lunch. Frank was very knowledgable and informative and lots of fun. He took us to 6 lovely and varied wineries and a delightful lunch spot in between. We asked... More 

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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this review

Dear TKCollins, That’s high praise indeed and we are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with Frank on your Full Day Wine Tour. We certainly try to make every customer’s trip around our beautiful Marlborough region a special one and incorporate requests if at all possible. Thanks for including Sounds Connection in your NZ tour plans and... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I took the 1/2 day tour yesterday and had a wonderful time. Frank - our tour guide - was not only very informative, with his knowledge of the region's history and wines, but also pretty bloody funny - for a Pom (ok so he's been in NZ for decades- but hey, it had to be said Frank).... More 

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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this review

Dear Doug and Mandy, Thanks very much for the recommendation – we are honoured to be included in our guests’ itineraries and love sharing what we have here in Marlborough with visitors, especially our friends from over the ditch! Frank enjoyed his time with you. We always try to include specific requests and tailor tours to our customers whenever possible.... More 

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