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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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Great wine tour with a knowledgeable guide

We had a great day on the Gourmet Wine Experience tour of the Marlborough wineries. We started at the large Wither Hills establishment, As well as the tasting we saw the cellars... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
PJCS00
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Epsom, England, United Kingdom
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Epsom, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great day on the Gourmet Wine Experience tour of the Marlborough wineries. We started at the large Wither Hills establishment, As well as the tasting we saw the cellars and a view over the modern facilities behind, and out front they have a row of vines of every variety grown in the area as well as a... More 

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Brisbane
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sounds Connections is an excellent choice. We were an extended family of 8 visiting Picton on a cruise. We pre-booked from Australia and worked with Sarah to organise an itinerary that allowed us to sample the best of this beautiful region in the short time we had in port and something to suit all ages (8 to 80). She was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our tour yesterday.We were picked up on time .Thank you to Frank our driver who gave us information on the area as we drove around.We never felt rushed and enjoyed all the wineries , especially the organic one.

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Thank Chipndale2225
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a tour of the Marlborough wineries with Don from Sounds Connection. He is a friendly, funny and informative guide who appears to have a genuine interest and passion in his work. The wineries selected were lovely, providing for a variety of wine tasting and a variety of wineries (some smaller family owned and others larger). Don also provided... More 

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Thank Rebecca C
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the full day tour and went to St Clair for lunch which was amazing! You must order the share platter for 2, with matching wine, delicious! We even had time to go to Pataka next door and buy some amazing cheeses! Pete our tour guide was awesome, pretty funny guy. If you can, request to go to Hunters... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this Wine Experience tour three months out through a travel agent. We were collected at our accommodation on time by Don who was great through out the day and we visited some great wineries and were looked after very well. The only bad taste was the lunch visit to Hans Herzog Winery for lunch. We were promised a... More 

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Thank hazza2016
sar1pic, Owner at Sounds Connections, responded to this review

Dear hazza2016, Thank you for choosing Sounds Connection and for your kind comments about Don, your guide, and about your tour around the wineries. We are very disappointed that your lunch experience wasn’t up to standard however. We apologise for not getting back to you sooner regarding your phone call to our offices, but given how seriously we take this... More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We really enjoyed the 1/2 day wine tour with Don. He got everything right for us: on-time pick up, an informative commentary, time to absorb it, nice Kiwi wit without being an amateur comedian, and pleasant teamwork with the cellar door staff. The tour was well-paced, visiting a good variety of types of winery with plenty of time to sample... More 

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Thank Chris W
sar1pic, Owner at Sounds Connections, responded to this review

Dear Chris W, Don and the team really appreciate your thoughtful and detailed review of your wine tour with Sounds Connection. You’ve covered so many of the points we strive to achieve for our customers and it’s great to hear when we’re on track. Thank you very much for posting your feedback and glad we could provide you with a... More 

lancashire
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This is a great full or half day out. We had booked for just the afternoon but got a phonecall in the morning asking if we would like to join a tour for lunch and an extra tasting 2 hours earlier than planned. We did and had a lovely meal at Allan Scotts. The tasting is coming such good fun... More 

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1 Thank mosmum
sar1pic, Owner at Sounds Connections, responded to this review

Dear mosmum, Thanks so much for your lovely feedback. We do try for a good mixture of education and fun! So glad you could join Sam and Sounds Connection for the full day tour and that you enjoyed your meal at Allan Scott’s fantastic Twelve Trees restaurant. Thanks again, The Sounds Connection team More 

Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Pete our tour guide was just so lovely and knowledgeable! We had great fun on the half day wine tour, and were taken to some of the boutique wineries around Marlborough. All the wineries chosen were special in their own way. Just great. Thanks for an awesome day out Pete!

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1 Thank Meagan S
sar1pic, Owner at Sounds Connections, responded to this review

Dear Meagan S, Great to hear how well your half day wine tour with Pete and Sounds Connection went! Thanks very much for taking the time to post your glowing review – we appreciate all the feedback we receive from our customers and love hearing how much people enjoy our wonderful province and its unique selection of wineries. With thanks,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Very accommodating and friendly staff. Sam our tour guide was brilliant and made our visit even better. Must recommend for a those who are doing a whistlestop tour of the town.

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sar1pic, Owner at Sounds Connections, responded to this review

Dear TripAdvisor Member, Great to hear your very positive feedback, thank you. We’re delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your tour with Sam. Thanks for taking the time to post your comments. The Sounds Connection team More 

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