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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

My fiancé and I had such an enjoyable day on this wine tour. It was so easy to book and we were picked up directly from our accommodation in Bleinheim. Sam was an excellent tour guide,he gave us lots of interesting facts on the area and the wine producers,he was very knowledgeable! We visited 4 lovely vineyards and I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of wine we got to taste,4-7 in each vineyard. We also got a bonus trip to a chocolate factory! Thank you for the lovely day!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Laura M
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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2018

Dear Laura M,

That's great feedback - thanks so much for taking the time to post this. We're very happy to hear how much you enjoyed Sam's informative guiding, the Marlborough wineries, and the delicious wines. Very pleased you found the whole process smooth and easy too.

Thanks again,
The Sounds Connection team

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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

If you are worried about doing a tour solo, you need not be with Sounds Connection. It was an awesome tour, with lovely wines and an awesome guide, Peter. Thumbs up, highly recommended! Oh, and it did help that the rest of the group from UK and France were nice too :)

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Sharon K
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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2018

Dear Sharon K,

Thanks so much for the fantastic feedback about your wine tour with Peter and Sounds Connection. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the wines, Peter's guiding, and your fellow travellers' company. We want every single one of our customers to have a brilliant time in Marlborough - glad it worked out so well for you.

Many thanks for the recommendation as well.
The Sounds Connection team

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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic half day tour with Sam. He was incredibly knowledgeable and took great care of us. Each winery was selected based on our interest and each one had a fun place to distract out three young girls as we sampled the best that Marlborough has to offer. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank HK-RedWings
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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Dear HK-RedWings,

We do our best to tailor all our tours to suit our customers, children included! Delighted to hear how much you and your girls enjoyed your time with Sam in the wonderful Marlborough wineries.

Thanks very much for your feedback and recommendation.
The Sounds Connection team

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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Fourth time going out with Mark on the vessel “Tory”. As always the experience was beyond expectations and Mark ensured we went home with an abundance of fish. Sarah was fantastic her customer service goes above and beyond. Love coming home from Australia and going out fishing with these guys highly recommend you give it a crack you will not be disappointed.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Hart68
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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Dear Hart68,

It is always a pleasure taking you out fishing in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your trip, and for your kind comments about Mark, Sarah, and the fish.

We hope to see you again!
The Sounds Connection team

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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

We did the full day tour with young Frank today. We really had a good time, what a memorable day! We went to Hunters, Whitehaven and Allen Scott, where we also had a delicious lunch. I had the fish course and wife had the seafood chowder. The weather was superb all day. Afternoon we did Spy Valley, Forrest and Framingham. I enjoyed the tour that Frank provided, I liked the fact that we went to the smaller operations and I enjoyed the commentary. It was all very relaxed and well run. We also did the chocolate factory but that was not a highlight for me. The only addition I would like to have seen was more of a technical tour at one of the winery's; maybe an explanation and demonstration of the processes of how it's all made and a tour of the chemical bits and pieces.

Date of experience: February 2018
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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Dear suppersam,

Thanks so much for choosing Sounds Connection. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your full day wine tour and appreciate you taking time to post your feedback. Great to hear how much you enjoyed each of the wineries, the lunch at Allan Scott's Twelve Trees Vineyard Restaurant and Frank's guiding. All of our guides are passionate about Marlborough and its many wineries and are great at sharing that passion. We also try very hard to tailor our winery choices to our groups whenever we can.

We do offer behind-the-scenes access on our Gourmet or Private tours; although with all the action focused on the vines themselves right now all that's happening in the wineries is cleaning! But if you're passing back through Marlborough on your travels be sure to get in contact for more information about our behind-the-scenes tour options!

Thanks again for your great review.
The Sounds Connection team

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