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Full-Day Wine Tour from Blenheim provided by Sounds Connection

Full-Day Wine Tour from Blenheim

Full-Day Wine Tour from Blenheim
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
20
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    6h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    20
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Discover the full diversity of wine varieties this stunning Marlborough region has to offer and learn the secrets behind fine wine appreciation on this full-day tour from Blenheim. You will visit approximately six or seven wineries during the day and any special requests you may have can usually be accommodated. A winery lunch stop is included (at your own cost). A complimentary pick up from your central Blenheim accommodation is included and will return you thereafter or to a suitable drop off point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • 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
  • Start your day with pickup from your accommodation in Blenheim. Take in the sights of the Wairau Valley as you head to your first winery of the day. Expect to visit three wineries in the morning, remaining at the third one for lunch at their restaurant (own expense). Your afternoon itinerary includes another three or four wineries, and a stop at a chocolate factory that makes delectable sweet treats. Taste a variety of wines at each stop, and have the option to purchase bottles to take home. After a day of wine tasting, your guide returns you to your accommodation in Blenheim.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • 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
  • Start your day with pickup from your accommodation in Blenheim. Take in the sights of the Wairau Valley as you head to your first winery of the day. Expect to visit three wineries in the morning, remaining at the third one for lunch at their restaurant (own expense). Your afternoon itinerary includes another three or four wineries, and a stop at a chocolate factory that makes delectable sweet treats. Taste a variety of wines at each stop, and have the option to purchase bottles to take home. After a day of wine tasting, your guide returns you to your accommodation in Blenheim.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 38041P7
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Local guide with commentary provided
  • Small-group tour with 6-7 wineries provided
  • Lunch stop at a winery restaurant (at own cost)
Exclusions
  • Lunch (to be paid for locally)
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Airports:
  • Blenheim Airport, Blenheim 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
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Local guide with commentary provided
  • Small-group tour with 6-7 wineries provided
  • Lunch stop at a winery restaurant (at own cost)
Exclusions
  • Lunch (to be paid for locally)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Airports:
  • Blenheim Airport, Blenheim 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
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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M C
Byron Bay, Australia114 contributions
In January my partner and I booked in for a full day wine tour (lunch not included in the price). We were looking forward to seeing more of the local area/wineries and tasting some NZ wines.

Our ride was 30 min late however we did receive a text message letting us know. We were picked up from our Blenheim accommodation and joined 2 other couples. Our guide was Alison. She was friendly and provided some information about the region and wines.

The van was air conditioned and reasonably comfortable with 6 ppl. We went to 3 vineyards in the morning including the one that we bought lunch at: Nautilus Estate, No 1 Family Estate and Allan Scott (lunch). We were told that there was meant to be 4 wineries in the morning but b/c of time we only went to 3.

After enjoying lunch with our lovely tour group ($70 approx with 1 drink for 2 ppl) Alison returned with 4 new ‘afternoon only’ guests. At this point we had already done our tasting and had eaten lunch and were encouraged to walk around the property while the new group did their wine tasting. In our opinion this could have been organised much better in order to maximise time and wineries visited. Perhaps we should have all gone to a new winery and started the afternoon off this way rather than waiting around (30-40min) for others to finish. My partner and I decided to walk across the street to Cloudy Bay to try some of their wines instead of waiting around.

Once everyone was ready we went to 3 more vineyards and a chocolate shop. These wineries were: Framingham, Whitehaven and Saint Claire.

We started the day at 11:00am and finished at 5:30pm.

Overall, the day was good. Lots of beautiful cellar doors and wines to taste. We particularly enjoyed chatting with our tour group. The tour was middle of the road; nothing special but got the job done and allowed us to sit back and relax as we traveled from place to place.

Tip: if you are planing to ship wine overseas be sure to thoroughly understand the process as this was very different to what we have seen in the past or have used domestically in Australia. It would have been good for Sounds Connection to have this information ready for clients and be able to explain what they needed to do before or at the start of the tour.

We booked our wine tour 3 months in advance and would suggest doing this as they were very busy and sold out during the time we were there.

Thank you for a good day.
Written 4 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear 898MC898, Thank you very much for choosing Sounds Connection for your Full Day Wine Tour in Marlborough. We’re very glad you enjoyed the beautiful cellar doors, your lunch at Allan Scott Wines and getting to know the other visitors in your group. You’re right in that the organisation around your lunch venue and moving on to the next winery should have been much smoother and usually would be. Please accept our apologies for that - it was not up to our usual standard. In terms of shipping wine overseas, as every winery has a different approach we can't provide an overall guide for visitors, unfortunately. However, if a guest is interested in a particular winery we can certainly find out and advise them of shipping requirements in advance if that's helpful. Thanks very much for reviewing your tour with us. The Sounds Connection team
Written 29 January 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

cyd r
London, UK15 contributions
We booked late last night and they were still able to get us on a tour. Marsalla (not sure if that's spelt right) our tour guide/driver was so down to earth and knowledgeable about the area.
The best bit was she was able to take time out of the tour to go back to our favourite vineyard on the route back so we could pick up wines! She also was able to tailor it to our needs - one couple really liked red wines so she organised a tour at a vineyard recognised for its reds with an hour's notice.
She topped it off with a stop at a chocolate factory.
A great day, and some fantastic wines.
Written 29 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear cydr2014, Thanks so much for choosing Sounds Connection for your Full Day Wine Tour in Marlborough. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your day out. Marcella enjoyed taking your group around the vineyards and introducing you to the best our region has to offer! We always do our best to accommodate our visitors and tailor trips to suit individual needs - we want everyone to get the most out of their Marlborough experience so we're pleased to hear it worked out so well for your group. We appreciate you taking the time to review your trip with us. Thanks for the great comments. Enjoy the rest of your travels and enjoy your wine. The Sounds Connection team
Written 3 January 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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