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Sounds Connection

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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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US$50.93*
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Half-Day Wine Tour from Picton
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US$73.07*
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Full-Day Wine Tour from Picton
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US$121.78*
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Full-Day Marlborough Scenic and Wine Tour from Picton

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Great Half Day Wine Tour from Picton

We had a great tour today with Frank. We visited four wineries on our half day tour and learned a lot about wine making in Marlborough. We highly recommend.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
MMcL2013
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great tour today with Frank. We visited four wineries on our half day tour and learned a lot about wine making in Marlborough. We highly recommend.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking forward to a day of trying good (primarily white) wines and we were not disappointed. Peter, our guide and driver for the day, was informative both about wines and general life in Marlborough and New Zealand and also had a good memory for names, thus making everybody feel at home. The various vineyards we visitted provided tastings... More 

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Thank Graham R
Gdansk, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We buy package boat tour plus wine tour. Bout tour was not nice, fast and noisy boat, can't concentrate on beautyfull landscape. Wine tour very nice, very good guide, nice testing and chocolade factory, one bad point it was horted then we were offered and we should visit one more winery in this offer

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I had an intimate tour with Sounds Connection with Peter as our host. The tour was lovely, starting with Wither Hills. Hector (Wither Hills) deserves an honourable mention as our guide here as he went out of his way to be informative and friendly. This was a big start as Wither Hills is picturesque and impressive in... More 

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Due West, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good, safe drivers on a sound old bus transported us to Nelson when our InterCity bus messed up our reservations. 18 people cost NZ$900 for the 2-hour ride with no tour commentary. The driver was nice and professional, but was not a tour guide. He told us that they specialize in wine tours, and as we were not able to... More 

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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this review

Dear elsner2016, Thank you for your review. As noted, we did our best to accommodate your group at very short notice – we never like to see visitors let down and it would be a crying shame to miss the Marlborough wineries! We were happy we could find a driver and transfer you to Nelson on the first evening,and also... More 

Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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 12 January 2017 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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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this review

Dear klove10, Thank you for choosing to join a Full-Day Wine Tour with Sounds Connection on your recent NZ trip. We always aim to tailor tours to suit our customers whenever we can, so thank you very much for your positive feedback. Great to hear how much fun you had with Peter and pleased you enjoyed your lunch at Allan... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 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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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this review

Dear TripAdvisor Member, We take satisfaction in incorporating a customer’s preferences when planning a tour, and are pleased we could accommodate you. Glad to hear you enjoyed the choice of wineries so much. Our friendly (and humorous!) staff enjoy the ‘between vineyards’ discussions as much as you do. Thanks for your feedback. The Sounds Connection team More 

Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

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 27 December 2016 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 

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