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Half-Day Wine Tour from Picton provided by Sounds Connection

Half-Day Wine Tour from Picton

Half-Day Wine Tour from Picton
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Enjoy an afternoon among the vines on this half-day wine tour from Picton. You will be collected and taken on a tour through the Marlborough wine region visiting approximately four wineries. A lunch stop is not included in this tour so it is advised that you have something to eat prior to joining the tour so you can enjoy tasting a range of stunning Marlborough wines. Flexibility is the key, and we will always do our best to include any requests you may have or let the experts select some fabulous wineries for you to visit for the afternoon.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • 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
Your tour starts with pickup from your centrally located Picton accommodation. As you travel to your first destination, your guide shares background information about New Zealand wines and the Marlborough wine region, which is known for sauvignon blanc and pinot noir. Taste a range of wines at four or five different wineries during your afternoon tour. You'll get to know more about the production at each winery, see the vineyards, and get firsthand experience of the world famous Marlborough wine region. Your guide may be able to accommodate a request for a specific winery, or you can let the guide select great wineries for your tour. A lunch stop is not included; it is recommended that you eat before departing.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • 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
Your tour starts with pickup from your centrally located Picton accommodation. As you travel to your first destination, your guide shares background information about New Zealand wines and the Marlborough wine region, which is known for sauvignon blanc and pinot noir. Taste a range of wines at four or five different wineries during your afternoon tour. You'll get to know more about the production at each winery, see the vineyards, and get firsthand experience of the world famous Marlborough wine region. Your guide may be able to accommodate a request for a specific winery, or you can let the guide select great wineries for your tour. A lunch stop is not included; it is recommended that you eat before departing.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 38041P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Wine tasting
Local driver/guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entry/Admission - Sounds Connection
Exclusions
Lunch
Duration
3–4 hours
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Your tour departs from your Central Picton accommodation or collection from the i-SITE Visitor Information Centre is available should you be arriving by ferry or train
Ports:
Picton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, The Foreshore, Picton 7220, 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
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum drinking age is 18 years
Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
Not wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
Wine tasting
Local driver/guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entry/Admission - Sounds Connection
Exclusions
Lunch
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Your tour departs from your Central Picton accommodation or collection from the i-SITE Visitor Information Centre is available should you be arriving by ferry or train
Ports:
Picton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, The Foreshore, Picton 7220, 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
3–4 hours
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum drinking age is 18 years
Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
Not wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Sounds Connection
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    An afternoon among the vines! You will be collected and taken on a tour through the Marlborough wine region visiting three-four hand-picked wineries. A lunch stop is not included in this tour so we do advise you have something to eat prior to joining us. We offer a complimentary pick-up from your central Picton or central Blenheim accommodation and will return you thereafter.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Lizzie H
6 contributions
Wine, sun, knowledgeable guide & chocolate = great afternoon!
Oct 2020 • Couples
Fantastic afternoon with Frank, easy pick up from Picton and great winery experiences & chocolate shop stop. Frank was very knowledgeable about the local area and made it a memorable trip. Definitely recommend! Great thing to do on your first afternoon straight off the ferry!
Written 25 October 2020
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SoundsConnectionTeam
Dear Lizzie H, Thanks so much for taking time to review your Half-Day Wine Tour with Sounds Connection. We loved hearing how much you enjoyed your afternoon out in the Marlborough wineries with Frank as your guide. We’re spoilt for choice with fantastic wines and wineries here in Marlborough and agree that it’s the perfect thing to do straight off the ferry! We really appreciate the recommendation too. With thanks, The Sounds Connection team
Written 7 December 2020
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KiwiKerry53
Wellington, New Zealand4,351 contributions
Awesome afternoon
Jul 2020
Great afternoon with Sounds Connection. It was so sad to learn that the majority of cellar doors and restaurants were closed. Whether it is permanent or not, is an unknown.
We visited 3 vineyards and the Makana Chocolate Factory - probably vineyards that they wouldn't once have gone to, so new experiences.
My friend and I and one other couple was t he business of the day, so tough for these businesses.
Had a great day and would go with Sounds Connection again, have done several tours with them in the past.
Written 6 July 2020
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Dear KiwiKerry53, It was great to have you join us on our Winter Warmer Wine Tour in July. We really appreciate your continued support. We’re so happy to hear how much you enjoyed the wine tour. These three wineries are definitely on our regular favourites list but happily more cellar doors are opening up again as the warm weather hits. We’re delighted to see the resilience in the local Marlborough wine industry. Thanks so much for your kind review. The Sounds Connection team
Written 9 September 2020
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Chelsea J
3 contributions
Excellent wine tasting and accommodating tour guide
Mar 2020 • Couples
We had a wonderful half day wine tasting in the Marlborough wine region with Frank. There were 7 of us total and we visited 4 wineries in 4 hours including a stop at Makana chocolates at the end. Frank was quite funny and knowledgeable about the local wines and history of the area. As we were finishing the tour, we found out the road from Blenheim to Picton was suddenly closed due to a crash. Frank cheerfully drove us on the Queen Charlotte Drive, an alternate, and more scenic route back to Picton with a few picture-worthy stops. This really made for a memorable experience. Thank you, Frank! We had a lovey time and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a wine tasting in the area!
Written 6 March 2020
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Dear 152chelseaj, Thank you so much for your very kind review of your Half Day wine tour with us. We're definitely all about flexibility here at Sounds Connection so we're glad you enjoyed your scenic re-routed trip back to base! We're really glad you enjoyed your day out wine tasting with Frank as well - our guides are all big fans of the Marlborough region and love to share it with visitors. And we're spoilt for choice here with so many fantastic local wineries to choose from. Thanks again for your great feedback and for your recommendation, The Sounds Connection team
Written 11 June 2020
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BarbandKenLeicester
Leicester13 contributions
Blenheim wine tasting
Feb 2020 • Solo
Frank, our driver, was a wonderful tour guide as well as a good driver. Well worth doing just to help decide which wines are NOT to your taste! Amazing how differently Sav tastes from one winery to another.
Written 27 February 2020
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Dear BarbandKenLeicester, We're so happy you enjoyed Frank's guiding and driving so much. Great we could help you narrow down your Sauvignon choices too! It is amazing how different the wines can taste between the different wineries. Thanks very much for your very positive review, The Sounds Connection team
Written 11 June 2020
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Richard B
Chester-le-Street, UK31 contributions
What's not to like?!
There were 10 of us in the minibus from 4 different countries. Our driver was Sam and he picked us up bang on time. We visited 4 wineries and by the 2nd we were all chatting as though we were old friends! Sam was knowledgeable and friendly, each winery was different but each host was welcoming and informative. There was no pressure to buy any wines, some did, some didn't. Lovely afternoon in a beautiful part of the world.
Written 13 February 2020
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Dear RichardB6562, Thanks so much for your kind review of your wine tour with Sam. Great to hear you made new friends with your fellow travellers - we usually find that is the case! Very pleased you enjoyed the varied selection of wineries and the friendly informative staff at each of them. We're lucky to partner with such great wineries here in Marlborough. Thanks for choosing Sounds Connection and enjoy your travels, The Sounds Connection team
Written 13 February 2020
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rover_g
Auckland120 contributions
Great tour with Sound Connection!
Feb 2020 • Solo
I booked the half day wine tour on Tripadvisor. Gabby emailed me prompty to reconfirm the tour which was great!

The pick up was puntual, Frank the driver was lovely and he was very knowlegable about the Picton and Marlborough. It was a small group of of 14 people mostly from UK, two from Isreal and one American from Hangzhou, China. We visited four winerie and finished off by visited a chocolate shop.

The tour was fun and people were talking louder and lounder with a lot of laughter close to the end. Thank you so much Frank for a great afternoon!
Written 5 February 2020
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Dear rover_g, We're delighted to hear you were so pleased with your half day wine tour with us. Thanks for taking the time to post your review and letting us know how much you enjoyed our efficient, friendly service, Frank's knowledgeable guiding and the wonderful Marlborough wineries. Thanks so much for choosing Sounds Connection and for sharing your photos of the day! The Sounds Connection team
Written 13 February 2020
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Intron01
3 contributions
Great half day wine tour
Feb 2020 • Couples
A great half day tour. Good communication for pick up at late notice. Visited 5 vineyards in 4 hours! Would recommend to anyone.
Written 2 February 2020
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Dear Intron0101, We wouldn't want anyone to miss out on the Marlborough wineries so we're always happy to accommodate last-minute bookings! Thanks very much for your great feedback and recommendation. Happy travels, The Sounds Connection team
Written 3 February 2020
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itchy242
Seattle, WA12 contributions
Informative, enjoyable tour of the winemaking region
Jan 2020
Sam was a superb tour guide, we got a great overview of the region on the drive to Blenheim. His knowledge/appreciation of wine was obvious. The half-day tour gave a concise overview of Marlborough and it was great having someone else drive!
Written 9 January 2020
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Dear itchy242, Thank you very much for choosing Sounds Connection and for writing such a great review of your wine tour with us. We loved hearing how much you enjoyed Sam's knowledgeable guiding and your half-day tour around the wonderful Marlborough wineries. We hope the rest of your trip was just as enjoyable. With thanks, The Sounds Connection team
Written 3 February 2020
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Brecia K
San Diego, CA1 contribution
Great Fun!
Dec 2019
What a fun afternoon! Our driver Marcela was a local treasure! Not only did she pick us up at our AirBnB but she also shared lots of info with us as we traveled to the different wineries. Were really liked getting to experience 4 different atmospheres and wines. This was our last activity of our 2 week trip on the South Island and we all felt very happy that we ended on such a high note.
Written 29 December 2019
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Dear breciacreative, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback - we're delighted to be part of your high note! So glad to hear how much you enjoyed Marcella's company and commentary on your half-day wine tour, as well as the range and variety of wineries on offer here in Marlborough. We love sharing the region and its wines with our visitors. Thanks very much for your review and we hope the rest of your trip goes really well. The Sounds Connection team
Written 8 January 2020
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jennithorn
Gundagai, Australia2 contributions
Highly recommended
Dec 2019 • Couples
We were in town for one day on a cruise ship. This was a great way to see the sights, enjoy some of the regions beautiful wines and learn some history. Peter was an excellent tour guide! I highly recommend!
Written 29 December 2019
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Dear jennithorn, We're so glad you enjoyed your day in the Marlborough wine region with us so much. Thanks for choosing Sounds Connection! We love taking cruise visitors around the sights and the wineries and we really appreciate your kind feedback, especially Peter. We hope you're having a wonderful cruise around New Zealand. Thanks very much for the recommendation, The Sounds Connection team
Written 8 January 2020
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