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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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US$71.94*
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Full-Day Wine Tour from Picton
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US$50.14*
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Half-Day Wine Tour from Picton
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US$119.89*
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Full-Day Marlborough Scenic and Wine Tour from Picton

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Excellent flexible tour

My partner and I took the 1/2 day tour yesterday and had a wonderful time. Frank - our tour guide - was not only very informative, with his knowledge of the region's history and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mandy W
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Wollongong, Australia
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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I took the 1/2 day tour yesterday and had a wonderful time. Frank - our tour guide - was not only very informative, with his knowledge of the region's history and wines, but also pretty bloody funny - for a Pom (ok so he's been in NZ for decades- but hey, it had to be said Frank).... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled in a rather ancient minibus around 4 Wineries (Allan Scott Winery, Framingham Winery, Nautilus Estate and Giesen Winery) and one boutique Chocolate Factory (Makana Confections). At each of the wineries visited there were at least 4 wines to taste and in instance 7 wines. The minibus driver (Dan) gave a clear descripiton of each winery before arival and... More 

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely afternoon, small group of people in bus, frank our tour guide was full of information and really knew is stuff rthat grading the wine growing area, all the the stops we were made very welcome and all learnt alone about the wine, Naomi at giesen was brilliant! Love the mystery bottle idea.

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Banning, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had the most wonderful private tour with Alan Jones as our driver/guide. He gave us a thorough description of everywhere we went throughout the Marlborough's wineries and Chocolate Factory. We tasted numerous wines in each of the wineries, we think due to Alan's personal connection with the local staff, and felt that we had first rate tasting and care... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We chose the full day excursion half day scenic tour, half day wine trail. Our tour guide, Alan w,as charming and very well informed of Marlborough's history, including the various wine families that make up this beautiful part of the world. Our scenic trip started in Blenheim (from our hotel) and ended at lunchtime in Picton, taking in a beautiful... More 

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Anakiwa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We had a small wedding for 10 people at our home Okiwa Bay Lodge at Anakiwa and arranged for the wedding party to be taken by Sounds Connection to Highfield Winery for lunch. Sarah from Sounds Connection was incredibly helpful and efficient. They offered and gave a superb personalised service which made a special day into a very special occasion.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

When hopping on the Sounds Connection half day tour, we had no idea that we would do so much and see so much! We visited 4 wineries that offered us a taste of their whole range and finished the afternoon in a boutique chocolate factory. Doesn't it just sound perfect? It was! Thanks again!

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SarPicton, Manager at Sounds Connection, responded to this review

Dear Robin_Laura, It’s always a pleasure taking visitors around the beautiful Marlborough wine region, and even more so when they so clearly enjoy every minute. Thank you very much for your enthusiastic feedback – we’re delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the half day wine tour, and boutique chocolate treat. Thanks again – we really appreciate you taking time... More 

Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Frank was a fantastic guide, giving us a great insight into Picton, New Zealand and of course the Marlborough wine families and vineyards. Not a dull moment was had, Frank knew as much about the local flora and fauna as he did about the wineries we visited...HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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SarPicton, Manager at Sounds Connection, responded to this review

Dear Amanda G, We really appreciate the wonderful feedback and your recommendation. Great to hear how much fun you had on your tour with Frank and Sounds Connection. Our guides are all very knowledgeable and great ambassadors for the Marlborough region and its world-class wines. Thanks very much for the “highly recommended”! The Sounds Connection team More 

Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

We had an excellent experience with this company while we were in Picton. Our driver was funny, and full of knowledge and information about the area. With wine facts, historical facts, population, and geography knowledge as well. We did the half day tour which took us to four wineries and a chocolate factory at the end of it all. I... More 

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SarPicton, Manager at Sounds Connection, responded to this review

Dear Chad C, We couldn’t ask for a better response than it was “a lot of fun”! Thank you so much for posting your review – we’re really happy to hear how much you enjoyed your half day wine tour. Our guides are excellent sources of knowledge of all things Marlborough and love to share that with visitors. We appreciate... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Had a great day out the first half was the scenic trip and the second half the wine trip. The driver whose name escapes me came fro the South Island where I came from years ago. We both knew areas and stuff so it was a bit like a trip down memory lane. I years ago spent time around the... More 

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SarPicton, Manager at Sounds Connection, responded to this review

Dear 120851Bwc, Thank you for your great review of your day out with Sounds Connection. We’re delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your scenic and wine tour and very happy to be able to assist you on your trip down memory lane! There’s a lot to be discovered in Marlborough for those both new to the area or revisiting... More 

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