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Sounds Connection

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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...more
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Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great tour! Sam was fun and knowledgeable.. 4 great wineries with lovely selections of whites and Pinot noirs then super tasty chocolates from Makana to finish..More

Thank 538dip
SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear 538dip, That's great feedback - thanks very much! So good to hear how much you enjoyed the selection of wineries, the wines, Sam's knowledgeable guiding and the tasty treat to finish. We really appreciate you taking the time to post your feedback. The Sounds...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I first went with Sound Connection ten years ago and a great full day tour. This time the very helpful Sarah encouraged us to go on the half day tour. As I was an old client I was allowed to suggest the wineries to be...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear O9205YLcharlesk, It was a pleasure to host you again - thanks so much for coming back to see us. We do our best to tailor our tours, particularly for repeat customers! We really appreciate the detailed review and are glad you enjoyed the wines...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a blast on our half day wine tour from Picton. Great staff. Visited four excellent wineries and all the tastings were included - must have tried 20 odd different wines and there was absolutely no pressure to buy. There were 12 of us...More

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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jasmine38Chichester, What a lovely review - thank you very much for the kind comments. We're delighted you enjoyed your Half Day Wine Tour so much. Great to hear the wineries were excellent and that you enjoyed Frank's knowledgeable commentary and your fellow wine tasters'...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sam was a great guide. Friendly and fun. We even had an ice cream stop and a chocolate shop stop along with 4 lovely wineries. The pours were generous and all the Somalia’s were very willing to let us try a large variety of samples....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 522lisatye, Thanks so much for joining us on our Half Day Wine Tour and special thanks for the lovely comments! We're pleased you enjoyed the tour so much with the generous wine tastings, great guiding from Sam and the extra treats. Great to hear...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good value friendly staff.Our guide Frank was a mine of information about the area. We visited 4 wineries and tasted too much wine !! Would recommend.More

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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Vagabundofeliz, Thanks very much for taking the time to post about your wine tour with us. It's great to hear you enjoyed it so much - we are spoilt for choice with wonderful wineries here in Marlborough and all our guides love to show...More

Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

The night before we were going to take the ferry from Wellington to Picton we panicked. We realized that the whole point of heading to Picton immediately followed by going to Blenheim was to visit the wineries. Had we picked and booked a tour? No....More

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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear U7991SZjessicap, What a lovely review - thank you very much. We are definitely all about flexibility at Sounds Connection. We know that everyone has different requirements and we want you all to have a fantastic time in Marlborough, so tailoring tours and pick-ups to...More

Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

We were picked up from Picton and taken to our first winery 20min away. We lucked in with our driver Dion. Old mate had more yarn then a clothing factory. He was full of knowledge and dad jokes. For $85 it's a bargain and its...More

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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2019

Dear GeorgeS5793, Thanks for your great review - so good to hear you enjoyed your wine tour with Dion and Sounds Connection. Our guides love to share their knowledge of the region! We're spoilt for choice with wonderful wineries to visit in Marlborough. We appreciate...More

Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Had a blast at this half day tour with a group of friends. Got to sample some of the best wines. Our tour guide Dion was very helpful and full of knowledge about the area.

Thank victoriarobinnz
SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2019

Dear victoriarobinnz, Thanks for choosing Sounds Connection for your new year's eve celebrations - delighted to hear you enjoyed the wines and wineries so much with Dion's knowledgeable guiding. Thank you for taking time to post your great comments. The Sounds Connection team

Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

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...More

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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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...More

Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

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...More

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SoundsConnection, Owner at Sounds Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

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...More

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I did two tours with Sounds Connection when I lived in Sydney before retiring to Picton, I now try and visit a couple of cellar doors every week when driving back from Blenheim. SC have 3 mini vans so a private tour would be... More
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