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Experience of the Week: Sounds Connection Gourmet Wine Tour

Wine tour in Marlborough, New Zealand

What is the experience?

Sounds Connections offers you a memorable New Zealand wine tour. This day tour is a chance to see some of the magical wineries around the gourmet world of Marlborough. If you’re a foodie and love good wine, then this tour is for you!

You will have the chance to visit some of Marlborough’s famous wineries but also some of the finer boutique vineyards, this gives a great mixture and a different feel to these unique places. What makes them is the wonderful people you will get to meet along the way.

The wineries include Hans Herzog Estate, Wither Hills, Cloudy Bay and Johanneshof Cellars. The tour guides will share some vineyard history and show you some behind the scenes action so you will learn about the wine making process.

Along the way you get to sample a wine or two and there is a three course lunch with specifically selected wines to suit -- an enjoyable and relaxing experience … One of my favourite parts of the tour is a stop at Makana Boutique Chocolate Factory but maybe that’s because I’m a chocoholic!

Where is it located?

Sounds Connections is based in Picton and just off highway 1 on Wellington Street about a 5-minute drive from the Ferry port. They also offer pickups from your accommodation in Picton or Blenheim as well as Picton Airport, Ferry terminals and train stations.

Who would enjoy this?

This is a great experience for couples or groups of friends who enjoy the finer side of food and wine. Please note the tour is only available from November – April.

Fine Tours Factoid

World-renowned for its Sauvignon Blanc – some say the best ‘Sav’ in the world – Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine region, accounting for two-thirds of our countries wine plantings.