Experience of the Week: Sounds Connection Marlborough wine tour
What is the Experience?
Do you enjoy the finer things in life? This memorable tour of the Marlborough wine region takes you through a delightful mix of well-known estates and boutique wineries.
Learn about the history of New Zealand wine making and the geography of the region as well as the individual wine making processes. Acres of lush vineyards provide a tranquil setting for what is sure to be a day well spent.
Wineries include the Hans Herzog Estate, Wither Hills, Cloudy Bay and Johanneshof Cellars. You’ll also meet the winemakers themselves and enjoy a gourmet three course lunch, complimented by matching wines. Finally, round off your tour with a stop at the Matakana Boutique Chocolate factory — home to a delectable array of hand-made artisan chocolates.
Where is it located?
Based in Picton on Wellington Street (just off highway one), Sounds Connections is a five minute drive from the ferry. You can also elect to be picked up from your accommodation.
Who would enjoy this?
This experience is for anyone wishing to try and learn about New Zealand 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 country's wine plantings and up to 80% of the country's wine exports.