Group Wine Tasting Sounds ConnHalf-Day Wine Trail

Adults from $137 / Children from $79 / Infants at no charge.

Available daily, all year round.

Got a day to spare? Take a day trip with Interislander to Marlborough’s Wine Region. What better way to spend a day!

Travel by ferry across the Cook Strait to the seaport town of Picton. Enjoy spending some time in Picton’s waterfront cafés, craft shops, and museums before joining us for a half-day wine tour of Marlborough. A chance to get away for the day and immerse yourself in the heart of the vineyards. You will be taken on a tour through Marlborough Wine Country, and visit four wineries. Your guide will return you to the ferry terminal after your tour.

Package price includes return travel with Interislander and an escorted wine tour with Sounds Connection. (A lunch stop is not included on this tour)

Packages are available online through Interislander or by phoning 0800 802 802.


Group Marlborough Wine Experience

Adults from $153, Children from $153, Infants at no charge.

Available daily, all year round.

Travelling with a group of 6 people – or more? This package allows you to customise your wine trail in consultation with Sounds Connection tour operators – the perfect solution for a group getaway.

You will be picked up directly from the ferry terminal and chaperoned around Marlborough’s finest wineries. Your Sounds Connection driver / guide will be on hand to provide gems of local knowledge.

Package includes a winery stopover for lunch (at your own cost). To customise your itinerary, call Sounds Connection on 03 573 8843 once you have booked online with Interislander. If you decide not to call Sounds Connection, we can simply tailor an itinerary for you.

Packages are available on line at or by phoning 0800 802 802.


Gourmet Wine Experience

Adults from $244, Children from $155, Infants at no charge.

Available from 1st November 2013 to 30th April 2014. (Mondays are not available).

This is the ultimate wine experience for anyone that likes good wine and food – and fun.

Your day begins at Johanneshof Cellars where you will experience the passion and flair of a boutique wine producer. Visit the underground cellars resonant of bygone centuries through which the modern winemaking craft has evolved. Here vintage harvests rest and mature 20 metres below ground, in New Zealand’s first underground rock cellar. Taste some of the finest boutique wines, all handcrafted and amongst New Zealand’s most awarded aromatic wines.

Travel from the boutique to the iconic. Your next stop is Wither Hills Winery on the southern side of Marlborough’s Wairau Valley,  in the lee of the Wither Hills range. The winery and cellar door is an elegant blend of contemporary design and comfortable sophistication − an ideal showcase for Wither Hills’ superbly-crafted wines, in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Your exclusive experience here is a hands-on insight into the blending stage of winemaking. Wither Hills will profile various single vineyard parcels and vineyard characteristics, before you try your hand at blending your own Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
Then to finish, you will be taken through a tasting of other Wither Hills wines.

Your lunch break is at the boutique Hans Herzog Estate, offering a vast array of highly-acclaimed fine wines and world-class cuisine. Enjoy a tour of the single vineyard winery and barrel hall followed by a three-course gourmet lunch, with your choice of wines, in the Mediterranean garden bistro.

Arrive at Cloudy Bay – the Marlborough winery synonymous with Sauvignon Blanc. Cloudy Bay has built a loyal following for its captivating style, but just like the wines, there are many layers to the Cloudy Bay story.  There’s the dedicated vineyard crew delivering ripe, concentrated fruit to an inquisitive, free-thinking team of winemakers. And there’s the inspiring environment in which they work… a pure and pristine place of awesome beauty that’s blessed with a unique South Pacific terroir.  Together they enhance the distinctive flavours of Marlborough and create a continually evolving range of wines that capture the essence of this special place.

The last sensational stop of the day is Makana Chocolate Factory – a delectable combination of assorted handmade chocolates. See the craftsmen creating the chocolates and taste the results. Take home a delectable chocolate truffle courtesy of Sounds Connection to finish off your special Marlborough day out.

Please note, on rare occasions some venues may change on the day, due to circumstances beyond our control.

Packages are available online at or by phoning 0800 802 802.


Marlborough Group Flight and Wine Tour Package

For groups of 10 or more people – $225 per person.

Package includes return flight from Welllington to Blenheim – or Picton (Koromiko) – and a wine tour with Sounds Connection. Lunch is at your own cost.

Fly, wine, dine, then fly home again – all in one day!

You can fly in from Wellington for a great day in Marlborough – visiting award-winning wineries and tasting wonderful wines in a relaxing setting. Whether you are an experienced wine connoisseur or simply a wine enthusiast, there is a fun-filled, interactive wine trail experience to suit you. Perfect for corporate functions, family celebrations – or merely a great way to spend a day with friends.

Packages are available by phoning Sounds Air on 0800 505 005.

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