When you join our Gourmet Wine Experience over the next few weeks you will get the opportunity to experience a vertical tasting of some of the amazing wines produced by Wither Hills and a unique experience in the vines library and an insight into what is happening in the vines at harvest time!

 Wines include:

Wairau Valley SBL 2013 – award winning

Single Vineyard Rarangi SBL – Site specific

Cellar Release Organic, Single vineyard SBL

Cellar Release Low alc, single vineyard SBL

Cellar Release Rarangi oaked SBL

Wairau Valley SBL 2001 – museum release – yes, we can age our Sauvignons!



The Marlborough 2014 harvest is in full swing now.

The crop is looking great with an expected increase in yield for the season.

We were honoured to be listed as a “Must See” on The Lifestyle Department’s map of Marlborough which was released today.


Here’s what they said about Sounds Connection:

“Forget driving, and forget taxis in Marlborough. Get picked up by Sounds Connection and let Sarah (or one of their other knowledgeable experts) drive you around and show you the best of Marlborough. Their local knowledge and relationships are your ticket into places and experiences that you couldn’t ordinarily get.


Head on over to The Lifestyle Department website for the full details and a copy of the “Must Map” of Marlborough!  http://thelifestyledepartment.com/2014/must-map-marlborough-new-zealand/

Saturday 15th March 2014

Need transport to the Havelock Mussel Festival?

If you have a group wanting transport to the Festival for 2014 and return.

Please fee free to contact us for a FREE quote. Subject to availability.

Contact us on one of the following:

Email: tours@soundsconnection.co.nz  Phone: 03 573 8843 or 0800 PICTON (746 866)

For more information about the Havelock Mussel Festival for 2014, please click on the link  below:



Villa Maria Concert 2014

Saturday 1st March 2014

Need transport to and from the Winery Tour at Villa Maria?

Sounds Connection is offering a bus service to this event.

Pick up points as follows: – times are approximate

Cost: $30.00 per person (return)

Departing from Picton to the Festival:

4.30pm –      Waikawa Bay launching ramp car park

4.35pm –      Queen Charlotte College

4.40pm –     Picton Information Centre

4.50pm –     Crow Tavern (Nelson Square Bus Stop)

Returning from the Festival to Picton:

10.15pm – Depart Villa Maria Winery to Picton

Bookings are essential.

Contact us on 03 573 8843 or 0800 PICTON (742866)

Email: tours@soundsconnection.co.nz

To book your return transport please click on the link below to our website;


Select “Wine Festival Transport” box and the date “Saturday 1st March 2014″ and follow through tht details required and we will send you a confirmation email of your booking.


Yesterday we were lucky enough to attend the release event for the 2013 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc. Cloudy Bay describes it as follows:

“A vintage rarely comes along as relaxed and settled as 2013 and it gave Cloudy Bay the opportunity to make decisions in the vineyard with minimal consideration for weather impact.  The season was capitalised on and the resulting wine displays a set of aromas and flavours that the Cloudy Bay team particularly enjoy”

This also coincided with the launch of the Cloudy Bay ‘Jacks Raw Bar’ , this is open every Sunday ovCloudy Bay Jacks Raw Barer the summer months. The menu contains a variety of  local shellfish, including scallops, clams, Tua Tua and Tio Point Oysters.


Sounds Connection has recently extended it’s vehicle fleet to include a 12 seater TRANSIT for the comfort of clients while visiting the Marlborough region

Travel in style to one of Marlborough's 'world class' wineries

Travel in style to one of Marlborough’s ‘world class’ wineries

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  • What a day!!! If any one has seen chicken run the movie that's how it felt at Yealands winery today"them chooks are organised" they wouldn't leave the van alone all sheltering under the undercarriage. My brave passengers cajoled them out from underneath twice and then we had to make a quick getaway. It was a fun experience at the always outstanding #yealandsestate