Marlborough Wine Experience for Groups

Eureka! Wine connoisseurs will love this package option- catering to groups of 8 or more people. Handpick the best wineries in Marlborough and craft the perfect wine trail getaway. Enjoy a winery lunch stopover as time stands still in the beautiful Marlborough surrounds. Wine itineraries can be customised in consultation with Sounds Connection. Go on, you know you want to.


Adult: From $161 per adult
Child: From $82 per child
Infant: No charge for infants

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Please note this wine trail is only available to group bookings of 8 people or more. If you are booking fewer than 8 people, please select our Half Day Tour package.

08:15 am

Please arrive at the Interislander terminal for final check-in at this time.

09:00 am

Kaitaki departs Wellington.

12:30 pm

Arrive in Picton. If you have any luggage to collect, it will be available from the self-claim carousel on the ground floor of the terminal. Sounds Connection will pick up your group from the ferry terminal. Please assemble at the pick-up / drop-off area immediately outside the terminal.

Once onboard your van / coach vehicle, your wine tour begins! Your Sounds Connection Driver / Guide will provide commentary on points of interest along the way. The tour includes a winery lunch stop over. Lunch will be at your own cost.

The guided tasting tour may be customised for your group. To do this you must arrange with Sounds Connection on 03 573 8843 at least 48 hours before sailing departure. Alternatively, Sounds Connection will tailor an itinerary for you.

Here is a list of possible wineries:

  • Allan Scott (family owned winery – limited by   Size)

  • Forrest Estate – Family   owned friendly cellar door.

  • Framinghams - Classic style   with underground cellar

  • Grove Mill – Larger style   featuring guest art displays and a unique Vine Library

  • Huia Winery – Closed   weekends over winter

  • Hunters – Larger boutique   style with restaurant and on site art gallery

  • Johanneshof – Unique   underground cellar. Premium wines (extra surcharge applies for visits to this   winery) Closed after Queens Birthday – for winter

  • Lawson’s Dry Hills –   Boutique style

  • Nautilus – A new winery   dedicated to Pinot Noir

  • Seresin Estate – Organic   wines and stunning views!

  • Saint Clair – Boutique   cellar door

  • Spy Valley Wines – Newly   opened state of the art cellar door with wines to match Villa Maria – Large   modern winery

  • Wairau River Wines –   Mudbrick cellar door well established wine company

  • Villa Maria - Large modern   winery

  • Giesen Estate (family owned)

  • Jackson Estate

 5:15 pm

The Wine Tour concludes. You will be able to check in any new baggage at the Picton Interislander Terminal.

 6:00 pm

Please check in for your return sailing from Picton to Wellington. Note these are your final check-in times.

 6:45 pm

 Depart from Picton.

 9:55 pm

Arrive in Wellington.

 * Please note - this itinerary is subject to change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances.