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Fabulous afternoon

What a great afternoon out with Frank on the wine tour ! He was warm and friendly and shared his... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2022
AMBEAUFILL
An awesome day out

As a Hawkes Bay resident well embedded in the local vineyard culture, Frankly surprised and... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2022
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

What can I say? This tour was outstanding and excellent. We spend a full day with Frank visiting 4 different vineries.
Started with the legendary Mission Estate and then Unison, Ngatarawa and Hawkes Ridge. Franks competence and experience is outstanding. I had many tours back in Europe - but never got this deep insights and passion. If you are interested in a vine - go to Frank. And he will give you some insights.

Date of experience: January 2018
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FranklyToursNZ, Owner at Frankly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank You Tobias for the wonderful review and to know you enjoyed your Tour. Enjoy your remaining travels in NZ. Cheers Frank

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing tour with Frank in and around Napier! We explored 4 lovely wineries, had a nice late lunch and learned much about the region, it’s history and heritage. Frank is the perfect guide and gave it a wonderful personal touch!

Date of experience: January 2018
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FranklyToursNZ, Owner at Frankly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Hi 2012cp, thank you for the wonderful feedback, enjoy your remaining travels and the further wine explorations. Cheers Frank

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

We booked our Frankly wine tour thru Hasting I-Site. Frank collected us from motel and we were the group. Visited Coffee shop, olivery, 5 wineries across the region and 1 brewery. Frank is welcoming with a great sense of humour, listened to what were looking for in wines. Had a great enjoyable day with a guide with intimate knowledge of the region and the wineries. Thanks Frank and we wil be back

Date of experience: November 2017
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FranklyToursNZ, Owner at Frankly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thank you Neil for your review and knowing you enjoyed your tour with Frankly Tours. I trust you enjoyed your remaing time in NZ. I look forward to introducing you again to some of Hawkes Bay wines and gems. Cheers Frank

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Frank gave us a tour which felt by the end of the day as if we had spent it with close friends. Having grown up and worked in the region, all questions were easily answered. We had a great day at 4 wineries and a brewery, plus tour of old Napier and viewpoint. Just super!

Date of experience: November 2017
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FranklyToursNZ, Owner at Frankly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Frankly speaking it is about making new friends and showcasing my home region that I love :)Thank you for the lovely review and for the lunch treat. It was really super meeting you both. Enjoy your remaining travels in NZ cheers Frank

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Reviewed 24 November 2017

It was NZ Labour day weekend while we were in NZ and we wanted to do a winetasting tour but most tour firms were closed for the duration. The Information centre contacted Frankly Tours who were working and we booked up. Frank (Heuser) came and picked us up from our hotel and along with a couple of others we set off to find wine. This wasn't difficult because Frank knows the area backwards and is known and warmly received by all the wineries and breweries. Maybe this is because he is the only tour guide in the area to have actually worked in the industry and so knows what he's talking about or that he's just a really nice guy. We visited a number of wineries tasting wonderful wines which we will never see in the UK as the Kiwi's keep them all for themselves (shame). One of the wineries even gave us a platter of nibbles which were most welcome to absorb the alcohol! We them visited a craft brewery where we could chose up to five different beers from dark to pale all cold of course but that didn't matter on a warm day. Frank then took us all back to our hotels so that we could recover. The tour is not just about wine as Frank includes details on places of interest and how Napier has developed making it a well rounded tour (just like the wine). We sadly only did the half day tour but a full day tour of the area and wineries/breweries is available. Thoroughly recommend Frankly Tours if you are In Napier, you won't be disappointed.

Date of experience: October 2017
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FranklyToursNZ, Owner at Frankly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Hello dwells449
Thank you for your wonderful review and to know you enjoyed your Frankly Tour. You may recall I took a random photo for marketing purposes at the brewery. The photo made it onto my brouchers locally and on the website. Thank you for the natural smiles :)
I would be delighted to host you for a full day tour should you ever return to Hawkes Bay, NZ :)
Cheers Frank

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