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“Best Wine Tour and Guide”
Review of Frankly Tours

Frankly Tours
Ranked #2 of 30 Food & Drink in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Frankly Tours specializes in daily tours of selected Hawke's Bay boutique wineries, craft breweries and artisan food producers. Hawke's Bay is regarded as the food and wine basket of New Zealand with a rich and diverse selection of produce in agriculture, viticulture and horticulture.Frankly Tours NZ Ltd is owned and operated by Hawke's Bay local Frank Heuser, a proud 5th generation kiwi. ​With 30 years experience in the Hawke's Bay wine Industry, hospitality and tourism, Frank is a well known personality within the wine, beer and artisan food producer families of Hawke's Bay. With his knowledge, contacts and personable style Frank is proud to share all that is wonderful about Hawke's Bay . `Quite frankly, it's about showing new friends around the area I love - the people, the producers and our beautiful region.'
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

On visiting New Zealand’s wine capital and being very passionate about our wines of course a wine tour is what you would do when visiting Napier.
We picked Frankly Tours as this had a point of difference adding in a craft brewery visit.
Frank the tour guide was an amazing guide. His knowledge and passion for the Hawkes Bay and wine and the knowledge of the wineries in the area was amazing. Totally we recommend this tour, you will not be disappointed. Frank you picked some beautiful wineries and a fabulous craft brewery, we will be back.

Thank Sandra M
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FranklyToursNZ, Owner at Frankly Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Hi Sandra, thank you for the lovely review and knowing you enjoyed your tour. Great to know you refer to Hawkes Bay as Wine Capital of NZ, Frankly I concur! :) I look forward to hosting you again upon your return. Cheers Frank

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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.

Thank Tobias L
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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!

Thank 2012cp
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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

Thank Neil S
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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!

Thank Gann56
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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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