8,800 miles from New York, the GIs could still spot a good old family business

1940s New Zealand was a quiet, beer-drinking kind of place, until thousands of American GIs rolled into town for a little rest and recreation.

Unimpressed with the local brews, a few boys with more European tastes went looking for a good bottle of wine. After a bone-shaking Jeep ride up the Henderson Valley, they found it at Babich Family Wines.

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