Fodor's Expert Review Pohangina Valley Estate
Sheltered beneath the Ruahine Ranges, 30 minutes from Palmerston North, this young winery is the only vineyard in the delightful Pohangina Valley. It is unpretentious, even though its products have collected coveted Bragato awards, among others. You can mingle with the chooks and dogs as you chat with the owners, sisters Fiona and Bronwyn, about the hands-on work of running a wine business. Pick up a bottle or two before you leave (tastings are available); oil from the estate’s olive grove can be purchased, too.