Alentejo voted #1 best wine region to visit by readers of USA Today

Aug 08, 2014

Readers of USA TODAY and 10Best have voted Portugal's Alentejo the #1 'Best Wine Region to Visit,' from a line up of 20 worthy nominees.  

A well-travelled expert nomination panel - including a wine educator and a wine buyer - made the original selections and then readers voted daily for four weeks.  While British Columbia's Okananagan Valley enjoyed an early lead, fans of Portugal's appealing Alentejo region eventually ensured it took the top spot.

The full list of winners in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice contest for 'Best Wine Region to Visit' is as follows:

  1. Alentejo, Portugal
  2. Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
  3. Maipo, Chile
  4. Marlborough, New Zealand
  5. Croatia
  6. Napa Valley, Calif.
  7. Tuscany, Italy
  8. Oregon
  9. Hunter Valley, Australia
  10. Virginia

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