An expert nomination panel, including a wine educator and a wine buyer, made the original selections and then readers voted daily during the contest’s four-week run. The full list of winners in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice contest for ‘Best Wine Region to Visit’ contest category were:
1. Alentejo, Portugal
2. Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
3. Maipo, Chile
4. Marlborough, New Zealand
6. Napa Valley, Calif.
7. Tuscany, Italy
9. Hunter Valley, Australia
The beautiful Croatian landscape is dotted with vineyards famous for producing especially good whites … it’s a place where wine is a fundamental part of day-to-day life. According to wine expert Kerry, Croatia offers “a unique experience in that access is easiest via sailboat. Start in the south at Split and head north sailing along some of the most beautiful places you will ever see,” wrote USA Today.