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Top 10 wine travel destinations for 2012

4. Mosel Valley, Germany Wine country at Mosel

4. Mosel Valley, Germany

Wine country at Mosel Valley, Germany. (undated) Photo Credit: iStock

"Ten Best Wine Travel Destinations" for 2012, as ranked in the February issue of Wine Enthusiast

10. Virginia The Rev. Jonathan J.D. Ostman prepares
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10. Virginia

The Rev. Jonathan J.D. Ostman prepares his ceremonial items before delivering his blessings to start the "Blessing of the Grapes" at the the Philip Carter family winery in Hume, Va. (Aug. 13, 2011)

9. Veneto, Italy Bottles of wine are displayed
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9. Veneto, Italy

Bottles of wine are displayed on the second day of the Vinitaly wine exhibition in Verona, Italy. (April 3, 2009)

8. Tokaj-Hegyalja, Hungary A Catholic chapel sits atop
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8. Tokaj-Hegyalja, Hungary

A Catholic chapel sits atop a hill of grape vines in eastern Hungary's famed Tokaj region. (July 9, 2007)

7. Santa Barbara, California This signpost outside Fess
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7. Santa Barbara, California

This signpost outside Fess Parker's Winery points the way to wineries with wine tasting rooms on the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail in Santa Barbara County, Calif. (Oct. 2000)

6. Priorat-Cambrils, Spain The Costers del Siurana estate
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6. Priorat-Cambrils, Spain

The Costers del Siurana estate in Priorat have historic plantings of Garnacha. (undated)

5. Napa Valley, California A sign welcomes visitors
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5. Napa Valley, California

A sign welcomes visitors to the Napa Valley in Rutherford, California. (July 12, 2006)

4. Mosel Valley, Germany Wine country at Mosel
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4. Mosel Valley, Germany

Wine country at Mosel Valley, Germany. (undated)

3. Colchagua Valley, Chile A view of the
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3. Colchagua Valley, Chile

A view of the fields of the Caliterra Vineyard in Santa Cruz, epicenter of the Colchagua Valley. (March 15, 2008)

2. Champagne, France The stunning Chateau Boursault, in
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2. Champagne, France

The stunning Chateau Boursault, in the Marne Valley, Champagne district, France. (undated)

1. Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand Actor
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1. Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand

Actor and wine grower Sam Neill on his Alex Paddocks property, near Alexandra in the Central Otago region of New Zealand's South Island. (Feb. 6, 2001)

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