Okanagan gets boost from USA Today Readers’ Choice Award

The Okanagan was ranked second in the Readers' Choice Awards, which were revealed yesterday.

  • Aug. 7, 2014 8:00 p.m.

“Drop. Dead. Gorgeous” is how wine expert Kerry Woolard,  described the Okanagan Valley in USA Today’s list of 10 best  Wine Region to Visit.

The Okanagan was ranked second in the Readers Choice Awards, which were revealed yesterday.

USA Today’s  expert nomination panel was comprised of a wine educator and a wine buyer, and they made an original selection of 20 regions and then readers voted daily during their contest’s four-week run.

“The Okanagan is a remote British Columbia wine region famous for its white and ice wines,” reads the description in the publication.

“Tucked between two mountain ranges, about a four drive from Vancouver, Okanagan Valley enjoys a rural character, dramatic vistas and abundant outdoor adventures to occupy the time between tastings.”

The full list of winners in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice contest for ‘Best Wine Region to Visit’ contest category 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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