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Napa and Sonoma named best wine region

People booking flights to California could be tempted by a visit to Napa and Sonoma

People booking flights to California could be tempted by a visit to Napa and Sonoma after the region was voted the world’s favourite wine region.

This comes after the results of a Lonely Planet global community poll, which covered the publisher’s global community of staff and authors.

Lonely Planet writer Gerilyn Atterbery said that the wines in Napa and Sonoma are "full of life", with their flavours "complex, refreshing and oh so yummy".

"The region is not over developed yet, and the rolling hills are absolutely gorgeous," he commented.

"The wineries tend to be low-key still, are not over priced, and you are always guaranteed a beautiful relaxing day."

Elsewhere, south Australia’s Barossa Valley and Marlborough in New Zealand were praised for their quality of wine.

Closer to home, those booking flights to Bordeaux, Tuscany and various regions in Spain will all have fine quality wines to choose from.

Last month, Lonely Planet named the Algarve’s Tavira beach as one of the world’s most child-friendly beaches.

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