The region has gained that title in Budget Travel magazine’s 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards. It is featured in the October issue, which went on sale at newsstands this week.
“We are tremendously honored to be named world’s most beautiful wine region by the Budget Travel readers,” said Morgen McLaughlin, president of the Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association. “To be recognized by our visitors speaks highly for Finger Lakes Wine Country.”
About 164,000 votes were cast in the online poll that covered categories ranging from favorite apps to top island getaway. Finger Lakes Wine County and the North Fork of Long Island received 1,978, or 34% of the 5,887 votes in their category. California came in second with 1,477, or 25% votes in the category.
The Finger Lakes region also was named a top value destination, receiving 472 (28%) of the 1,671 votes in the category. The Dominican Republic topped the category with 501 (29%).
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