Top 10 placing

Marlborough has been ranked sixth in the top 10 wine destinations in the South Pacific by travel website

The wine tourism hot spots were ranked by a tripadvisor survey that gathered millions of online reviews for its Travellers' Choice 2012 Best Wine Destinations list.

The Hunter Valley, in Australia, was tops, with Auckland ranked second, followed by Canterbury, Queenstown, Hawke's Bay and Marlborough in New Zealand, Barossa Valley, Margaret River and McLaren Vale, all in Australia, then Gisborne in the 10th spot.

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