Can you name these wine regions?

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Put your knowledge of the world's great wine producing regions to the test.

Chateau Margaux
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The Château Margaux features its namesake mansion on all of its wine labels. What famous wine region does this estate hail from?

Located in the Bordeaux region of France, this historic winery has been in operation for centuries. The estate comprises 650 acres, with most plantings dedicated to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

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The Catello di Amorosa winery
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This famous wine region in North America features a faithful replica of a 13th-century European castle.

The Castello di Amorosa winery features a massive 107-room castle with masonry, ironwork and woodwork completely fashioned by hand. Like other wineries in the Napa Valley, it specializes in Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blanco and Chardonnay.

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Golan Heights Wine Region
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What green and pastoral wine region in the Mediterranean is located on an ancient volcanic plateau?

Rising some 1,200 meters above sea level, the Golan Heights offers a cool micro-climate that produces some of Israel's finest wines. More than a dozen wineries can be toured, as well as several orchards and other local farms.

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Lavaux Winery
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What 9-mile-wide wine region is designated a UNESCO World Heritage site?

Rising up from the shores of Lake Geneva, the small but gorgeous Lavaux wine region of Switzerland features terraced vineyards, 250 miles of ancient stone walls, and wineries that date back to the 15th century. Read about 5 more UNESCO World Heritage Sites worth a visit.

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New Zealand Winery

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This wine region was featured in Peter Jackson's 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy:

Set amidst gorgeous snow-capped mountains, the Marlborough region on New Zealand's South Island is responsible for more than 77% of the country's wine production. Wines of international merit include Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

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Which island chain features wine varieties grown in craters of volcanic ash?

The nutrient-rich volcanic soil of the Lanzarote in the Canary Islands has become a surprising rising star on the international wine scene. Using protective craters to guard from wind damage, vintners have created celebrated red and white varieties from the region's unique terroir.

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Chateau Miraval

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie made headlines after purchasing a winery in this historic wine region:

Since 2008, the Pitt-Jolie family have resided in Château Miraval in the Cotes du Provence region of France. Working with a local viticulteur, the famous couple have released a variety of wines, including a Rosé that was declared the best in the world in 2012 by Wine Spectator magazine.

These 3,700-year-old jars were discovered in an ancient palatial wine cellar unearthed by researchers at Tel Kabri in July 2013. The team worked in day and night shifts to excavate a total of 40 intact vessels during its six-week dig.
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The world's oldest known wine cellar was discovered in this wine region in 2013:

A wine cellar dating back some 4,000 years was discovered in northern Israel in 2013. Archaeologists came upon the 40 wine jars while digging in the ruins of an ancient palatial compound. Chemical analysis of the jars revealed traces of wine mixed with herbs like mint, cinnamon and juniper.

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Mission Hill Winery
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The iconic bell tower from Mission Hill Winery reigns supreme over which wine region?

Mission Hill Winery, spanning some 900 acres in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada, features an 85-foot tall bell tower. The award-winning winery is known for its Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Riesling varieties.

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South Tyrol Wine
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This mountainous wine region in Italy dates back more than 3,000 years and is known for its exceptional white varieties:

Located in the southern Alps, the South Tyrol wine industry dates back to well before the Roman empire. Despite being the smallest winemaking region in the country, the area is considered the best at producing varieties such as Gewürztraminer and Pinot Grigio.

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Lerkekåsa Vingård
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This wine region features the world's nothernmost commercial vineyard:

The Lerkekåsa Vineyard is located in Telemark, Norway, in the traditionally apple-centric region of Gvarv. While the winery only opened in 2008, the cool temperatures and fertile soil are already lending themselves well to a promising future in a variety of white wines.

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