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Eccentric Wines from Unique Wineries

To stand out in the crowded, tradition-bound wine industry, independent wineries often invite visitors to their wineries where they can take a tour, get a taste, and take home a memorable experience – as well as a bottle or two (or 12). Quirky back-stories, historical locations and breath-taking scenery can all charm first-time buyers. And in some cases, it’s a virtual visit that hooks in a winery’s fans. Here’s a virtual tour of 10 unique wineries and the eccentric wines they’ve created. We’ll

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10 Interesting Wines

To stand out in the crowded, tradition-bound wine industry, independent wineries often invite visitors to their wineries to take a tour, get a taste, and take home a memorable experience – as well as a bottle or two (or 12).

Quirky back-stories, historical locations, and breathtaking scenery can all charm first-time buyers. And in some cases, it’s a virtual visit that hooks in a winery’s fans. Here’s a tour of 10 unique wineries and the eccentric wines they’ve created. We’ll leave the tasting part of the tour up to you.

By Joan Voight, Special to CNBC.com
Posted 5 Dec 2011

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