Combine 1/2 cup wine and sugar in heavy small saucepan. Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean; add bean. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Let steep 30 minutes. Remove vanilla bean.
Combine fruit in large bowl. Add remaining 1 cup wine to sugar syrup. Pour over fruit. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours.
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