Amador County is in the very heart of California’s Gold Country, where prospectors flocked to find their fortunes 150 years ago. Simon talks to folklorist Robert Richards about the area’s history, visits the Montevina Winery, and checks out the local accommodations and attractions. In Sutter Creek, it is always 1898 in the Monteverde Store Museum and Palace Saloon, where typical old western gunfights are reenacted live in the street. Also featured are the Mine House Inn, a living relic of a golden past, and the Black Chasm, an extraordinary underground cave famous for its rare helictite formations.
Hot-air balloons and open-cockpit biplanes offer aerial tours of stunning Temecula Valley. Viticulturalist Ben Drake sheds light on what makes this region the perfect environment to grow premium wine grapes. Host Simon Kane visits an intoxicating variety of wineries, from intimate Hart Winery, to the lavish South Coast Winery. For the ultimate wine-tasting experience, visitors…Watch Now >>
Sonoma County is one of the world’s top wine-growing regions. It is also a year-round haven for fine-dining, lodging, spas, and a flourishing arts community. Fifty-eight miles of Sonoma coast offer a magnificent display of natural beauty and wildlife. Stop in Bodega Bay, where Alfred Hitchcock filmed “The Birds,” and go behind the scenes of…Watch Now >>
Marin County is referred to as San Francisco’s playground. Simon visits historic and beautiful communities relatively undiscovered by tourists. Marvel at Muir Woods’ towering ancient redwoods in Mill Valley. Stroll the quaint Old Corte Madera Square. Dine at some of the San Francisco Bay area’s finest restaurants in San Anselmo, and discover the rich architectural…Watch Now >>