• 21:04

    Explore a region affectionately known as “The American Riviera.” Filmed here, the Oscar-nominated film “Sideways” has invigorated interest in this thriving wine region. Host Simon Kane savors all the flavors of Santa Barbara, with its vibrant art scene, farmers markets, and specialty shops. A highlight of your visit here is meeting the legendary Fess Parker

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  • 28:22

    Tulare County is home to some of America’s prettiest and most colorful small towns, and incredible giant sequoia trees. Host Simon Kane begins his visit in Visalia, home to two cosmopolitan dining experiences, namely Café 225 and Depot, whose building once housed the original Southern Pacific Railway. Stroll the town of Exeter, famed for its

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  • 23:25

    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

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  • 22:36

    Say “Hello” to the California coast’s rising star- Ventura. Author and historian Richard Sennett reveals Ventura’s heritage of fountains, and points out the city’s courtroom that inspired dynamic lawyer Erle Stanley Gardner to create his Perry Mason books. Stroll, cycle, or skate the Promenade, and “hang ten” at Surfer’s Point. Other “peak moments” include exploring

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  • 22:35

    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

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  • 23:28

    When Mark Twain first saw Lake Tahoe, he described it as “surely the fairest picture the whole earth affords.” Host Simon Kane shows us the beauty of the region and the wealth of accommodations, restaurants, and activities available around its seventy-two-mile shoreline. Share the invigorating pure experience of hang-gliding over Tahoe. Dine at the Black

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  • 21:19

    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

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  • 23:14

    One of California’s original twenty-seven counties, El Dorado is the undisputed home of the Gold Rush, and, possibly the home of the American vineyard too, with vines dating back to 1849. Simon visits a number of historic sites in the county, including Marshall Gold Discovery Park, and the actual location where gold was first found.

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  • 23:18

    Monterey, California is quite possibly the greatest meeting of land, sea, and sky on the entire planet. This visual feast encompasses breathtaking Pacific coastline, dramatic Big Sur, romantic Carmel, Pacific Grove, the world-famous 17 Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, and Monterey’s very own wine country. Simon visits historic Fisherman’s Wharf, Cannery Row, and tastes wine at

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