A Taste of California: Calistoga, Napa and Sonoma
Bask in the abundant charms of two of California's most popular destinations. The Wappo Indians proclaimed Napa as "the land of plenty." Today, it is recognized as one of the world's premier wine growing regions. You won't miss a thing as Simon visits Napa's premier wineries, points out its architectural masterpieces, and explores its bustling historic downtown. From COPIA, the American Centre for Wine, Food and The Arts to the "belle époque joie de vivre" of its inns and bed and breakfasts, you'll get a generous sampling of this little piece of paradise. Next stop, Sonoma County, one of the world's top wine growing regions and a year-round haven with fine dining, lodging and spas, and a flourishing arts community. Fifty-eight miles of Sonoma coast offer a magnificent display of nature. Stop in Bodega Bay, where Alfred Hitchcock filmed "The Birds," and go behind the scenes of local wineries, including Rodney Strong, St. Francis, and Ferrari-Carano. Visit the Charles Schultz Museum and explore the Arts Trail, as artists welcome the public inside their studios.
"(Simon Kane's)enthusiasm for the state makes each segment a pleasure to watch. The photography is luminous, and the musical soundtrack is a pleasure to experience. Even for someone who knows California well, this set features many out-of-the-way surprises." -- Library Journal
"A pleasure to watch. The photography of the beautiful scenery is luminous." -- Library Journal
"Fabulous...highly recommended." -- Video Librarian