USA: CALIFORNIA, THE BELLE OF THE NEW WORLD
The world most beautiful and unusual vineyards
An episode from the series ON THE WINE ROAD
California's major estates appeared in the 1960's, but the US wine industry really blossomed in the 1990's becoming one of the most dynamic agricultural sectors in the region and employing more than 200,000 people.
Common wine is still the norm, but over the years some estates have gained international fame thanks to their relentless search for excellence.
This episode takes us through the gorgeous valleys of Napa and Sonoma to meet the families of these pioneers.