- Fictional Tuscany Valley winery located in the Napa Valley region
outside San Francisco on the serial drama FALCON CREST/CBS/1981-1990.
Angela Channing (Jane Wyman) was the iron-willed mistress of the
Falcon Crest winery who manipulated anyone in her path who dare
challenged her control of the northern California vineyard.
After nine years of deals, deceit, and treachery, the series finale
found Angela's son Richard Channing (David Selby) married to Lauren
Daniels (Wendy Phillips) and control of Falcon Crest returned to
Angela if she agreed to relinquish fifty percent control of the
vineyard to Richard's sons upon her death; and if the other fifty
percent went to Angela's son-in-law Lance Cumson (Lorenzo Lamas). In
the final scene, we see the face of Angela floating over the vineyards
offering the toast "The Land Endures."
While most of the location shooting for the series was filmed in
Hollywood, a lot of the background footage was filmed in the real
California wine country including the towns of Napa, Yountville,
Rutherford and St. Helena.
In 1992, The Spring Mountain Winery, the main winery seen on the
series as Falcon Crest marketed two wines with the "Falcon Crest"
label. The house seen as the residence of Richard Channing was located
at Altamura Valley Winery in Napa.
The stained-glass-windowed barrel house seen on the series was located
in the Napa Valley on the grounds of the Inglenook Vineyards at 1991
Street along St. Helena Highway in Rutherford, California.
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