FILMING LOCATION SPOTLIGHT – “Falcon Crest” (1981-1990)

Although our “Filming Location Spotlight” series typically runs on the second and fourth Friday of every month, we decided to post these today since it is the 30th anniversary of when the final episode of Falcon Crest aired on CBS. If some of these photos look familiar, that is because we posted them in 2015.  However, we never posted the photos from our visit to Spring Mountain Winery the following year. Spring Mountain Winery served as the exterior of the estate of Angela Channing (portrayed by the late Jane Wyman) and interior during parts of the first season.

Falcon Crest is an American television show that aired on CBS for nine seasons from December 4, 1981, to May 17, 1990. It aired after Dallas at 10 p.m. on Friday nights for most of its run and a total of 227 episodes were produced. It was a top 30 show for its first six seasons, reaching a peak of #7 during its third season (1983-1984).

On a trip to Napa Valley, I couldn’t resist taking screen shots from the DVDs of the first three seasons and finding the actual filming locations to see what they looked like today. The top photo is a screen shot taken from the movie while the photo underneath is what the location looks like when I visited.

 “A toast to you, Falcon Crest, and long may you live,” – Angela Channing (May 17, 1990)

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