Behind the Scenes at Star Trek's Château Picard Vineyard

Behind the Scenes at Star Trek's Château Picard Vineyard
Set phasers to sun: Data (Brent Spiner, left) and Picard (Patrick Stewart) catch some shade during filming at Sunstone Winery last spring. (Facebook / Hanelle Culpepper Meier / Sunstone Winery)
From the Apr 30, 2020, issue

Star Trek beamed up the premiere of the latest series in the saga, Star Trek: Picard, yesterday on CBS All Access. In the episode, we find Jean-Luc Picard not at the helm of a starship but retired and restless, tending his family's vineyard in Burgundy, Earth, which, in a real sci-fi mindbender, is still an arable part of the planet in 2399. But wait—didn't you read that the real Château Picard is actually in Bordeaux, France? Well, now comes news that the real setting of the fictional Château Picard is actually … in Southern California's Santa Ynez Valley.

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