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Wine and Dine in Northern California

You don't have to be an oenophile to revel in a trip to California's scenic Napa Valley wine region. With more than 600 vineyards and several top restaurants in the 35-mile-long valley, visitors will encounter sweeping landscapes of hills and vineyards that stretch toward forests, rivers and, eventually, the sea.

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Andrew Zimmern at Jelly Belly in California
Andrew Zimmern at Jelly Belly in California

Andrew Zimmern at Jelly Belly in California

Andrew Zimmern assists in applying the sugar coating on rotating Jelly Belly drums in Fairfield, CA. 960 1280

  

Jelly beans at Jelly Belly factory in California

Jelly beans at Jelly Belly factory in California

A look at what appears to be endless rows of Jelly Belly jelly beans at the Fairfield factory. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern at Jelly Belly in California

Andrew Zimmern at Jelly Belly in California

Andrew and Jelly Belly executive vice chair Lisa Brasher smell the "essence" of Jelly Belly flavoring. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern out in the country of California

Andrew Zimmern out in the country of California

Andrew takes a break in front of a herd of 44 water buffalo in the hills outside of Petaluma, CA. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern gets upclose with a water buffalo in California

Andrew Zimmern gets upclose with a water buffalo in California

Andrew nearly avoids a goring from the alpha water buffalo female Gracie. 960 1280

  

Mutton is prepared in California

Mutton is prepared in California

Andrew looks on as chefs Curtis di Fede and Tyler Rodde of Oenotri restaurant break down a freshly slaughtered mutton in Napa. 960 1280

  

A plate of mutton at Oenotri restaurant in California

A plate of mutton at Oenotri restaurant in California

Fresh cuts of mutton at Oenotri restaurant. 960 1280

  

Mutton testicles at Oenotri restaurant in California

Mutton testicles at Oenotri restaurant in California

Fresh mutton testicles ready to eat at Oenotri restaurant. 960 1280

  

Golden Gate Bridge in the distance

Golden Gate Bridge in the distance

The Bizarre Foods crew braves the rocks for a morning of poke poling near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern holds up a monkeyface eel in San Francisco

Andrew Zimmern holds up a monkeyface eel in San Francisco

Andrew holds up a freshly caught monkeyface eel by the Golden Gate Bridge. 960 1280

  

Monkeyface eel on the grill in San Francisco

Monkeyface eel on the grill in San Francisco

Fresh fillets of monkeyface eel are grilled up and sliced. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern samples grapes in Sonoma County California

Andrew Zimmern samples grapes in Sonoma County California

Andrew and Tony Bugica, manager of Kick Ranch Vineyard in Sonoma County, sample sauvignon blanc grapes. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern sneaks a taste of grapes at the Kick Ranch vineyard

Andrew Zimmern sneaks a taste of grapes at the Kick Ranch vineyard

Andrew sneaks a taste of sauvignon blanc grapes at Kick Ranch. 960 1280

  

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