A WEEKEND WITH HITCHCOCK


In the early 1940s, Alfred Hitchcock–newly arrived in America and missing the countryside of his previous home in England–purchased a 200 acre weekend ‘getaway’ estate in the Northern California town of Santa Cruz. Above, take the drive that Hitch (and wife Alma and daughter Pat) would have taken on the way to their country crash pad–the footage was shot in 1938 and comes complete with inappropriate 1920s music. The Hitchcock spread is now a winery and a rather impressive one at that. It’s called ‘Heart Of The Mountain Estate’ and seems to specialize in Pinot Noirs. The master of suspense would have heartily approved I’m sure.

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