Premise

Power, passion and money drive this long-running serialized saga set in California's wine region. The main drama centers on the Machiavellian efforts of ironfisted matriarch Angela Channing to retain control of the family-run empire. As the show faded during its later years, the stories shifted (none too convincingly) to crime and a shadowy underworld group called `The Thirteen.' A number of movie divas had short stints on the series, including Lana Turner, Kim Novak and Gina Lollobrigida.

Active Cast

Jane Wyman Angela Channing
Lorenzo Lamas Lance Cumson
Maggie Cooper Lori Stevens/Allison

Former Cast

Susan Sullivan Maggie Gioberti Channing
Jamie Rose Victoria Gioberti Hogan
Dana Sparks Victoria Gioberti Hogan Stavros
Mel Ferrer Phillip Erikson
Ana Alicia Melissa Agretti Cumson Gioberti/Samantha Ross
David Selby Richard Channing
Shannon Tweed Diana Hunter
Roy Thinnes Nick Hogan
Lana Turner Jacqueline Perrault
Anne Archer Cassandra Wilder
Morgan Fairchild Jordan Roberts
Ken Olin Father Christopher
Kim Novak Kit Marlowe
Robert Stack Roland Saunders
Rod Taylor Frank Agretti
Kristian Alfonso Pilar Ortega Cumson
Carla Gugino Sydney St. James