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By Jeff Pack

Hope grows at Spero Vineyards


Last updated 11/29/2018 at 11:17pm

Jeff Pack

Eva and Mark Woodsmall are the project organizers and vineyard owners at Spero Vineyards Viticulture Vocational Training program in Temecula.

When Mark and Eva Woodsmall were married 22 years ago, they visited Florence, Italy on their honeymoon. During the trip, they ventured off into some of the area's wine regions, where they happened upon an overlook of a vineyard.

A priest nearby told them that the vineyard was a labor of love of people in the community who were in rehabilitation of some form or another through local churches, community groups and programs for people with developmental disabilities.

It was in that moment that a seed was planted in the minds of the couple.

The couple had lived in the Pasadena area for many y...

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