Betsy and Peter Spann – Spann Vineyards
A 5-night private tour experience of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada foothills
Betsy and Peter Spann started their love affair with grapes and wine early in life. Betsy’s love of wine began as a young lady with a move to Bordeaux in 1975.She experienced an education and insight into the fine wines and cheeses of southwestern France. Returning to California Betsy attended college, later opening a store in El Dorado County featuring local wines. She sold the store to become an independent wine broker representing small high quality producers.
Moving to Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley she was involved with Lake Sonoma Winery, working in the vineyards and in wine production. After meeting husband Peter in Dallas they fell in love, bought a vineyard and began their own wine production using fruit sourced from small-lot vineyards in the Mayacamas Mountains. Richly flavored Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Sangiovese wines were the end result. Betsy also crafts wines from select cool-climate vineyards throughout Sonoma County; producing limited quantities of blended wines, influenced by the winemaking styles of Bordeaux, the Rhone Valley and Tuscany.
Join Peter & Betsy Spann for 5 nights on this private tour experience. Spend 5-nights at deluxe Tenaya Lodge, with four full days of activity in and around Yosemite National Park. Special meals, wine tastings and lectures are included. This is a unique program visiting one of the world’s most iconic and photographed wilderness preserves.