{ Manson Mingle-Networking 101

Manson Mingle-Networking 101

Manson Mingle-Networking 101


Marcus and Trie Smith, co-owners of Cheval Cellars opened their doors on Thursday – October 25 to host the first Manson Mingle of the winter (almost winter).

Marcus chats with Dennis and Jenna Rahm with Lake Chelan Now

Cheval Cellars, located at 14 Wapato Way in Manson have been in business since July 22, 2017. The Smith’s purchased their orchard/vineyard located on Kinsey Road in Manson in 2003. Their property measures 120 acres with five acres in grapes that were planted in 2004. In 2010 they put their first wine into barrels with their first commercial sale July 2017.

Trie Smith and Debbie Conwell, Manson Chamber Excutive Director

Cheval Cellars offers estate produced wine, hard cider and apple cider from fruit they grow, tend, harvest and bottle by hand. Currently they bottle six different red wines with "Barrel 14" their best seller, a Syrah dominant blend with small additions of other varietals aged over 24 months in neutral French oak barrels. On average they produce 600 cases of wine a year.

Mark Garvin, Todd Heric and Lance Stark

There were several new faces in the crowd and after a glass or two of Cheval Cellars wonderful red wine introductions were made and people had a chance to talk about their involvement in the Manson Community. The Mingle provides a great opportunity for local business owners and others that support our community to network while having a great time. There is no question that connecting a community makes it stronger and more effective.

Julie Russell and Ron Trickett

Marcus and Tri provided treats that included pizza from their “wood-fired oven” and it was excellent. Marcus brought us up to speed on the Cheval Cellars Bakery operated by Kankan Sekou. Kankan shared some of his amazing chocolate chip cookies and wonderful cheesecake brownies. The Bakery is open Wednesday through Sunday from 8:00 to 1:00. And on Friday and Saturday from 4:00 to 8:00 Kankan is making Neapolitan style pizza in their wood-fired oven.

Cheval Cellar's Head Baker, Kankan Sekou

Manson Chamber of Commerce Vice President, Jeff Conwell brought us up to speed on all the exciting things taking place in Manson.

Bob Christopher and Karen Heric

The evening wrapped up around 8:30 and we thank Cheval Cellars for hosting the October Mingle. Mark your calendars for the next Manson Mingle on November 14 at Mountain View Lodge starting at 6:00.

Moountain View Lodge locate at 25 Wapato Point Parkway in Manson

By Norm Manly

Posted by Manson Chamber of Commerce

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