If you grew up in the valley or just took up residence here for an extended period, I am sure you would agree one of this valley’s biggest challenges is having sustainable year-round career opportunities. Here at Manson Distillery LLC we want to tackle this problem not just for us but for the whole community.
We kept asking ourselves ‘what can we do to help.’ We came up with a solution; apples, apples, and more apples. As Manson Distillery grows so will our need for more locally grown apples. By offering partnerships with orchards to get the apples we need by taking the apples that do not meet the standards set by the retail market. By creating this extra demand for apples we hope to keep Manson’s orchards and the valley’s history from being lost.
Let’s add distilled spirits to the repertoire of this valley. Manson is already quite the destination. But add brandy, vodka and whiskey and there will be no excuse to not visit.
Colin owns and operate a 6 acre vineyard estate, 30 acre apple orchard, distillery and lease a 10 acre apple orchard. Grapes from their vineyard estate are leased to Vin Du Lac and have been crafted into award winning wines. Apples he farms are sold through Chelan fruit and Manson growers.
All the while taking over orchards, vineyards and starting a distillery. Building a synergetic portfolio to be the foundation for his family and future generations.