Hard Row to Hoe
It is not unusual in remote mining areas to find a story about a local brothel, and Lake Chelan had its stories also.
Edgemont Lodge was built about 1924 a few miles uplake from Lucerne at Lightning Creek in an area called Point Lovely.
During the late 1930’s construction was winding down at Grand Coulee Dam and a few of the Coulee Dam professional ladies moved to Edgemont Lodge to “serve” the miners from the newly operational Howe Sound Mine.
One story has it that a long-time Manson resident ran a rowboat taxi service from Lucerne to Point Lovely in support of the thriving enterprise.
Judy Phelps – Winemaker
Judy believes in having fun while being serious about winemaking. She has a Master of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Connecticut Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department. She retired from her corporate career in research and development at Pfizer, Inc. in 2006. Judy completed the Winemaking Certificate program at the University of California at Davis in July 2006 and is past president of the Lake Chelan Wine Growers Association.
Don Phelps – Vineyard Manager
He works his magic in the vineyard. He has a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Washington State University specializing in water resources and works in his private practice in Chelan. Don is past President of the Lake Chelan Wine Alliance. Don not only farms the estate vineyards but also works closely with the growers of our contracted grapes sources. Don will also tell you that he is ‘the labor force’ and the one who ‘writes the checks’.