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Twisted Cork & Taphouse Grand Opening

Updated: Sep 15, 2023

Owners Bob and Shannon Frediani and staff of the Twisted Cork & Taphouse were very pleased with the huge turnout for their open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on January 6, at 1:00. Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce spearheaded the ribbon cutting ceremony with Manson Chamber of Commerce welcoming Bob and Shannon to Manson.

Bob grew up in Great Falls, Montana where his family owned an Italian restaurant, the Miami Club. He has fond memories of his grandfather making some amazing Italian cuisine, which instilled a life-long love of cooking, creating a desire to operate his own restaurant. Today is a very exciting day for Bob and Shannon Frediani.

Bob enjoyed a 40-year career in sales and marketing, working for several companies. Shannon is a hairdresser by profession and still operates the “Vineyard Salon” out of her home on the south shore of Lake Chelan. Bob and Shannon also owned a retail soccer store in Snohomish County before moving to Chelan.

Bob is from Montana and Shannon grew up in Spokane but somehow, they both ended up in Everett, where they fell in love and married. They are blessed with four children and 12 grandchildren.

Their family has been coming to Chelan for 36 years, spending many vacation days at Wapato Point. In 2016 Bob and Shannon sold their home in Snohomish County and moved, fulltime to Chelan. They built a beautiful home on the south shore of Lake Chelan and feel they are truly “living the life”.

With their move to Chelan completed, Bob and Shannon intensified a search to find a sight to open a restaurant, the Twisted Cork & Taphouse, a name chosen several years ago. “We looked at a couple different locations in Chelan that didn’t pan out. When “The Point” became available in Manson last year we knew we had found the perfect location,” Bob said.

The Twisted Cork & Taphouse has much to offer to its customers with 12 beers on tap, several local and international wines, ciders and seltzers. The menu was developed with input from Bob, Shannon and Executive Chef Jason Bills. All entrees are very interesting with Italian flavor, reminiscent of Bob’s grandfather from many years ago.

The restaurant is spacious with lots of seating and big screen TV’s. The staff, which total 14, are trained in first class customer service that will make your dining experience special. The patio area is pet friendly and the entire family is welcome inside. The Twisted Cork & Taphouse is available to rent for special events and you can call ahead for takeout orders 509-888-8228.

The Twisted Cork & Taphouse is located at 94 Wapato Point Parkway, Unit B in Manson. Winter hours are: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12 to 7 and Sunday 12 to 5. For more information visit their website at or call 509-888-8228.

By Norm Manly

Community Volunteer

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