The Wine Shop Opened in October 2008. The Shop is owned by Mary Swindell & Michael Estes, a local couple who live in the neighborhood. The Shop is located in the Lakewood Crossing Shopping Center (with Costco & Target) at the Intersection of I-5 and 172nd Ave.
Michael works in IT at Nordstrom while Mary runs The Wine Shop.
Mary Swindell grew up in Michigan, graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Psychology and Business Administration. After graduation, she lived in Dallas, Texas until 1988 when she moved to the state of Washington. Her background is in healthcare information management (boring.) She got sick of corporate life and decided to create jewelry and sell it on the road. During this time, she worked part-time as a wine steward at a small wine shop on Camano Island. The Wine Shop has been opened since October 2008.
Michael Estes is from Salem Oregon and currently works for Nordstrom in their IT-Security Department. He occasionally is brought in to cover a shift or two at the shop.
Animal Lovers with 2 dogs and 1 cat, they live about 6 miles from the shop near Lake Goodwin.
Locally Owned and Operated Small Business Founded in 2008-Wine-Craft Beer-Art-Unique Gifts