Anna Janke, the owner of La Conner Sips, knows wine. Anna spent 12 years as a wine rep and wine steward with one goal—opening a wine shop. “The previous owners made this possible in 2015 when they sold the business to me because of my passion for wine,” says Anna. La Conner Sips customers benefit from Anna’s passion and knowledge. “The owner is a gem and a sweetheart who is pouring (literally) some love and vino into the little town of La Conner,” says Trish from San Diego, CA. Anna spends a copious amount of time researching wines for her loyal customers. “I love finding wine at a great price to introduce to my customers. I also enjoy introducing people to new and interesting wines,” says Anna.
WE ENCOURAGE OUTDOOR SIPPING
October is the perfect time to enjoy the La Conner Sips outdoor deck next to the boardwalk and the Swinomish Channel. Take in the view of the Rainbow Bridge, boats in the water, and wildlife while sipping. The deck heaters and blankets make for a cozy afternoon! “What a lovely place to sit and watch the boats go by. The outside seating offers a wonderful view of the channel as well as the beautiful boardwalk that extends from the pub to the hotel. Bring man’s best friend too because the deck seating is dog friendly as is the boardwalk,” says Gloria S. from Arlington, WA.
WINE AND CHAMPAGNE FLIGHTS, TWO LOCAL BEERS ON TAP
La Coner Sips currently offers a Juicy Red Flight, a Patio Flight which includes two whites and a rose’, an Old World Flight with bubbles, a Dry White/Red Flight, and a Port flight! “We love Sips! The wine selection is fun but what I really love are their flights! They now offer a champagne flight, yum! The bar is great but their back deck overlooking the water is phenomenal. Plus dog friendly! A must if you are in La Conner,” says a recent customer.
IMMODEST SMALL PLATES AND BOTTLES TO-GO
La Conner Sips offers not so small plates such as a cheese plate with charcuterie, hummus plate, toasted brie with red pepper jelly, house-made bruschetta, coconut shrimp, chocolate plate, and more! “Incredible food, incredible wine, incredible service. If you’re in La Conner for the weekend, Sips is a can’t miss! Recommend the flights, the tastings, and the blends. And if you’re looking for a bottle to take back to your hotel, they’ll point you to something terrific,” says Grant from Kirkland, WA.
FIDO & TODDLER FRIENDLY
La Conner Sips is dog and family-friendly! The outside deck is perfect for your best friend Fido! Children are also welcome and will enjoy watching the boats go by on the deck. “The service was attentive and friendly, our palettes were cleansed by some reputable and tasty wines plus tasty small plates and our group with TODDLER was treated well. Thank you Anna for hosting us! Cozy front of the house with a large sitting room in the back (waterside) and perfect deck to view passing boats,” says Daina B. from Seattle.
S.I.P.S – Shelter In Place Sale This October
La Conner SIPS is extending its Shelter In Place Sale (S.I.P.S) for October. Buy three or more bottles to go and receive 30% off. Anna will help you select the wines that you will love! “FAVORITE WINE BAR! My sister and I stumbled upon this place last year after going to the tulip festival and were so impressed that we came back this year as well! They have an amazing selection, the owner is BEYOND knowledgeable and fun, and wonderful prices! This place is definitely worth coming to if you’re in the area, and also worth coming to if you’re not! Customer for life!” says Samantha Dennis
When asked about what Anna loves most about owning La Conner Sips, she doesn’t skip a beat with her answer. “The very best part about the position I’m in is meeting great people, learning their story, and telling mine,” exclaims Anna.