2008 COWHORN Grenache 74, a rich, unfiltered red that our Rogue Valley friends and family carted away by the case until we were completely cleaned out.
Farmstead is a Bay Area foodie mecca and has been named best cheese and wine store by East Bay Express, Alameda Magazine, and Oakland Magazine.
There’s nary a food or wine snob to be found here. Their motto is “Relax, It’s just food.” So, whether you have a chronic case of culinary curiosity, or you’re a foodie of the first order, you’ll find owners Jeff Diamond and Carol Huntington to be gracious guides to the world of good food and fine wine.
Each week they offer educational wine tastings in both shops, Alameda and Montclair, and they also stock a healthy supply of artisan oils and vinegars. And if you have a hankering for a hunk of cheese, Farmstead stocks over 150 artisan varieties alongside their hundreds of hand-picked wines.
Their website features a taste bud-boggling blog that’s well worth bookmarking in your browser.