Two years ago this week, after years of planning, and several months of hard scrambling, Daniel, Glenny, Julia, and I opened our little wine shop on 40th Street. We named it Oakland Yard after the train station that spanned the block for much of the last century, hoping to maintain some of the energy of that hub; the spot where people came together, and a comfortable resting place along the way. Two years in, I think it’s really working.
Thank you all for making us feel welcome, for taking the ball and running, for breathing life into this box of steel, cement and wood. We bring the wine, but you bring the laughter. Sometimes you bring the sadness, or the anger, that can be hard to leave behind. Go ahead and bring it. Keep it real. Sometimes we can help; sometimes we can’t, but we’ll try. We are stronger working together.
Please come join us this Saturday, from 11am until 4pm, in a celebration of life’s great joys - new friends, old friends, beautiful strangers, delicious wine, raw oysters, groovy music, vintage clothing, original art, fresh flowers, cold beer, smiling children, stylish shoes, and amazing tacos!
But first...TONIGHT: Thursday Night Flights. ALL SPANISH REDS or WHITES. $12 tastingflights from 4 to 8pm.
SATURDAY 10/10: OAKLAND YARD 2nd ANNIVERSARY PARTY - Wine, food and fun from 11am to 4pm and wines by the glass until 9!
SUNDAY 10/11: ITALIAN TASTING FLIGHTS $15 flights from 2 to 6pm and wines by the glass until 8pm.