Our Story

Pinot & Sparkling Wine Without Pretense

Ageworthy wine since 2000

Our Story

Indoor and Outdoor Seating!

You choose! Come inside and experience our cozy wood-paneled tasting room or enjoy the ocean breezes of our outdoor patio seating. Enjoy a flight of Pinot Noir and/or Sparkling Wine or a glass of wine with a favorite friend. Or just come by to relax and hang out with Cooper. Cheese, salami, crackers, Wine Chips and honey are also available for purchase. We are here to bring joy into your life.

On June 15th the State of CA lifted COVID restrictions. Californians now see life getting back to a more "normal" status. All business sectors may return to usual operations (with limited exceptions for Mega Events.)  Come see us!

Reservations are recommended but not required Thursday-Monday 11am-4pm at info@flyinggoatcellars.com or 805-736-9032. We're also open by appointment for special hours.

July Wine Specials

Our July wine specials offer 25% off/bottle and 30% off/case on these tasty wines. Flying Goat wines are perfect for those summer meals pairing wine and food with friends and family. Or if you're in the mood for a snack, try a charcuterie board. Either way, Goat Bubbles are a welcome addition for any occasion and Bien Nacido Pinot Noirs are renowned for their Burgundian expression. 

2015 Goat Bubbles, Brut Cuvée ($44)

$33/bottle
$369.60/case

2013 Pinot Noir, Bien Nacido Vineyard ($60)

$45/bottle
$504/case

Tasting Room open Thursday - Monday 11am-4pm. $10 Flat Rate Shipping Ground/Home Delivery (for boxes up to 48 pounds excluding AK, HI, UT, AR, MS, AL, KY, DE, MD, PA & NH). Contact Kate 805-588-0996 or info@flyinggoatcellars.com.

2000

First Vintage of Flying Goat Produced

Winemaker Norm Yost launches his own wine label, Flying Goat Cellars.

2002

First Pinot Noir Released

We introduce our first wines at Santa Barbara County Vintners Festival and launch website/newsletter.

2005

First Goat Bubbles and Pinot Gris Produced

We produce our first vintage of Goat Bubbles Rosé and Pinot Gris, Nielson Vineyard.

2007

Awarded Best in Class and Sweepstakes Winner

We win Best in Class & Red Sweepstakes winner at the 2007 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for our 2005 Flying Goat Pinot Noir, Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard.  

2007

First YNOT Pinot Noir Produced

We launch our second label for Pinot Noir, YNOT, from Santa Barbara County vineyards.

2008

Winery Purchased & Tasting Room Opened

We purchase production space at Crown Laurel and open a Tasting Room in the Lompoc Wine Ghetto.

2010

Kate Joined the Team

Kate Griffith marries Norm Yost and their partnership evolves into a family of wines.

2011

Club Celebrate and new Goat Bubbles Label Launched

Club Celebrate, the first sparkling wine club in Santa Barbara County, offers exclusive membership for méthode champenoise Goat Bubbles. New Goat Bubbles label designed by Mark Oliver.

2015

Fifth expression of Goat Bubbles released

Goat Bubbles offers five expressions of méthode champenoise sparkling wines. Every bottle is hand riddled, disgorged, waxed and labeled with love.

2019

Flying Goat's 20th Harvest

Norm Yost celebrates his 20th harvest with Flying Goat Cellars.

March 2020

COVID Safety Guidelines in Place

Flying Goat implements COVID safety guidelines so our 20th anniversary passes without celebration.

January 2021

Flying Goat Turns 21 & Finally Legal to Drink!

Flying Goat turns 21 and is finally legal to drink our own wine! We are celebrating all year.

Our Brands

We offer three unique brands for your specific preferences.

Our People

Meet the Flying Goat team.

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