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Holiday Season Special

Time to "Go Big or Go Home" as in a tasty MAGNUM of Pinot Noir for the holiday season. Our holiday wine special features a 10 year old MAGNUM to get you in the spirit of sharing with friends and family.

2013 Pinot Noir Rio Vista Vineyard Clone 777 MAGNUM

25% off/bottle =$86.25

30% off/case of 6 bottles =$483

The nose reveals cocoa powder and espresso beans, bresaola or smoked bacon. Black cherry, red currant and lingonberry tantalize the palate while dusty, smoky tannins linger on. This wine is perfect with a Christmas ham, seasoned with clove and brown sugar, roasted glazed duck and pork tenderloin. Dark chocolate covered espresso beans and dark chocolate cake with raspberry coulis make a delicious dessert pairing too.

$25 flat fee FedEx shipping up to a case (6 magnums)

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Holiday Gift Pack for $99

This holiday season, we offer two Gift Packs priced at $99. Both include tasty Pinot Noirs from Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard and Bien Nacido Vineyard, combined with either a YNOT? Pinot Noir or a YNOT? Chardonnay. You choose! 

For delivery before Christmas, out-of-state orders should be placed by December 14th at 1pm. California orders should be placed by December 19 at 1pm. Order early in preparation for holiday delays!

$25 flat fee FedEx shipping for each case of 12 bottles

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First Vintage of Flying Goat Produced

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


First Pinot Noir Released

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


First Goat Bubbles and Pinot Gris Produced

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


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.  


First YNOT Pinot Noir Produced

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


Winery Purchased & Tasting Room Opened

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


Kate Joined the Team

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


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.


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.


Flying Goat's 20th Harvest

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

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.

September 2023

First Release of Goat Bubbles Pinot Meunier

First Goat Bubbles made from Pinot Meunier (2021 vintage) released to wine club members. It was quickly dubbed “Barbie Bubbles,” with timing of movie.

Our Brands

We offer three unique brands for your specific preferences.

Our People

Meet the Flying Goat team.

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