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Pinot & Sparkling Wine Without Pretense

Ageworthy wine since 2000

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June Wine Specials

We're promised high sixties and sunshine this weekend in Lompoc so come visit us to try our new line up of wines on the tasting flights, including these sensational summer specials. 25% off/bottle or 30% off/case

2017 Goat Bubbles, Brut Cuvée

retail $48
$36/bottle or $403.20/case

2016 Pinot Noir, Rio Vista Vineyard 2A

retail $46
$34.50/bottle or $386.40/case

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20 Year Old Pinot is Superb!

Norm and I drank a couple of bottles of our Flying Goat Cellars 2003 Solomon Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir this past week and we're pleased to report that it's still delicious! Yes, a 20 year old Pinot Noir from Santa Maria Valley AVA. It was still fresh, even when we drank an open bottle a few nights later. If you have one in your cellar, we recommend that you pull it out and celebrate 20 years of life. The wine is a lovely Burgundian expression that promises to delight. If you are curious, we have some bottles in our library selection for sale. We also recommend that you use an ah-so cork remover for all older bottles where the corks may be breaking down. 

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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.

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.

February 2022

Face Mask Mandate Lifted

Face mask mandate lifted. Come enjoy our Tasting Room, indoors or on the patio, without masking up.

Our Brands

We offer three unique brands for your specific preferences.

Our People

Meet the Flying Goat team.

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