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Pinot & Sparkling Wine Without Pretense

Ageworthy wine since 2000

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June Wine Specials

2014 Pinot Noir Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard
$48 retail
SALE $36/bottle or $403.20

This 10-year old fruit forward wine delights your palate with flavors of cranberry and red currant, while blue fruit and violet tantalize your nose. The structure of this bullish wine enables it to pair well with “beef- it’s what’s for dinner.” After all, the West wasn’t won eating vegetables. Dark chocolate is another pairing option.

2017 Goat Bubbles Blanc de Noirs Ampelos Vineyard
$65 retail
SALE $48.75/bottle or $546/case

Liquid gold in color, this crisp sparkler with zero dosage shows hints of stone fruit on the palate. Enjoy the delightful aromas of dried apricot and peach, as well as roasted almond on the nose. Pair with coconut prawns or yellow curry chicken. Lox and bagels is also a tasty pairing; don’t be afraid to garnish with capers. Other suggestions include baked brie with a pluot compote or a fortune cookie for a hint at your future.

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Father's Day "Papas & Polo"

Bring your Papa out on Father's Day morning (June 16th 10:30am-noon) to La Herradura Polo Club. Introduce him to the "sport of kings" at the private club of the revered polo player Memo Gracida. Kick off your Father's Day in style enjoying complimentary tastings of Flying Goat wine and Cypress Grove Cheese. Watch a fast-paced polo match field-side at La Herradura Polo Club, located at 3720 Baseline Avenue in the scenic Santa Ynez Valley. Get inspired to pick up a foot mallet and practice your hand to eye coordination or perhaps even take a polo lesson!

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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.

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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