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Pinot & Sparkling Wine Without Pretense

Ageworthy wine since 2000

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October Wine Special

October welcomes Autumn, Halloween and Day of the Dead. Here's a shrine to our October wine; we give you something to live for with this tasty special.

Wine Enthusiast gave it 93 points. Wine Enthusiast Editor Matt Kettmann noted, "Gamy aromas of leather and raw meat mesh into deep cherry and raspberry on the nose of this bottling. Dried and raw meat flavors pop on the sip, where intense black-plum fruit is lifted by white-pepper spice."

2016 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard

$48.75/bottle or $546/case

Enjoy the layered aromatics of this sultry wine, including Black Velvet rose, mulberry, dried sage and worn tanned leather. Cranberry, Santa Rosa plum, briar patch with juicy acidity and a long finish, will tantalize you on the palate. 

We offer $25 flat fee shipping for up to a case. We also comp one tasting for each three bottles of wine purchased in the tasting room.

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Love The Wine You're With!

We Won Again!

Steve Jacobson won First Prize for the 2023 Wine Spectator Video Competition with LOVE THE WINE YOU’RE WITH. Last year his CABERNET TONIGHT won first prize too. FLYING GOAT is a featured player in both. Watch the new video to enjoy a laugh!

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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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