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Pinot & Sparkling Wine Without Pretense

Ageworthy wine since 2000

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July Wine Specials

25% off/bottle
30% off/case

2016 Pinot Noir Solomon Hills Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley AVA

Sale pricing: $34.50/bottle or $386.40/case

2016 Goat Bubbles Blanc de Noirs Bien Nacido Vineyard

Sale pricing: $48.75/bottle or $546/case

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Tribute to Griff at 90!

Our latest tasting room exhibit features a tribute to my (Kate) beloved father, William Francis Roelofson Griffith III (Griff), who turns 90 on July 16th. I prefer to acknowledge loved ones while they can get enjoyment out of it too. My father gave me his rodeo gear decades ago and finally it's proudly on display. Visit our "Eqwinery" exhibit, which includes artwork, photos, gear and memorabilia from rodeo, polo (my godsons David and Harrison Samaniego and polo legend Memo Gracida), and riding to hounds (me).

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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.

January 2016

First Release of Allan Hancock College Vineyard Pinot Noir

We are proud to showcase this vineyard run by students at the local community college. Wine Enthusiast rated it 94 pts and Editor's Choice.

September 2024

Flying Goat's 25th Harvest

Norm Yost celebrates his 25th harvest with Flying Goat Cellars.

Our Brands

We offer three unique brands for your specific preferences.

Our People

Meet the Flying Goat team.

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