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Pinot & Sparkling Wine Without Pretense

Ageworthy wine since 2000

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December Wine Specials

Happy Holidays! To get you in the spirit of giving and sharing with your friends and family, we're offering a couple of great wine specials this month. Mixed cases allowed.

25% off by the bottle
30% off by the case

2015 Goat Bubbles Brut Cuvée

Pale gold in color with aromas of flakey French pastries, dried apricot and under-ripe orange. A lingering chalk-like minerality lifts from the glass. The palate expresses peach and Valencia oranges. A complex and nuanced wine with an elegant fruit finish. No dosage was added to this wine due to its natural round fruit qualities.

2014 Pinot Noir Dierberg Vineyard

The beautiful dark garnet color lures you in to enjoy the nose with hints of caramelized bacon, candied cherry, dark plum and chocolate. Lingering fruit on the mid-palate and supple tannins create a full bodied and voluptuous mouth feel. This is Kate's favorite Pinot Noir in the portfolio.

New Flying Goat Logo and Label

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Flying Goat Cellars in 2020, we had our Flying Goat Cellars logo and wine label redesigned by Michelle Ball. Ball integrated our iconic goat into the new design and we are thrilled with the fresh look.

We are excited to announce the release of our first wine with the new label, 2019 Pinot Noir Nielson Vineyard. This is also our first vintage of Pinot Noir made from the Swan clone and sourced from the oldest commercial vineyard in Santa Barbara County. Read more on the Nielson Vineyard

Flying Goat Cellars wine labels will carry the original label through the 2018 vintage of Pinot Noirs and 2019 vintage of Pinot Gris. Our YNOT label, designed by Lompoc native Ricardo de los Angeles, was also refreshed by Michelle Ball in 2020. Look for the label on the 2018 YNOT Chardonnay. Read more on the history of our original labels here.  

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.

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.

Our Brands

We offer three unique brands for your specific preferences.

Our People

Meet the Flying Goat team.

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