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Ageworthy wine since 2000

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Noir Friday 50% off/Case Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir

Bien Nacido Vineyard was named "the Most Important Vineyard" of 2022 by Food & Wine magazine. In the spirit of gratitude, we believe that you are "the Most Important Customer." Thus, we're showing you our appreciation through Cyber Monday with 50% off Flying Goat's expression of the beloved 2014 Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir. This is the deal of the century. We still offer $20 flat rate shipping for each case. With our 50% off case special, the price is $360. (Retail price is $60/bottle.) Come by and taste this delicious wine today through Cyber Monday.

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November Wine Specials

If you've been to the tasting room over the past couple of months, you've seen the exceptional artwork of Kelly Rangel. We are honored to have her paintings on exhibit. Her rendition of goats in this photo make a nice contrast for our wine specials. Kelly's plein air paintings also capture our favorite Santa Barbara County beaches. Come by the tasting room to enjoy a flight of bubbles or Pinots while viewing Kelly's paintings of goats, beaches, oaks and other natural wonders of the Central Coast. All artwork is available for purchase. You can also take advantage of our great November wine specials listed below!

2016 Goat Bubbles Crémant
$30/bottle or $336/case

2014 Pinot Noir Rio Vista 2A
$33/bottle or $369.60/case

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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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