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Pinot & Sparkling Wine Without Pretense

Ageworthy wine since 2000

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August Wine Specials

Sta. Rita Hills AVA is top of mind this month with the annual Wine & Fire event August 18-21. Our two wine specials this month offer lovely expressions of Sta. Rita Hills. The photo features the view from our gazebo in Lompoc of the western edge of Sta. Rita Hills AVA. 

2016 Goat Bubbles Ampelos Vineyard
$45/bottle or $504/case 

2014 Pinot Noir Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard
$36/bottle or $403.20/case

Flying Goat Cellars Tasting & Art Salon Hours:
Thursday - Monday, 11am - ~4pm.
1520 E. Chestnut Ct., Lompoc, CA

Email info@flyinggoatcellars.com or call 805-736-9032 to make appointments for wine tastings. Reservations are not required.  

Winemaker Dinner

Friday, September 30
6pm - 9:30pm
La Purisima Mission
Lompoc, CA

Save the date for our annual Winemaker Dinner at the historic La Purisima Mission, just outside of Lompoc. Chef Clark Staub from Full of Life Flatbread will be catering the event again this year. You don't want to miss this event! More details and tickets for the event available soon here.Check out photos from the 2021 event 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.

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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