Our Story

Pinot & Sparkling Wine Without Pretense

Ageworthy wine since 2000

Our Story

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.

Enjoy Our Outdoor Patio!

Norm, Cooper and I are still hosting our wine tastings outside to be compliant with the Governor's COVID-19 mandate and for everyone's safety. We've integrated "barrel tasting" seats, James Wolfe sculpture and flowers. Katie Bridges is also making guest appearances and you can purchase her artwork, Katie Marie Artistry, at the tasting room. 

Reservations are recommended but are not required. Please arrive with a mask on. When you are seated, you will be allowed to remove your mask. Please respect social distancing guidelines of 6-feet spacing.

Ampelos, Dark Water, Fiddlehead, Montemar, Pali, and Palmina also have patio wine tastings so the neighborhood is rocking with fun!

Our Brands

We offer three unique brands for your specific preferences.

Our People

Meet the Flying Goat team.

September Wine Specials

Take advantage of our September Wine Specials with 25% off/bottle and 30% off/case. Discount pricing below. When ordering online, please note that discounted pricing shows up after you click through CHECKOUT.

2014 Goat Bubbles, Brut Cuvée 
$31.50/bottle or $352.80/case

2012 Pinot Noir Rio Vista Dierberg Vineyard
$34.50/bottle or $386.40/case          

$10 Flat Rate Shipping Ground/Home Delivery (for boxes up to 48 pounds excluding AK, HI, UT, AR, MS, AL, KY, DE, MD, PA). Free delivery from Santa Maria to Santa Barbara with 3 bottle minimum.

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