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Ageworthy wine since 2000

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March Wine Specials

Celebrate Spring & the prospect of sunny warm days ahead! Our March wine specials will please both white and red wine drinkers. 

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

2019 Pinot Gris Sierra Madre Vineyard  $28 retail

$21/bottle or $235.20/case
Wine Enthusiast 93 pts. Editors' Choice. 

“Norm Yost has been doing great things with the richer side of Pinot Gris for decades, and this bottling is no different. Aroma of dried lemon peel, chamomile, tart lime and water chestnut lead into a palate with a viscous texture that delivers unique flavors of citrus peel, ash and beeswax,” said Wine Enthusiast Editor Matt Kettmann.   

2014 Pinot Noir Rio Vista Vineyard 2A $44 retail

$33/bottle or $369.60/case 

This wine has held up beautifully over the past nine years. The deep ruby color reveals the attitude of this full-bodied wine showing dense, dark aromas and flavors. Enjoy cola, caramel, coffee and bittersweet chocolate on the nose. Blackberry, raspberry, tart cherry and other dark fruit unfold on the palate. This is a wine for Santa Maria tri-tip and BBQ ribs. Get ready for spring and summer outdoor living! 

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Carol Talley Artist Reception

"Luminous Landscapes"
Friday, March 24, 4-6pm
Flying Goat Cellars Tasting Room & Art Salon
1520 E. Chestnut Court, Lompoc

Carol Talley remarks, "I explore the landscape by in-person direct observation, and by recollection of the place. I utilize these approaches as a jumping off point to create a painting that incorporates the unique feeling of a location. My aim is to capture the essential form, color and gesture of place, and then distill these elements into a compelling representation, leaving the unnecessary behind and revealing the vital core of a scene. Sometimes the location can be recognized, at other times, the reference has been morphed into a dreamlike image."

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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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