Flying Goat Cellars Winemaker Norm Yost is the “OG” (Old Goat) of bubbles in Santa Barbara County. In 2005, he launched the first sparkling wine program with Goat Bubbles Rosé. As the program grew, Yost launched a bubbles wine club (Club Celebrate) and a bubbles tasting flight. His family of méthode champenoise sparklers now includes Crémant, Rosé, Brut Cuvée, Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs (2 expressions) and Pinot Meunier. The 2015 Goat Bubbles Blanc de Noirs Bien Nacido Vineyard illustrates the ageability of Yost’s sparklers, which is typical of fine Champagne.
Club Celebrate is Flying Goat’s wine club dedicated to Goat Bubbles. It offers four new releases during the year and three levels of membership/discounts. Releases include Rosé, Crémant, Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs (two expressions), Brut Cuvée or Pinot Meunier, which are available exclusively to wine club members. Goat Bubbles are made in the traditional méthode champenoise at Flying Goat’s facility in Lompoc. Each bottle is handcrafted, riddled, disgorged, waxed and labeled with love. Goat Bubbles make a superb complement to food and are a great way to celebrate those everyday wonders and achievements. Yost recommends “Celebrate your Greatest Of All Times with GOAT Bubbles!”
A tasting flight of Goat Bubbles includes 5 sparklers for $35 and is available at the tasting room Thursday-Monday 11am-4pm. With each 3 bottle purchase, one tasting flight is complimentary. Flying Goat Cellars Tasting Room is located at 1520 East Chestnut Court in Lompoc, CA.