Flying Goat Cellars was lucky to be one of the first wineries to craft a Pinot Noir from the meticulously farmed Dierberg Vineyard in Santa Maria Valley. Planted in 1997, it has predominately sandy loam soils and southern exposures. Rolling hills sit on a windswept mesa that is caressed by the maritime breeze from the Pacific Ocean. One block is currently designated for Flying Goat with clone 777. Wines from this vineyard are truly unique and greatly sought after. Our first release from the Dierberg Vineyard was in 2001; it’s now a library wine that still rocks! The Dierberg Vineyard in Santa Maria Valley is the oldest of three vineyards in Santa Barbara County owned by Jim and Mary Dierberg. Bankers by profession, the Dierberg have also owned one of America’s oldest wineries, Hermannhof, since 1974. Hermannhof is located in their home state of Missouri, where Jim was raised in a farming tradition. California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance certified.