Our People

Norman Yost, Winemaker & Proprietor
Norman Yost, Winemaker & Proprietor

Winemaker/ Proprietor Norm Yost has over 40 years in the industry, over half in Santa Barbara County.

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Kate Griffith, Chief Philosopher & Proprietor
Kate Griffith, Chief Philosopher & Proprietor

Kate Griffith has been Chief Philosopher and Proprietor at Flying Goat since 2010.

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Andre in the cellar
André Baltazar, Cellar Master

Cellar Master André Baltazar rocks his winemaking skills at the Flying Goat winery. He is proud to have participated in the full wine cycle, from harvest to completion, with our award-winning 2017 Pinot Gris...

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Makena Blanco Pouring Grapes into a press
Makena Blanco, Cal Poly Intern

Makena is a fourth year Wine and Viticulture major, Agriculture Business minor, at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She works in the tasting room, winery, and behind the scenes with ...

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Cooper the dog with Norm in the Vineyard
Cooper, Winery & Tasting Room Dog

Cooper is our official greeter and top salesman in the tasting room. After his birth in 2013, he was quickly nicknamed the "pinot puppy" in the local media. He is very vocal and can convince just about anyon...

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