Our History

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 the 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 a second label, YNOT, with Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir.

2008

Winery Purchased & Tasting Room Opened

We purchase production space at Crown Laurel and open a Tasting Room in 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.