Flying Goat Cellars produces about 2,500 cases a year and includes three labels: Flying Goat, Goat Bubbles and YNOT. Flying Goat focuses on vineyard designated Pinot Noirs and Pinot Gris. Goat Bubbles offers five vineyard designated sparkling wines: Rosé, Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs, Crémant and Brut Cuvée, all made in the traditional méthode champenoise with the secondary fermentation in the bottle. YNOT is Pinot Noir blended from the finest of Santa Barbara County vineyards.
Norm Yost has been making wine for over thirty nine vintages and has a particular passion for Pinot Noir and sparkling wine. In 2000, he launched his own label, Flying Goat Cellars, specializing in vineyard designated Pinots from Santa Barbara County. Norm shared his passion with Kate Griffith by courting her with his first release of Goat Bubbles in 2006. We don’t know if it was the bubbles or the winemaker’s charm but it culminated in a marriage and a family of wines.