Wine Club Members’ Day & Pick-Up Party


Saturday, February 9
Flying Goat Tasting Room
Lompoc, CA 93436



Teresa Pratt Artist Reception





Saturday, February 16, 2-4pm
Flying Goat Cellars Tasting Room
1520 E. Chestnut Ct.
Lompoc, CA




Come by and meet artist Teresa Pratt at the Flying Goat Cellars Tasting Room over a flight of wine and some tasty snacks. Pratt’s paintings will be on exhibit at the tasting room through February 28, 2019. 

Pratt says, “I didn’t seriously begin to paint until later in life.  In college I had taken a few classes in drawing and color theory, but my education was in a different direction.  ‘You can’t support yourself on art.’”

“When my children were young, I decided to freelance as a graphic artist.  My sister-in-law worked in that field and gave me some small jobs to start. This gave me the confidence to go out on my own.  I found a temp job at an Engineering firm in Pasadena, in their Art Dept.  It involved mainly drawing schematics for various projects.  This was before computer design and I became proficient using rapidographs and drawing everything by hand.”

“A local magazine in our valley was hiring paste-up artists.  I went to work for them and learned a lot.  After two years, I became an assistant art director.  At night I took porcelain painting from Maria Escobar.  This was my first introduction to painting with oils.  Instead of using tubes of paint, we mixed pigment with medium first. Each layer was fired before the next was applied. Through an adult education oil painting class, I was introduced to John Ursillo. I studied landscape painting from him, learning new techniques and the importance of “looking.” He encouraged me to continue.”

“When my children were grown, a friend and fellow artist introduced me to Julia Diller.  I began studying at her Atelier in North Hollywood.  I learned to paint A la Prima from live models.  Her love of classical style was a great influence.  It resonated with the direction I wanted to take.   Portraiture especially intrigued me.  The challenge of breathing life with a brush into a person’s expression and eyes is what motivates me.”

“Why have I painted so many women? The short answer is we needed wine labels for our wine. We were making wine in our garage with another couple and wanted to have our own private label.  We called ourselves, CP Iconic Wines and came up with the idea of having paintings of iconic actresses on the labels.  Today, we have become a commercial winery and make our wines as an AP under Norm Yost of Flying Goat Cellars.  Our name has changed but the idea of having beautiful women on our labels has not.

“The creative process in painting compels and completely absorbs me.  As a painting develops, whether it’s a landscape or a portrait, there’s a sense of excitement as it comes to life. My hope is that the viewer has a glimpse of that as well.”



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“Cooking With Love” Winemaker Dinner


Saturday, February 16, 6:30-9pm
La Botte Bistro
225 McMurray Rd.
Buellton, CA 93427

Bring your sweetie to a fun-filled winemaker dinner with live music at La Botte Bistro on Valentine’s Day weekend. Restaurateur Francesca Agate will feature “Cooking With Love” and serve a four-course gourmet meal paired with Norm Yost’s tasty Goat Bubbles Rosé, Flying Goat Pinot Gris and two Pinot Noirs.

Prepaid reservations are required at 805-693-2154.
$75/person (excluding tax and gratuity).


“A Decade of Decadence” Winemaker Dinner


Friday, May 3, 6-9:30pm
La Purisima Mission
2295 Purisima Road
Lompoc, CA

Join us for an extraordinary evening at La Purisima Mission hosted by Winemaker Norm Yost and Restaurateur Mitchell Sjerven. This will be the tenth year that the duo team up to bring an exceptional dining experience in the romantic, rustic setting of the mission. It’s our thirteenth annual dinner at the mission and some guests have attended every year.

Featured Chef Greg Murphy of bouchon Santa Barbara enjoys finding the essence of his cooking style in local and sustainable ingredients. Chef Greg says, “As always, looking forward to my favorite offsite event of the year!” With advance notice, Chef Greg will accommodate dietary restrictions.

Norm will pour Goat Bubbles sparkling wine in the mission garden, followed by a flight of our finest wines in the nearby dining room seating 40 guests. There is an adjacent private dining room seating 10-12 guests each that is also available.

Tickets are $150 (plus tax) for Wine Club Members and guests. $175 (plus tax) for non-club members. Please reserve your seats here or call 805-736-9032 to make your reservations.


Katie Marie Artist Reception


Saturday, December 8, 2-4pm
Flying Goat Tasting Room
1520 E. Chestnut Ct. Lompoc

You may recognize Katie Bradbury Alva because she has been a Flying Goat tasting room associate for the past few year. When we discovered that she has been drawing, painting and dabbling in photography since she was 6 years old, we invited her to have an exhibit. We love to show off our local artistic talent. Her exquisite paintings make a great holiday gift and have been selling off the walls.

After moving to California in 2009, Katie started surfing and became a Diamond Member with the Salt Water Divas. While connecting with the beauty of the ocean and becoming friends with such influential women, she wanted to start accomplishing more in her life. People have always told her, “I wish you’d do something with your art. You’re so talented, don’t waste it.” So after a couple of very difficult years and getting motivation from her “Special Man Friend” (her boyfriend), Katie started to pursue her artistic vision.

In this collection, “a lot of my designs are a reflection of the ebb and flow of the sea (and life), sometimes calm and beautiful, but sometimes harsh and dark. Some are just fun colorful experiments that went well,” says Katie.

Katie commissions private art pieces, including portraiture drawings, pet portraits and paintings. She teaches Canvas & Cocktails at Vandenberg AFB and offers private home painting parties as well. Please contact her for booking information at 805-757-6649.

Most of Katie’s free time is spent with her Boyfriend and his two children. They  enjoy surfing, beach days, hiking, skateboarding, having back yard fires and exploring the local food scene. Travel is an important aspect of their life as well, frequenting Lake Tahoe, Oregon and finding hidden gems here in the Central Coast.

When asked what is in store for her future, Katie hopes to open an art studio of her own where she can support and promote local artist like herself.









Hallowed Ground: Bee Sustainable


Harvest in the Ghetto Scarecrow Contest October 2018










Celebration of Harvest

October 1, 2018 · 0 comments

Celebration of Harvest





With harvest in full swing, Santa Barbara Vintners designated October 12-14 “Celebration of Harvest Weekend.” Check out the three days of special wine and food events taking place throughout Santa Barbara Wine Country here. Come by Flying Goat Cellars Tasting Room any time over the weekend and taste a special flight of our Pinot Noir Rio Vista Vineyard Dijon vintages 2011-2014. We promise a treat, not a trick!



October 12-14
Celebration of Harvest Weekend 
Santa Barbara County

October 13, 12-3pm
Wine & Seafood Paring
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Santa Barbara, CA

October 13, 8pm
Somm 3 Screening & Wine Tasting
Solvang Festival Theater
Solvang, CA

October 14, 11am-4pm
Open House with Norm Yost pouring vertical flight of Pinot Noir Rio Vista Vineyard Dijon
Flying Goat Tasting Room
Lompoc, CA


Somm 3 Screening & Wine Tasting



Saturday, October 13, 8pm
Solvang Festival Theater
420 Second St.
Solvang, CA

A highlight of the Santa Barbara Vintners Celebration of Harvest weekend is the first public premiere of SOMM 3, the latest addition to the successful SOMM film franchise. This premiere will take place on Saturday, October 13th at 8pm under the stars, in the Solvang Festival Theater, 420 Second Street, Solvang. After the film screening, a Q&A will follow with cast members and Producer Jackson Myers. Flying Goat Cellars will be pouring our wine after the screening.

SOMM 3 is the highly anticipated follow-up to the influential films SOMM and its sequel SOMM: Into the Bottle. Like the previous two films, SOMM 3 has unprecedented access to the highest levels of the wine world.

While three of the greatest legends of wine meet in Paris to drink the rarest bottles of their careers, the best blind tasters in the world gather in New York City to settle an age-old argument about wine. In the end, the past and present slam into each other and the results could change the world of wine forever. The all-star cast includes some of the wine world’s most respected figures including Steven Spurrier, the man responsible for staging the 1976 “Judgment of Paris,” wine critic Jancis Robinson MW, renowned Master Sommelier Fred Dame, as well as Santa Barbara County’s own Rajat Parr, Partner/Proprietor of Sandhi and Domaine de la Côte.

Purchase tickets here.


Wine & Seafood Pairing



Saturday, October 13, 12-3pm
113 Harbor Way, Suite 190
Santa Barbara, CA


Santa Barbara Maritime Museum hosts a wine and seafood pairing during the Harbor Seafood Festival. What a lovely venue to indulge in some of your favorite local seafood. Flying Goat wines will be there to delight your palate too! Purchase tickets here.


Bread & Roses

October 1, 2018 · 0 comments

Bread & Roses



Saturday, October 6, 2018
3:00-7:00 PM
QAD Headquarters
100 Innovation Place
Top of Ortega Hill in Summerland

Your favorite community auction and dinner is turning 25 this year! Join The Fund for Santa Barbara as we celebrate a quarter century of Bread & Roses. Flying Goat Cellars is a sponsor again this year. Purchase tickets here.

The idea of “Bread and Roses” is part of a historical tradition that began with the Lawrence, Massachusetts textile workers’ strike of 1912. Since that time, “Bread and Roses” has served as a slogan for many progressive struggles in the United States. For the most part, “Bread” has represented a living wage and “Roses” has referred to workers’ desire for dignity and respect.

On January 12, 1912 nearly 25,000 textile workers – mostly immigrant women – left the mills and poured into the streets of Lawrence, Massachusetts. After three months, the strike ended in a victory – with wage increases in mill towns throughout New England. The strike changed the face of both the labor and feminist movements. It was the first major labor action in U.S. history that was led by women, and for the first time there was a conscious effort to unite workers of all nationalities. Every union meeting was translated into 25 different languages.

It is in this spirit of collective action and coalition-building that the Fund for Santa Barbara continues to support grassroots activists and community organizations working for social, economic, environmental and political change.

Twenty-five years ago, Gale Goldberg and Wendy Kout conceived of what started as “Bread &” and blossomed into the FUND’s most important fundraiser, “Bread & Roses.” Without the critical volunteer leadership of Kathleen & Don Scott and Denise Eschardies, this event simply would not have become what is is now: the largest, most fun, most accessible and most successful progressive fundraising event on the Central Coast. The FUND expresses its deep gratitude to those extraordinary supporters who have collectively given over 75 years of volunteer service to this event – and to the hundreds of individuals who have shared their unique talents, time and dedication to making “Bread & Roses” so dearly exceptional.

Dinner: Begins at 3:00 p.m.
Featuring a gourmet meal from your favorite Santa Barbara County restaurants, wineries and breweries.

Silent Auction: Begins at 3:00 p.m.
Travel, dining, wine, adventures and more.

Live Auction: Begins at 5:15 p.m.