A Decade of Decadence Winemaker Dinner

 

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

Join Winemaker Norm Yost and Restaurateur Mitchell Sjerven for an extraordinary evening at La Purisima Mission. This will be the tenth year that the duo team up to bring an intimate dining experience in the romantic, rustic setting of the historic Franciscan mission.

Our featured chef and cover boy, Greg Murphy, 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 our Goat Bubbles sparkling wine in the mission garden, followed by a flight of our finest wines in the nearby dining room seating 40 guests. It’s our thirteenth annual dinner at the mission and some guests attend every year.

Tickets are $150 (plus tax) for Wine Club Members and guests; $175 (plus tax) for non-club members. Please reserve your seats at 805-736-9032 or online at http://flyinggoatcellars.orderport.net/merchandise/Special-Events.

Below is Chef Greg’s working menu:

2014 Goat Bubbles Brut Cuvée -assorted appetizers

2017 Pinot Gris-  SPICED PEARS AND GEM LETTUCES w/ Seascape “snow”

2014 Pinot Noir Rita’s Reserve- SEARED VENISON LOIN w/ roasted fingerlings, braised lettuces and blackberries 

2013 Pinot Noir Rio Vista Dijon- BRAISED PORK BELLY w/ caramelized farro barley, spring cherries and sage

2012 Pinot Noir Bassi-ROASTED PORCINI w/ Bloomsdale Spinach and black truffle pasta

TBD Library Pinot Noir- CHOCOLATE MOLTEN LAVA CAKE w/ dark chocolate and dried fruit

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Wine Club Members’ Day & Pick-Up Party

 

Saturday, April 6
Flying Goat Tasting Room
Lompoc, CA 93436

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Jerry McGinnis Photographer Reception

 


March 17, 2-4pm
Flying Goat Tasting Room
Lompoc, CA

Jerry McGinnis is a Lompoc resident, who has lived in the Santa Barbara area most of his life. His interest in photography was launched during his brief stint in the San Francisco Bay area from 1972-1985. All are welcome to come by to see his photography and enjoy a wee bit of Irish humor on St. Patrick’s Day. Light snacks will be provided with wine flights for sale.

McGinnis acquired an interest in photography in his early 20s, after he had moved to the Bay area. There he found an abundance of photographic opportunities in and around the city and the surrounding counties, from the Sierra Nevada through the wine country and further north. McGinnis worked in marketing, ultimately with his own company, which afforded him photo opportunities at home and in Europe.

Focusing on scenery/landscape themed photographs, McGinnis attempts to capture the image in its natural setting. He does not use any type of image enhancement tools. He believes, “the photo you see in the lens at the time of capture should, for the greater part, be the image you print.”

McGinnis has had previous exhibits in Carpinteria, CA, and some of his photos proudly adorn walls throughout the U.S. and Europe. He is proud of his Santa Barbara heritage, including Spanish and Chumash ancestors. He also attended schools in Montecito, Santa Barbara Jr. High and Santa Barbara City College. His photo above is of Lakeside Winery, Switzerland.

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Meet Megan McGinnis!

February 18, 2019 · 0 comments

Meet Megan McGinnis!

 

Megan McGinnis is a 9th generation Santa Barbaran with a deep passion for wine. After six years of living in New York City and Austin, Megan returned to Santa Barbara County to begin her journey in the wine industry with tasting room sales in 2013. After two years of wine sales and her first level Sommelier certification, she took over the prestigious Wine Program Director position at the Ballard Inn & Restaurant.

In 2015, Megan joined the Flying Goat Cellars production crew to expand her education into winemaking. After two part-time harvests and two full-time harvests with us, she is now in the Tasting Room too. She is an indispensable part of our team.

In addition to all things wine, Megan is also a musician, certified yoga instructor, avid gardener, rock-hound and amateur beekeeper! At our last Wine Club Pick-Up Party she amazed us with her a cappella performance.

Come in and meet Megan at our Tasting Room in the Lompoc Wine Ghetto, Thursday – Monday 11am-4pm. Let her dazzle you with knowledge of wine, winemaking and our wine region.

 

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Wine Club Members’ Day & Pick-Up Party

 

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

 

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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
805-693-2154

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).
labottebistro.com

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hallowed Ground: Bee Sustainable

 

Harvest in the Ghetto Scarecrow Contest October 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebration of Harvest

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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

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