Mother's Day Bubbles and Brunch with Winemaker Norm Yost of Flying Goat Cellars
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About the Event
Winemaker: Norman Yost
Winemaker/Proprietor Norm Yost graduated from the University of California, Davis with a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies in 1981. When his college roommate graduated from the winemaking program with a job and Norm didn’t have employment, he morphed from a beer drinking football player into a winemaking craftsman. During his 39 vintages in the industry, Norm has worked for diverse wineries in Napa Valley, Russian River in Sonoma County, Margaret River in Western Australia and Oregon’s Willamette Valley. He refined his cool weather winemaking techniques in Santa Barbara County, where he has spent over half of his career. He attributes his vast experience in the industry to the success of Flying Goat Cellars, which he launched in 2000. As the proprietor of his own business, Norm enjoys the freedom to focus on his passion for making vineyard designated Pinot Noir and sparkling wine. He is currently an advisory board member for World of Pinot Noir and Allan Hancock College Viticulture and Oenology Program. He was formerly a board director for World of Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara Vintners and Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance, as well as a winemaking instructor at Allan Hancock College.
Chef: Ryan Shepard
Ryan’s first taste of kitchen work was in 1997 as a dishwasher and busser at a small dinner in Boca Raton, Florida. At age 24 he earned his first Sous-Chef position at a small local restaurant in Winter Park, Florida, where he started to take food seriously, and committed to working with food as a career. His dream was to be a chef in San Francisco, which he accomplished in 2015 after many hard-working years in kitchens all over Orlando, San Diego; only to realize that he wanted more. In 2016, he found Dare 2 Dream Farms where he rediscovered his love for food from a farmer's perspective. With this fresh focus and new vision, he continued farming in South Florida and then became chef at two of Orlando's top Asian restaurants. In June of 2020, he decided it was time to come back to the place where his new vision for food started. At Dare 2 Dream Farms, he is the CSA and Market Manager, In-House Chef, and Food Blogger; bringing food into people’s homes, teaching them how to use it, and expressing his love for food in the kitchen for farm to table events. Ryan’s favorite style of cuisine is Asian Fusion, using French techniques and California farms' fresh ingredients. For original recipes and food inspiration, visit the Dare 2 Dream Farm’s Blog or check him out on Instagram @ryanshepardpc.
*Please stay home if you're feeling unwell the day of the event, or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19. We are happy to rebook you for an event on another date. Wear a mask on arrival, and for the farm tour, and feel free to remove it once seated at your table. We will be checking temperatures for all our guests upon arrival for safety.
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Farm Stay AirB&B Options
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1973 Vintage Remodeled Airstream "Stella"
"Stella", our remodeled 1973 Airstream is a 31-foot luxurious rustic getaway set back in a scenic canyon on a 40-acre farm. Outdoor seating and fire pit offer a farm view, fresh air, and stars. Indoor faux fireplace and colorful LED lighting sets a fun and cozy space.
More details: www.airbnb.com/h/stella
Secluded Dreamy Farmhouse
Enjoy the sweeping views of the canyon, bright night stars, and our gentle Mediterranean climate from the large deck. Collect eggs for breakfast from the sweet bantam hens in a nearby coop and watch the cows graze the hillside behind the house.This is a place for dreamers, with space to breathe and simplicity that offers respite from the day-to-day rush.
More details: www.airbnb.com/h/dreamyfarmhouse
- Adults 21+$85$850$0
- Youth - Under 21$45$450$0