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Valhalla helicopter in West Kelownaand-full-day heli-
On a wine tour, taste the fruits of Okana's stunning wine region.
Just outside of Kelowna's burgeoning and beautiful Okana wine region.
Everyone pays attention when you arrive by helicopter.
As we walked out of the helicopter at Ex Nihilo Winery and strode through its outdoor restaurant Chaos.
My wife and I are on a Valhalla helicopter wine tour in the booming and beautiful Okana wine region outside of kelona.
We had wine tours before. usually by car.
We used to rent a convertible to zoom in on the Golden Gate Bridge and taste wine in Napa
It wasn't until we started flying around in a helicopter that we reached the peak.
"Whenever I send a group of people to the winery, people on the ground hang their necks to see: Who are these rock stars who arrive by helicopter?
"The test German said.
The onlookers will of course be disappointed that my wife and I are baby boomers, not Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Again, on this day we are not an ordinary couple because we have a helicopter.
We can't help but feel special. After a five-
At Valhalla helicopter headquarters in West Kelowna, we conducted a minute safety drill and introduction to take off from the helicopter
PAD, begin to soar in the forest, market segments, the elegant arches of the Okana Lake Bridge and the extension of the lake, a day dotted with white sails.
Unconsciously, the Ex Nihilo of the Lake State is in front of us, and rows of neat grapes form symmetrical eye sugar.
We drop, hover, Zanussi shows his driving ability in a 10-foot-square heli-
On the lawn right next to the vineyard.
Megan Fleming, the winery staff, is waiting, her hair blows from the wind generated by the helicopter blades, and two cups of ExNihilo's SX Tous sparkling roses.
We were excited to accept the champagne provided and walked to a special table on the lawn of the chaos outdoor restaurant with a view of the lake.
The owner Jeff hard met us and we were amazed at 18 wine glasses of different shapes and sizes.
We went straight through the mix of Bino griris, Risling, Chardonnay, Bino, privet red and ended up with merlot ice.
In the process of all this, I got pizza from the outdoor oven.
One is Benedict's egg pizza, which is a recognition of the fact that it has not been finished before noon;
The other is a source of inspiration for potato pancakes and farmers' sausages.
We stayed for a few minutes and counted how lucky we were and then our pilots pushed us forward.
Alas, we still have a schedule.
We boarded clock 206 and crossed the lakes, orchards, and vineyards to the vibrant vines of East kilona.
We met on a helicopter.
Host Conor charleworth and Joanne McGregor were escorted through a row into the wine tasting room on the mat on the edge of the Pino Griz vineyard.
After entering, we got 3-
Because this is the only 3d glasses in the world. D tasting room.
It was a fantastic experience with all the art and wine labels in 3-D.
We tasted six wines and stopped on Woops with a delicious white mix
It was a mistake at first, and now the winery treats this guy as a packaging gimmick.
Sated, before landing back to the hangar in Valhalla, we went back to the helicopter for the last bit of aerial aesthetics, vowing that without the helicopter we would never be able to make a wine tour again. The half-
The wine tour for four passengers cost $1,575.
The author, a guest of the Valhalla helicopter, did not read or approve the article until it was published.