HELI-WINE TOURING LANDS IN THE BC INTERIOR
More than two dozen wineries in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys are included on the growing itinerary of stops available on a unique new Heli-Wine Tour service offered by West Kelowna-based Valhalla Helicopters.
Up to four people at a time can charter a Bell-206 chopper from Valhalla, leaving Kelowna International Airport for a total of six hours for their own private excursion – including two hours of scenic flying time over the valleys and lakes.
The wine lovers select whichever wineries they want to visit, from Valhalla’s list of 27 wineries which have agreed to receive the tours. The wineries are located in Kelowna, Winfield, Summerland, Naramata, Okanagan Falls, Oliver, Osoyoos and Cawston. Cost of a tour, including taxes, is $2,500.
Teshia Venables, Forbidden Fruit’s Media & Marketing Manager, told the Keremeos Review that one recent heli-wine tour group at her winery “was having the time of their lives and were literally blown away by our scenic valley. In terms of people numbers, it may not be big, but their word-of-mouth about what they’ve seen in the valley will be huge.”
For more information see: www.valhallahelicopters.com.