Epic Helicopters has launched its VIP Wine Tours, which will whisk guests from across North Texas for a wine tasting and tour like no other. The exciting new VIP wine tours features six Texas wineries and will accommodate as many as 4 wine enthusiasts per flight. Helicopter pickup locations are customizable as are the number of vineyards visited on this high-flying winery adventure.
“Wine connoisseurs want adventurous options to explore Texas wineries and Epic is now offering that option through an exclusive VIP-type experience,” said Epic Helicopters’ President Brian Dunaway. “Epic’s helicopter fly-in winery tours make for an amazing, one-of-a-kind couples get-away, a daytrip for the gals or an anniversary experience of a lifetime.”
After arriving by private helicopter to the winery of choice, guests will enjoy tasting some of the best wines in Texas, indulge in savory foods and snacks, and take a guided winery tour. The all-inclusive price includes a tasting, snack or lunch, and vineyard tour. Guests may purchase wine and take it home on the helicopter. For the flight home, Epic Helicopters provides spill-proof wine glasses so guests can taste their purchases if they wish.
“This is a rare pairing for wine lovers and aviation buffs, the likes of which have not been offered here before,” said Lost Oak General Manager Roxanne Myers. “While at Lost Oak, enjoy a wine tour, wine tasting, and our beautiful facility and then hop aboard and enjoy the exclusive flight home.”
These are the wineries available on the helicopter wine tour.
Lost Oak Winery has fast become known for its Merlot, Viognier and Tempranillo wines since opening its tasting room in 2007. Owner, vintner, and retired microbiologist Gene Estes carefully tends their award winning wines.
Arrive in style at this Burleson winery, landing in between the wine tasting room and the grapes still on the vine. Once there, take a guided tour followed by a wine tasting of five wines of your choice ranging from a white Sweet Moscato to a bold red like a Tempranillo. Add to your experience with a picnic where you can enjoy antipasto, salami, cheeses, fruits, and more.
Just minutes apart by helicopter, visit two great wineries while in the Hill Country and take in the scenic views of the Texas Hill Country and the winding Colorado River.
Pedernales Cellars is Texas’ leading producer of authentic, handcrafted wines, specializing in Spanish style wines. Its award-winning Texas Tempranillo and Viognier are benchmarks for these grape varietals in the state. Visitors can tour the underground winemaking cellar, then relax with a glass of wine on the tree-covered deck surrounded by breathtaking Texas Hill Country views.
Becker Vineyards is a 100,000-case per year producer of fine Texas wines, which have been served in the stateliest settings including the White House.
Best of all, when you find that special wine, pick up a case and Epic Helicopters will load it onboard so you can enjoy these fine wines at home.
This breathtaking helicopter tour will take you across much of the Texas Hill Country in what is truly a spectacular view of our state. Flat Creek Estates offers pristine views above the Colorado River and a marvelous Tuscan-style lunch or dinner. For more than a decade this family owned winery has been pairing fine foods and wine, offering upscale meals and wine tastings.
This grand estate offers overnight bed and breakfast accommodations (at an additional charge) where the privacy and ambiance of the vineyard is exclusively yours for the night. Each trip to Flat Creek is one of a kind and is customizable based on the day of the week and desired experience.
Flat Creek is growing Sangiovese, Primitivo, Tinta Madeira, Pinot Grigio, and Muscat Canelli and also offers other award- winning selections.
This West Texas vineyard produces sophisticated wines with Texas roots; award winning varietals such as Cabernet, Syrah, Viognier, and Nero D’ Avola. Tastings at Brennan Vineyards take place at the McCrary House Tasting Room with locally grown cheeses, nuts and other tasty treats. The McCrary House is one of the oldest remaining homesteads in Texas, a landmark designated by the Texas Historical Commission.
Afterward, take a tour of the state-of-the-art winery before being whisked off by helicopter, where you will once again be able to take in the spectacular views of this West Texas winery.
This first class wine tour begins as you take flight aboard one of our sporty Robinson 66 helicopters, arriving at Grapevine’s own Cross Timbers Winery. Built in 1875, the historic Brock home was been restored to its 19th century charm and now serves as a winery and destination special event venue. Enjoy your wine inside the historic home or while sitting on the front porch, the patio or the crush pad.
You can choose from among the award winning Cross Timbers wine, other select Texas wines, some international favorites, or wines from our sister city in Parras, Mexico – Casa Madero.
For more details about each of the tours, visit www.epichelicopters.com/wine
Based at Fort Worth Meacham Airport, Epic Helicopters is a full service commercial helicopter operator providing services such as metroplex helicopter tours, passenger/cargo transportation, aerial photo/video, pipeline/power line patrol, helicopter maintenance, flight instruction, and wildlife management. Epic Helicopters is a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), Helicopter Association International (HAI), and is also a Robinson Helicopter Company factory authorized service center. For more information, please visit www.EpicHelicopters.com
by Jeff Cope