#TBT: That one time Bells Up Winery was in a James Bond movie.*

*Okay, not really…

But it TOTALLY felt like it when we had our first ever wine tasting tour group arrival BY HELICOPTER!

A #throwbackThursday post…

Bells Up is one of the select few Chehalem Mountains AVA winery destinations offered by Tour de Vine by Heli, the wine tour guide part of Newberg’s Precision Helicopters. Their first visit was Saturday, July 23, 2016. And it was really fun and exciting. There was squealing and hand clapping and jumping up and down—not just from us, but from the guests too. It seriously is a cool way to travel between wineries (or so we’ve heard).

We were fortunate that our friends at Chehalem Ridge Bed & Breakfast, just 400 feet up the mountain from us to the northeast, were able to capture some cool photos and video of the arrival. Here’s what it looked like from 1,100 feet:

And here’s a couple of photos from Chehalem Ridge too…

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As seen from Chehalem Ridge B&B, the helicopter arrival.

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Bells Up winemaker Dave, helping the guests exit the helicopter in our lower field.

Meanwhile, we were taking loads of pictures from the winery building.

The helicopter tour comes in for a landing.

The helicopter tour comes in for a landing in our lower field, below the existing vineyard.

We were having so much fun with the guests, we got a visit from Tiffany in the official Mobile Operations vehicle to make sure we didn’t stray too far off schedule.

Do NOT mess with Tiffany's helicopter arrival and departure schedule.

Do NOT mess with Tiffany’s helicopter arrival and departure schedule.

All too soon it was time for our guests to fly off to their next winery destination…

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Our departing guests, having taken the Bluebell shuttle from the winery building down to the lower field, prepare to board the helicopter.

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Fly safe guys. Looking forward to seeing you again soon at Bells Up.

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