Wings and Wine. A Falconry Experience

Paso Robles, United States

Experience hosted by Anita

2 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people

What you'll do

We will take a hawk for a walk thru a local vineyard. Our trained hawk will fly from your gloved hand to fly free over the vineyard and come back to you again. We will spend at least an hour interacting with the birds. You will meet a falcon, “Jack” the eagle owl (who you will fall in love with) and a Harris hawk that we will free fly in the vineyard. Afterwards we will go wine tasting the wine from the vineyard you were in. The winemaker “Larry” is a fun person to talk to as he will explain how he makes his wine and help you to enjoy his naturally grown grapes that make his wine unique.
Other things to note
This is an outdoor experience so dress appropriately. Rain or extreme winds will cause cancellations.
We will take a hawk for a walk thru a local vineyard. Our trained hawk will fly from your gloved hand to fly free over the vineyard and come back to you again. We will spend at least an hour interacting with the birds. You will meet a falcon, “Jack” the eagle owl (who you will fall in love with) and a Harris hawk that we will free fly in the vineyard. Afterwards we will go wine tasting the wine from the vineyard you were in. The winemaker “Larr…

Meet your host, Anita

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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My two passions collide in beautiful Paso Robles wine country. I’ve been a falconer for 30 years and work protecting wine grapes from invading birds. I get to fly falcons and hawks over growing grapes keeping the pests out. Wine and Wings! Does it get any better? We will be joined by one of my fellow falconers to make sure you get the best experience possible.
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Where you'll be

We start our experience At the winery before it opens to guest. Once everyone has learned proper hawk etiquette we will begin our walk thru the vineyard. After our walk we end at the tasting room to enjoy local wine.
Via Vega vineyard is a small family run winery that produces some of the best wines on the central coast.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 53 reviews.

Scott
August 2021
Wow, this experience really exceeded expectations (and mine were already high!). It was such a unique experience to handle such a wide variety of birds and Anita was so nice and knowledgeable about them.
Kelsey
August 2021
I bought this experience for my husband as a gift, and he loved it so much! Everyone was so friendly, willing to take pictures of him with the birds and taught him so much about falconry. This was above and beyond expectations!
Sam
July 2021
Worth every penny! Anita and Sam are super friendly and knowledgeable about their birds. They told us so many amazing stories and made us feel at home the whole time we were there. Their owls are absolutely adorable and it was so cool to learn more about their falcon and hawk. We really enjoyed getting to feed their hawk, Ranger, and watch him fly around. We ended with the wine tasting that was delicious and also filled with fun conversation and learning. This was easily the highlight of our trip and I would recommend this experience to anyone who loves animals.
Veronika
July 2021
We celebrated a birthday with this experience with someone who doesn’t drink. If you are booking without drinks keep in mind it will be only 90min or less and for me it felt so expensive for that… and I wasn’t aware that the experience is shorter without the alcohol. That being said, Anita and her daughter are knowledgeable, kind, and friendly hosts who clearly absolutely love the birds.
Karen
July 2021
My family and I had such an amazing experience with Anita and her flock! Truly a one-of-a-kind experience. We met so many wonderful animals...two owls incl a tiny screech owl, a falcon, and a hawk. Anita allowed us so much time and up-close interaction with her well-loved birds of prey including several landings on our arms! Her animals are so well taken care of and it's so nice to know that she rescues many of them. This special experience is a must while in Paso. The wine was fantastic too with every drop clearly made with such love and passion. So appreciate the all-natural production from vine to bottle.
Mark
July 2021
Anita & Sam are amazing, knowledgeable, and so friendly! They go above and beyond to make this experience worth every second. 10/10 recommend doing this with your significant other, friends, and/or family.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 21 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes

No fur or feathers on clothing