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Wings and Wine. A Falconry Experience

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 22 reviews.Paso Robles, United States

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Experience hosted by Anita

2 hours
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

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.
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…

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Fri, Oct 9
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$275 per person
$275 per person
Sat, Oct 10
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$275 per person
$275 per person
Sun, Oct 11
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$275 per person
$275 per person

Meet your host, Anita

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 22 Reviews
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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 4.95 out of 5 from 22 reviews.

Jennifer
February 2020
Fantastic experience, fantastic wines. Anita is an excellent guide and you get to spend lots of time with the birds - hawks, falcons, and owls! Flying a hawk is SO FUN. Truly amazing - I had a great time and would recommend to anyone. Also the winery seems to be a local hangout, so you can get some great advice on other places to visit in town on your trip :)
Fantastic experience, fantastic wines. Anita is an excellent guide and you get to spend lots of time with the birds - hawks, falcons, and owls! Flying a hawk is SO FUN. Truly am…
James
February 2020
What an awesome experience for my wife and me. Anita and her birds were so lovely to be with and we learned so much about them and the life of a falconer. We were smiling ear to ear the entire time. The wine tasting at Via Vega was great as well. Larry and his wife were so friendly and we can't wait to visit again.
What an awesome experience for my wife and me. Anita and her birds were so lovely to be with and we learned so much about them and the life of a falconer. We were smiling ear to…
Stephanie
February 2020
This was my first Airbnb Experience, and for those looking for a glass of wine with an extra edge of excitement this is the activity for you! We got to visit four birds, one that flew with us in the vineyards. My husband loves Jack the owl, I fell for Frank. Afterwards we chatted with the owners of Via Vega over lots and lots of wine. If you're looking for an afternoon of birds, wine, stories, SF Giants, you have to do this experience!
This was my first Airbnb Experience, and for those looking for a glass of wine with an extra edge of excitement this is the activity for you! We got to visit four birds, one that f…
Clara
December 2019
What a cool experience. I was a little intimidated walking in, but Anita quickly put me at ease. She introduced us to 4 birds, was always in control and taught us step by step to build our confidence as we got to know each of them. They have so much individual personality and this was a chance to experience them up close. Although the birds stole the show, it was nice to unwind with a glass of wine at Via Vega afterward. Great way to meet local business owners & experience the community within Paso Robles.
What a cool experience. I was a little intimidated walking in, but Anita quickly put me at ease. She introduced us to 4 birds, was always in control and taught us step by step to b…
Edward
December 2019
I had a ball. Highly recommend. This is definitely unique. You meet up in one of the wineries in wine country. Anita wheeled in 4 travel-crates (large bird houses) and introduced me to each of the birds. Her daughter joined us and took turns holding the birds while I got used to having each bird on my *gloved* arm. We went outside and she released a large hawk. We took a long walk down a country road and the hawk followed us from post to post. I would hold out my arm and the bird would land and eat. And all the time they were sharing stories. Later we went back inside for a wine tasting. It ain't cheap but was worth every penny. Thx guys-!
I had a ball. Highly recommend. This is definitely unique. You meet up in one of the wineries in wine country. Anita wheeled in 4 travel-crates (large bird houses) and introduced…
Andrea
November 2019
This was honestly one of the coolest experiences we have ever had. When we arrived, Anita was waiting for us in the parking lot. We got to learn about the sport of falconry and meet 4 of her birds. My favorite was Jack the owl! We also got to walk through the vineyard with Ranger the hawk. He flew to our gloved hands for treats and followed us throughout our walk in the vineyard. We finished with some wine tasting and got to hang out with Jack a little more. Anita was amazing and let us be very hands on with her birds. I really enjoyed talking with her about her passion and learning more about all of her birds. I would recommend this experience to anyone, especially if you love animals!
This was honestly one of the coolest experiences we have ever had. When we arrived, Anita was waiting for us in the parking lot. We got to learn about the sport of falconry and mee…

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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.

More tips

This is an outdoor experience so dress appropriately. Rain or extreme winds will cause cancellations.

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes

No fur or feathers on clothing