A few of us from Tourism Victoria were honoured to attend the opening launch of Raptors at Church & State. Pacific Northwest Raptors and Church and State Wines have developed an exciting attraction for the Saanich Peninsula. The display features natural flying & hunting demonstrations of the region’s largest birds of prey. We met several raptors including a falcon, a turkey vulture, and a bald eagle that showcased their abilities and personalities. Ollie the barn owl was a crowd favourite. Silent in flight, he had no fear swooping close overhead! Raptors at Church and State educates guests on bird control and conservation efforts mixed with entertainment; all while enjoying a fabulous glass of wine from the vineyard… a must see! ~Alicia