We’ll be there, will you? Love to see you! By the way, we may be pouring our wines under our Talon Wine Brands tent along with our sister wineries, St. Kathryn Cellars & Talon Winery. Just a heads up.
Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup & Best Bites Competition (Houston, TX) – February 17
Texas-sized food and wine extravaganza! Roundup and Best Bites Competition is a premier event in the Southwest; savor delights of award-winning wines from the International Wine Competition and taste signature dishes by area caterers and restaurants. Reliant Center, Halls D & E. 5:30 pm.
A Taste of Talons and Art (Evergreen, CO) – February 23
Taste Talon Wines while watching artist demos and live raptors on display at this fundraising event for Nature’s Educators, a terrific educational not for profit organization focusing on raptors. Wine and art available for purchase. Evergreen Fine Art Center. 5:30 – 8 pm.
20th Gala Auction and Fundraising Dinner – Rocky Mountain Raptor Program (Fort Collins) – February 23
Talon Winery is delighted to support this raptor program fundraiser event featuring our wine, a buffet dinner, silent & live auctions. Fort Collins Hilton. 5 – 10 pm.
Mazer Cup International Mead Mixer (Boulder, CO) – March 15
Here’s a rare opportunity to sample meads from 18 meaderies all in one place. We’ll be there, so will Colorado’s Hunters Moon and Redstone Meadery. Savor wonderful canapés and meet the Meadmakers. At the Spice of Life Event Center. Benefit for The Boulder History Museum.
Fort Collins Wine Fest (Fort Collins, CO) – March 22
For 31 years, this is northern Colorado’s best wine tasting benefit, and Wine Fest has it all – great wine, beer, food, live music, black jack tables, raffle, silent & live auctions plus more. Visit Attractions page for full list of entertainment. Benefit for Disabled Resource Services. Check website for times.
Wine Tasting on the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad (Alamosa, CO) – March 23
A sure cure for cabin fever! As we rock & roll down the rails, enjoy tastes & talks with us. Experience nuances of tasting and choosing wine while enjoying the view. On the return ride everyone gets creative and makes a wine glass charm. On board music with favorite Fred Hargrove, master song writer & story teller. Round trip from Alamosa over scenic LaVeta Pass. 10 am – 6 pm.
Edesia (Palisade, CO) – March 24
Palisade fine food and wine & spirits show, featuring chefs, hourly cooking demos, winemakers and spirits. A benefit for Marillac Clinic. Wine Country Inn. 1 – 5 pm.
Springs Liquor Outlet – In store tasting (Colorado Springs, CO) – April 6
Colorado Springs Wine Tasting Society presents Colorado wines. As seating is limited please call Springs Liquor at 719-573-5777 to reserve a spot, or stop by. Free. 2 pm.
Palisade International Honeybee Festival (Palisade, CO) – April 12-13
Friday: Blue Pig Gallery bee-themed show, Meadery of the Rockies will pour honey wine. Saturday: Town Plaza is a hive of activity with demos, live music, dance theater, spelling bee, kids activities, talks at the library, food and vendor booths. Hop the free Bee Bus to Meadery for winery tours every hour from noon – 4 pm. Bring this BEE BUCK and get a sweet 20% at the Meadery. Palisade Bee Festival schedule.
Viva el Vino (Grand Junction, CO) – April 13
A popular and original spring event, celebrate wines of CO and around the world. Fun silent auction, tasty small plates, we’ll be there pouring! Benefits local not-for-profits. Tickets: Junior Service League.
Wine Women and Chocolate (Lafayette, CO) – April 25
Join us and 8 other Colorado wineries for gourmet chocolate tasting & hors d’oeuvres. Look for our Lavender, and Raspberry Chocolate Satin, Chocolate Chocolate Satin from Meadery of the Rockies. Hosted by Lafayette Chamber of Commerce at The Dove House. 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
South Denver Beer Fest (Littleton, CO) – May 4-5
Join 60 breweries and us – Meadery of the Rockies for this first craft brew fest. We’ll be pouring 5 meads for you to taste. Tix: southdenverbeerfest. Tell them you heard about the Festival from Meadery at the Rockies! At Clement Park. VIP hours: 1-5 pm; Regular admission hours 2-5 pm.
First ever Wine Club Pick-up Party! (Palisade, CO) – May 9
Attention Wine Club Members! Join us Thursday to enjoy all the wines you love, a barrel tasting, and appetizers at our production facility at the Meadery of the Rockies, 3701 G Road in Palisade. Pick-up your Quarterly wine club shipment and Share the Joy of wine with us! If you’d like to make an evening of it, or joining us from out of town, we teamed up with the Wine Country Inn to offer a discounted room rate of $95. Just mention the code “TWG” when you book to receive your discount. 5:30 – 7:00 pm.
Grand Junction Art & Jazz Festival (Grand Junction, CO) – May 10-12
On Mother’s Day Weekend, Main Street is alive with art and jazz! Friday – Sunday, explore jazz with local and national musicians, artist demonstrations, and browse high-quality artwork. A celebration of art and music, relax in the expanded outdoor beer and wine garden at 5th and Main, and sip a glass of wine from the Meadery.
10th Annual Montrose Wine & Food Festival (Montrose, CO) – May 10-11
Friday night is Disco Night at 10 pm. Stop by our tent at Saturday’s Grand Tasting on the Lawn is from 2 – 5 pm and will feature music by Zolopht and the Destroyers. Also witness the start and finish of the Mission to Ride. Proceeds benefit Black Canyon Boys & Girls Club and Voices for Children (CASA). Montrose Pavilion.
Wine Tourism Day (USA) – May 11
Celebrate the Joy of Wine on National Wine Tourism Day. Receive a free glass of mead (honey wine) with purchase of any bottle! Just mention Wine Tourism Day in our tasting room. Cheers!
Colorado Marketplace (Palisade CO) – May 25
We’ve invited some of our favorite local craft food producers to offer samples all day. Stop by and explore tasty items from cheese, jalapeno salt, herb mixes, jams, sauces and much more. St. Kathryn Cellars/Talon Winery, 785 Elberta Ave. 10-5
Colorado Urban Winefest (Denver, CO) – June 8
Centerpiece event of the 3rd annual Colorado Wine Week, offering a celebration of Colorado wine and food. Entrants receive free samples of 100s of Colorado wines, live cooking demos with Denver’s top restaurants, live entertainment, and the chance to purchase wine direct from talented winemakers. Join the movement! At Infinity Park at Glendale, 4599 E Tennessee Ave. Tickets
Total Beverage Parking Lot Tasting – (Thornton, CO) June 22
Join us and a half dozen of our good Colorado winery buddies at the outdoor tasting. 770 E. 104th Ave., Thornton. Info: (303) 280-3800
5th Annual Country Club Classic – June 23, 2013
A new twist on two of America’s favorite past times: golf and wine/beer. At each “hole” (aka brewery or winery) blindly sample Colorado beers or wines and try to match them with descriptions provided. For every incorrect match – you acquire a stroke! Benefit for American Lung Association in CO. EXDO Event Center, downtown Denver, 1 pm-5 pm.
Telluride Wine Festival - (Telluride, CO) June 27-30
Big sched with lots of food & wine celebrities in choice mountain resort setting. We’ll be at Celebrate Colorado, Thursday, June 27, Town Park Oval 4:30 – 7 pm. Tickets.
July 4th Holiday – Closed
Wanderlust (Copper Mountain, CO) July 5-6
Wanderlust comes to Colorado and we’ll be there too! Wanderlust is a one-of-a-kind festival bringing together leading yoga teachers, musical acts, DJs, renowned speakers, top chefs, local food & winemakers – all in a setting of great natural beauty. We’re talking about fun in the sun and dancing under the stars.
Colorado Lavender Festival (Palisade, CO) – July 12-14
Relax with us Saturday where we’ll be pouring tastes, selling glasses/bottles of sister winery St. Kathryn Cellars very popular Lavender Wine ‘n our meads in the shady Memorial Park, downtown Palisade. Festival entry is free. Immerse yourself in lavender: high quality lavender themed products, seminars, cooking demo. Go purple! 9 am – 4 pm
Castle Rock WineFest (Castle Rock, CO) – July 20
WineFest will be held outside on grounds of The Grange at The Meadows at Historic Castle Rock. Demos, winetasting, fun, stop by our booth!
Springs Liquor Outlet Parking Lot Tasting (CO Springs, CO) – July 27
Get 10% OFF our wines (20% off with Family Card). 15 Colorado wineries – try our 11 wines! 6010 N. Carefree Cir. At Carefree & Powers. 1 – 5pm.
Vino & Notes – A Jazz, Food & Wine Festival (Woodland Park, CO) – August 3
A jazz, food & Colorado wine festival in Olde Towne Woodland Park. Benefit for Help the Needy.
“Toast to the Host” Falcon Football Team Benefit: Air Force Academy (CO Springs, CO) – August 10
Talon Winery pours for Falcon Football Team Fans. Practice Facility, deck level. 11am – 2pm
Arts & Ale Brew Festival (Parker, CO) August 16
Dazzling lineup of 60+ fine local food, craft beer, wineries and restaurants. Peruse Wildlife Experience’s galleries & exhibits that display the finest nature and wildlife art from around the world. Rock the night away with Denver’s own, Flock of Beagles! 6-10pm
45th Annual Palisade Peach Festival (Palisade, CO) – August 16-18
Celebrating Palisade’s world-famous peaches! We’re pouring at catered Feast in the Fields dinner at Z’s Orchard on Friday, Aug. 16. Tickets online.
Bootstraps Western Winefest (Evergreen, CO) – August 17
Live music, Grand Tasting, 20+ Colorado wineries; Amateur winemaking contest. Benefits Bootstraps for Conifer / Evergreen students. Evergreen Rodeo Grounds; 29830 Stagecoach Blvd; noon – 5pm
Front Range Wine Festival (Windsor, CO) – August 24
Colorado wineries, restaurants, retailers, live music. Main Park at 3rd & Elm, 11am – 6pm
Salida Mountain Wine Festival (Salida, CO) – August 31
Nine Colorado wineries, food, music and art in Riverside Park in downtown Salida by the Arkansas River. 11am – 6pm
Hilltop Auto Show (Grand Junction, CO) – August 31; September 1-2
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Colorado Mountain Winefest (Palisade, CO) – September 19-21
Festival in the Park: Sat. Sept. 20 featuring 50 Colorado wineries. Called “Colorado’s Best Wine Festival” by Colorado Biz Magazine; “Signature Event” by Grand Junction VCB. The original! We’ll have 3 tents – Talon Winery, St. Kathryn Cellars and Meadery of the Rockies. Sunday Tour of the Wineries stop by for Colorado Marketplace featuring local artisan food producers and book signings. Eat, drink and read local!
Wildlife Art & Wine (Parker, CO) – September 28
Hosted by Bubbles Liquor World. Check back for more info.
Denver International Wine Festival (Denver, CO) – November 7 & 10
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Closed Thanksgiving – November 28
Palisade Olde Fashioned Christmas (Palisade, CO) – December 6-7
Sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Christmas surrounds us with fun for all including shopping, Soup and Chili Challenge, Gingerbread House Contest, Parade of Lights. Downtown Palisade.
Christmas Eve – December 24 – Close at 3:00 pm
Christmas Day – December 25 – Closed
New Year’s Eve – December 31 – Close at 3:00 pm
New Year’s Day – January 1 – Closed. Happy 2014!