KKCO interview Brian StevensKKCO-TV Interviews Stevens at Western Colorado Manufacturing Summit
(GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – April 11)

KKCO-TV captures comments of Talon Wine Brands’ Assistant General Manager and Winemaker Brian Stevens at the Summit. Stevens sees mutual interests worth exploring between western Colorado wineries and breweries. Director of Sales and Public Relations Pat Kennedy took advantage of networking with local businesses in attendance. Talon Wine Brands is the parent of Meadery of the Rockies and sister wineries St. Kathryn Cellars and Talon Winery). Watch news segment.



Owner and head winemaker Glenn Foster with award winning winesTalon Wine Brands wins 21 medals at Denver International – The Daily Sentinel
(PALISADE, Colorado – November 14)  Talon Wine Brands is 2nd highest medal winner at international competition. Story by Wine Openers columnist Dave Buchanan in The Daily Sentinel. Photo by Christopher Tomlinson.



Talon Wine Brands Wins 21 Medals at Denver International Wine Competition

First time a Colorado winery is 2nd highest medal winner in the Competition!

Denver International Wine Festival Pairsine Tasting(PALISADE, Colorado — November 1, 2012) Talon Wine Brands brings home the Gold to Colorado from the prestigious 2012 Denver International Wine Competition. Of the 21 Medals won, 10 are Gold, 5 are Silver and 6 are Bronze. Wineries from 13 countries entered 800 wines in the Competition. Talon Wine Brands was the 2nd highest medal winner overall. “This says a lot for Colorado wines,” said Christoper J. Davies, CEO and Publisher of the Wine Country Network, sponsor of the Competition. So far the medal count is 71 Gold, Silver and Bronze in 2012. Read news release

TripAdvisor names Palisade in Top 10 Best Wine Destination in the U.S. in Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012 

TripAdvisors Travelers' Choice Awards 2012(Oct 2012) Palisade was the only wine region to make the list not on either coast, with the others in the top 10 coming from the Big Four of California, Oregon, Washington and New York. Meadery of the Rockies called out as a “DON’T MISS” stop, along with Carlson Vineyards, Plum Creek Winery and Hermosa Vineyards.  Read more



PBS Rick Steves Spot (Feb 2012): PBS Spot Feb 2012

NBC Newschannel 11 Story (Feb 2012): Cheers to Four Years  (Feb. 8, 2012)

Article on our Meadmaker, Brian Stevens (Jan. 2012):  Colorado Wine Press

Talon Winery Picks up Four Medals at Prestigious Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

CONTACT: Glenn Foster at 970-464-7899 or

Lancelot( PALISADE, Colorado — May 19, 2010) Local wines made by Talon Winery in Palisade earned four bronze medals for its outstanding wines from the 2010 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. The winning wines were Talon Riesling, Talon Wingspan White, St. Kathryn Cellars Peach Passion, and Meadery of the Rockies Lancelot. Talon Winery makes wines under all three labels.

“This is a really prestigious festival,” explains Glenn Foster, owner & winemaker. “So to see the judges react so favorably to our wines is really satisfying.”

This year 666 wineries from 15 countries entered more than 3,000 wines in the competition. The event made history when all 50 states in the U.S. participated – a first for a wine competition. The event attracted 56 of the world’s top judges from ten countries and ten states. Proceeds from the competition support Camp Good Days and Special Times, a non-profit organization that provides a camp for children with cancer.

Meadery of the Rockies opened in 1995 as Colorado’s first and only meadery. They produce world-class honey wine (mead), as well as fruit-blended honey and fortified wines.

Meadery of the Rockies also earned four medals at the The Mazer Cup International 2010 Awards Competition held last month in Boulder, Colorado. The Blackberry Satin and Lancelot blend wines won silver medals and their Raspberry Chocolate Satin and Guinevere blends both received bronze medals.

The winning wines are available for tasting and purchase at retail outlets in the Grand Valley as well as all over Colorado and Wyoming.