Talon Wine Brands Newsletter

Below is our latest issue of The Talon Wine Brands Newsletter, our monthly e-communication loaded with the latest news about us,  valuable information about our unique and leading portfolio of wines, and special offers for our friends. We invite you to read, enjoy and subscribe!


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In this issue: Festivals & Events • Mead in the News • Finding Talon in the Colorado Springs • Tastings • Visit Our Palisade Winery
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Palisade is A-Buzz With Spring Festivals
Palisade Hosts Edesia and Honeybee Festival

It’s spring and that means festivals and events! Coming right up on April 8 is Edesia, the elegant food, spirits and wine tasting at Wine Country Inn in Palisade. They’ve renovated their Vineyard ballroom for this event (pictured at right) and it’s ready to welcome you in style. Learn more and buy tickets here. The VIP luncheon is sold out but you can still purchase general admission tickets for $65. Make a beeline for the Talon table to taste wines from all three of our wineries. All proceeds benefit the Marillac Clinic.

On April 13-14, the Honeybee Festival takes flight! Meadery of the Rockies is one of the founding members of the festival, which was created to celebrate Palisade’s agricultural roots and bring attention to the importance of honeybees. The festival begins on Friday at the Blue Pig Gallery at 3rd and Main from 5-8 pm with three presentations, appetizers and honey wine from Meadery of the Rockies!

On Saturday, the action continues starting at 11 am with more presentations, a chef’s demo, food, drink and children’s activities including a spelling bee! Visit our Meadery tent for tastings and a coupon good for 20% off on wine and merchandise at our tasting rooms. The Meadery will be buzzing with activity too, so swing by and shop in our bee-utiful winery and gift shop packed with all kinds of bee-related foods, gifts and luxuries, like the Honey House Naturals gift set pictured at right. Tours will take place at the Meadery on the hour from 10 am until 4 pm. The free festival is open to the public: learn more here.

On the Front Range, Totally Colorado is a major wine tasting organized by Total Beverage taking place April 13 from 6-10 pm at the Westminster Marriott Hotel, 7000 Church Ranch Blvd., Westminter, CO 80021. The event raises funds for the "Growing Home" organization that helps families with children in the state. Come by our table and taste all three of our brands!

Honey Wines in the Spotlight
Meadery of the Rockies Wines Earn Glowing Reviews

Speaking of mead or, as we like to call it, honey wine, did you catch the recent replay of “Chef Driven” on PBS? Host Frank Bonnano winds up his all-things-honey tour of Colorado at our Meadery of the Rockies. You can view it here:

In a recent review in The Terroirist, wine writer Isaac Baker described Meadery of the Rockies' Strawberry Honey Wine as "full and rich on the palate [with] moderate acidity, the sweetness is integrated well. Tangy cherry and strawberries, honeyed richness, candle wax notes, floral perfume. Plump but balanced quite nicely," giving it 85 points. Thank you, Isaac!

For brides who are planning weddings this spring, be aware of the delightful tradition of newlyweds drinking honey wine during their first month of getting to know each other. That tradition became known as the “honeymoon” and we at Meadery of the Rockies think it deserves to be revived! For more fascinating facts about honey wine, check out this new article from The Spruce.

The Springs Loves Talon!
Enjoying Meadery, St. Kathryn Cellars and Talon Wines in the Colorado Springs area

Tap Traders, in the former Alexander Film studio in Colorado Springs, gives you a super-local experience with Talon Wingspan Red, Rosé and White Wines. At a recent winetasting event, Tap Traders poured our wines for the Blazers ski group.

The Painting with a Twist chain of paint and sip studios has nine studios in Colorado, three of them in the Springs. They combine a fun experience with creativity and refreshment Owner A. J. (pictured at left) pours most of St. Kathryn Cellars' wines as well as the Meadery's Strawberry Honey Wine.

The Colorado Craft beverage emporium on Tejon Street in the Springs caters to those who prefer drinking local products.  They’re stocking Talon's new Aquila Dessert Wine as well as the wildly popular Talon Wingspan Rosé.

Down the road in Woodland Park, Banana Belt Liquors offers six different Talon wines, including the new Talon Wingspan Rosé, and can recommend a Talon wine for every tasting occasion, sweet to dry.

Tastings, Presentations and More Events
Stay in touch with Talon
  • April 20: Fishers Liquor Barn, 4-6 pm 
  • April 20: Costco, 7900 W Quincy Ave., Littleton, 3-6 pm. Founder Glenn Foster (pictured at right) will sign bottles!
  • April 21: Costco, 8686 Park Meadows Center Dr., Centennial, 3-6 pm. Meet John Recca, our sales and marketing director and learn about our St. Kathryn Cellars Lavender Wine and Meadery of the Rockies Medium Sweet Honey Wine
  • April 21: Viva el Vino, Colorado Mesa University Ballroom, 6-9 pm

For more details and events, please visit our website.

We Have Just What Your Mother Wants: A Wine/Gift Combo!

Mother's Day anxieties solved! Order a gift basket online with St. Kathryn Cellars, Talon or Meadery of the Rockies wine plus special accessories, wrapped up in a pleasing package! You know your mother would just love our wines. The basket, ribbons and accessories make it really meaningful. Here are a few suggestions (from left) Meadery Fudge basket, Talon Gourmet basket, Baking Gift Set, Lavender Fields basket, Wine and Fudge.


It's Time to Plan Your Trip
Palisade attracts travellers from all over

Our town of Palisade is a paradise in every season. The upcoming warmer months are ideal for combining wine tasting with outdoor activities. Hike, cycle, sightsee and visit our Meadery of the Rockies tasting room on G Road and our Talon Winery and St. Kathryn Cellars combined tasting rooms on Elberta Avenue. Check on our web site and also use TripAdvisor; both have up-to-date information. Hope to see you soon!

Touch Base With Talon on Social Media

What's your favorite platform for staying in touch with your favorite friends and places? Whether it's Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or Facebook, you can connect with us and be the first to know the latest news. Look for talonwine on Instagram, talonwinebrands on Twitter and talonwineries on Pinterest. You can get four times the Talon news on Facebook! Follow these links: St. Kathryn Cellars, Meadery of the Rockies, Talon Winery in Palisade Colorado - wine tastings and Talon Wine Brands. Friend them all!

Enjoy Our Full Portfolio of Wines Year-Round!
Step up to Wine Club

There's a gap between your holiday wine acquisitions and your next foray to Palisade: what to do? Wine Club to the rescue! It's easy to join and participation is a breeze. You can receive wines year-round, delivered to your door, with discounts up to 25% on all wines, fudge and merchandise! Choose from Talon traditional, St. Kathryn Cellars fruit and botanical and Meadery of the Rockies honey wines. Go to our Wine Club page for all the details and to sign up! Already a Wine Club member? Consider giving a one-year membership for Mother's Day, graduation, Father's Day or any special occasion!


Talon Wine Brands
785 Elberta Avenue, Colorado 81526
tel: 970.464.1300


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