Palisade wineries earn medals from California competition

Two Palisade wineries brought home a total of five medals at one of the largest competitions of American wines in the world.

St. Kathryn Cellars and Talon Winery, both operated by Glenn and Natalie Foster, won medals at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition in Sonoma, Calif. St. Kathryn Cellars won silver medals in the fruit wine category for its Apple Blossom, Strawberry Rhubarb and Cranberry Kiss wines. Talon Winery won bronze medals for its 2009 Wingspan Red and 2008 Wingspan White.

“This is a great way to show the world we’re able to make world-class wines here in the Grand Valley,” said Glenn Foster, who also serves as winemaker. “I believe people want to buy local wines, but want to ensure they are buying quality. These awards make it clear that there are world-class wines right here in our own backyard.”

In addition to St. Kathryn Cellars and Talon Winery, the Fosters also operate Meadery of the Rockies in Palisade. For more information about their operations and products, call 464-7889.