Winery raises money for bike trail group

A Palisade winery has donated more than $1,700 to a mountain bike trail building association, proceeds from a seven-month long fund-raiser.

Talon Winery sold 1,760 bottles of Rock Red wine during a campaign that ran from April 1 to Oct. 31 and donated $1 for each of those bottles to the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association (COPMOBA).

Labels of Rock Red feature a petroglyph of a mountain bike rider carved onto a sandstone sprocket.

“Rock Red’s label is geared to mountain bikers and says to enjoy the local flavor, but don’t eat dirt,” said Glenn Foster, co-owner and head winemaker at Talon Winery.

“Here’s some of the best mountain bike riding on the planet, and it’s the heart of the Colorado wine country, too. We thank everyone who bought Rock Red and helped make this fund-raiser successful,” Foster added.

Scott Winans, president of COPMOBA and co-owner of Rapid Creek Cycles in Palisade, praised Talon Winery for its support of the group and its trail building efforts.

“Thanks to Talon Winery for their support of trails with their dollar per bottle program. Solid business support like Talon’s sustains the work of COPMOBA,” Winans said.

Talon Winery is one of three operations owned by Talon Wine Brands, which also owns St. Kathryn Cellars and Meadery of the Rockies in Palisade. The operations produce more than 40 wines and employ 20 people.

The Talon Winery and St. Kathryn Cellars both are located at 785 Elberta Ave. Meadery of the Rockies is located at 3701 G Road. Both locations are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, visit the websites located at and