Talon Winery Wine-Fueled Fundraiser Check!

December 7, 2012

With a label featuring a petroglyph of a mountain bike rider carved onto a sandstone sprocket wheel,Talon Winery’s mountain-bike riding employees thought it would be fun to support the Grand Valley’s growing cycling assets and raise funds for COPMOBA, the area’s renown mountain bike trail building association.  For every bottle of Rock Red wine sold, Talon Winery promised to donate one dollar to COPMOBA.  With a “ride local/drink local” theme, the fundraiser ran from April 1 – October 31, 2012

After tallying all bottles of Rock Red sold throughout Colorado and the 19 states where Talon ships, the results are in. A whopping 1,760 bottles, or almost 147 cases of Rock Red wine sold, generating a check of $1,760 for COPMOBA from Talon Winery.

“Rock Red’s label is ‘geared’ to mountain bikers and says to enjoy the local flavor but don’t eat dirt. Here’s some of the best mountain bike riding on the planet, and it’s the heart of the Colorado Wine Country too,” said
Glenn Foster, owner/head winemaker at Talon Winery. “We thank everyone who bought Rock Red and helped
make this fundraiser successful.”

Scott Winans, president of COPMOBA and co-owner of Rapid Creek Cycles in Palisade said, “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.”

Talon Winery is owned by Talon Wine Brands, a small family of Colorado wineries that encompass Talon
Winery, St. Kathryn Cellars and Meadery of the Rockies, located in Palisade Colorado. Owners Glenn and Natalie
Foster have been involved in the Colorado wine business for more than 17 years. Due to growing up and working
in northern California’s wine country, Glenn is a second generation winemaker whose father, Reed Foster Sr., cofounded and operated Sonoma’s Ravenswood Winery for 30 years. A passion for falconry inspired Glenn to name
his company Talon Wine Brands, which produces 40+ wines, employs 20 people in Palisade, and ships to 19 states.

Talon Winery • 785 Elberta Avenue • Palisade, Colorado 81526 • Tel: 970-464-9288
Open daily year ‘round 10 am - 5 pm

Contact: Glenn Foster, Owner/Head Winemaker
(970) 261-0728;



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