HONEYGIRL MEADERY

Honeygirl Meadery celebrates nature and the work of honeybees by making meads (honey wines) with seasonal fruits, flowers, herbs and honey. Made in Durham NC, Honeygirl meads are hand-crafted libations made in small batches with all natural ingredients.

Drink the Field with our hand crafted meads, and experience the essence of nature and all the places the bees visited.

Here is a short video that describes our mead philosophy, thanks to INDY weekly, and producer Kathryn Rende.

Honeygirl from INDY Week on Vimeo.

Come check out the Triangle’s first meadery, and see why mead is making a comeback. We offer mead tastings, where you can sample from our current line-up of meads for $5-$10 and keep a souvenir Honeygirl Meadery glass! Our meads are for sale by the glass or by the bottle. Free tours given on Saturdays at 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00. Get a behind the scenes look at our facility and the meads we are working on for the near future. No reservations required.

Diane-circleMEET THE MEAD MAKER DIANE CURRIER

Where it began

I became interested in mead in 2004, after visiting a meadery in Homer, Alaska. I was visiting my sister, who introduced me to mead at Ring of Fire Meadery. There I tasted a mead made with the honey from the local fireweed flower. We had been out hiking through a gorgeous field of fireweed that morning, and then there we were, drinking it that afternoon. The connection was very powerful, and the experience really stuck with me.

I was home brewing in Durham at the time, and always invited a group of friends to come hang out and help out with the making, bottling, and of course, drinking. After the Alaska experience we made lots of mead. And everyone really liked it. True, when you give your friends alcohol, they usually really like it. So when one of the meads (hibiscus lemonthyme) won a second place ribbon at the NC State Fair in 2012, it was enough external validation to tip the balance, and the seeds of Honeygirl Meadery were planted.

Our Goals:

  • To produce high quality, hand-made meads
  • To promote and support beekeeping and honeybees
  • To improve the bees’ natural habitats with more pollinator gardens
  • To honor and elevate the traditional domestic arts that are the basis of the sustainability movement… using what is available wisely and creatively…cooking, gardening, canning and preserving, mead making… all make use of seasonally abundant ingredients