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.

Tasting Room Hours

Saturdays, 1-6 pm

 Sundays, 1-5 pm

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-$8 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.

Find us at local Farmers Markets!

Durham Farmers Market

Saturdays, 8am – 12 noon

This is a year-round Market, so come check out the bounty of the seasons! The Market is currently open for Summer Hours, 8am-12noon every Saturday. This long-established farmers market brings together farmers, artisan food producers, cheese-makers, bakers, crafts, food trucks and more. Look for our tent along Foster Street, right next to Fullsteam Brewery. Winter hours will begin in December (10am-12noon). During the Winter you will find us under the pavilion.

501 Foster Street, Central Park, Durham

 

Now Available in Select Stores:

Find Honeygirl meads at these fine locations:

Beer Durham
404 Hunt Street, Durham NC

Bottle Revolution
4025 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh NC

Brier Creek Beer Garden & Crabtree Beer Garden

Company Shops Market
268 E. Front Street, Burlington NC

Durham Co-op Market
1111 W. Chapel Hill St, Durham NC

Juggheads
4843 Country Club Rd, Winston Salem NC

King’s Red & White
305 East Club Blvd, Durham NC

Pelagic Beer & Wine
300 Pace St, Raleigh NC

Sam’s Quik Shop
1605 Erwin Road, Durham NC

Sam’s Bottle Shop
1112 W Hwy 54, Durham NC

Saxapahaw General Store
1735 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw, NC

The Glass Jug
Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, Durham NC

The Wine Merchant
Cary NC

Total Wine

Cary, Durham, Greensboro, Raleigh (Brier Creek, North Hills, Triangle Plaza), Winston-Salem

Whole Foods
3540 Wade Ave, Raleigh NC

8710 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh NC

Wine Authorities

University Rd. Durham NC

Upcoming Special Events

Prodigal Farm Open Farm Days

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sunday, December 17, 2017

1-5pm

Enjoy an afternoon in the country with the goats at Prodigal Farm! These popular farm days make fun memories for the whole family –  a chance to get up close with frolicking goats, visit the gorgeous 95-acre farm, and sample award-winning cheeses and foods/beverages from local vendors. We will be at several of the Open Farm events this year. We’ll be sampling a few of our favorite seasonal meads that pair amazingly well with Prodigal cheeses, and have bottles available for sale. More info here.

Fall Open Barn

at The Inn at Celebrity Dairy

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Noon-5pm

Thanksgiving weekend, take your friends and family to this popular gathering with the famous goats of Celebrity Dairy! Enjoy the great outdoors, frolic with the goats, get lunch, chevre, gelato, fudge and soap made with goats milk, and browse local vendors to kick off your holiday shopping. We will be pouring our favorite meads for the season.

Bull City Food & Wine Soiree

at the Rickhouse, Foster St. Durham NC

Sunday, December 10, 2017

1-5pm

Save the Date! This is the third annual Food & Wine Soiree, featuring tons of local food and beverage makers sampling their wares for your Holiday shopping. We will be sampling our favorite Holiday meads, with gift-wrapped bottles of mead ready for your ‘Nice’ list! More info to come.

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