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, 10am – 12 noon

This is a year-round Market, so come check out the bounty of the seasons! The Market is currently open for Winter Hours, 10am-12noon every Saturday. This long-established farmers market brings together farmers, artisan food producers, cheese-makers, bakers, crafts, food trucks and more. 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

Bulldega Market

104 City Hall Plaza, Durham NC

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

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

Whole Foods
3540 Wade Ave, Raleigh NC

8710 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh NC

 

Upcoming Special Events

Prodigal Farm Open Farm Days

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.

Holiday Market at the Carolina Inn

Saturday, December 16, 2017

3-8pm

With vendors from all over the state, and the Inn all decorated for the Holidays, this market is a wonderful place to shop for hand crafted yuletide gifts… from chocolates, to jewelry, garlands, ornaments and our hand-crafted mead! We will have all our favorite Holiday meads. More info here.

 

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