Honeygirl Meadery makes award winning mead with local fruits, flowers, and herbs. Visit us in downtown Durham to try a mead flight from our ever changing mead menu.
We make three styles of mead:
- Traditional mead: The focus is on the honey…wildflower, orange blossom, and other varietal honey is the focus of these meads.
- Fruit mead: Taste the season. These meads are made with fresh, local fruits. Capturing a moment on a North Carolina farm, and drinking it in a glass at our meadery in Durham.
- Herb meads: meads infused with herbs and spices are always popular on our mead menu. They accent the honey in incredible ways, and are often made with beneficial botanicals like chamomile, sage, or rosemary.
Flower Power Mead
sparkling | light | semi-sweet | 6% abv
Session mead made with NC Wildflower honey, hibiscus petal tea, jasmine flowers and rose petals. Floral, refreshing and lightly sweet.
berry | fruity | lightly sweet | 11.5% abv
There is nothing like a cool blueberry patch in the morning, with the dew glistening on the berries. Fresh-picked blueberries and wildflower honey crate a lovely balance of tart with a light touch of honey sweet. It is made from fresh-picked local blueberries from Dandies Farm (Rougemont NC) and NC wildflower honey.
smooth honey | oaked | off-dry | 12.5% abv
Richly complex, our Wildwood Mead begins with a dark, Fall-extracted wildflower honey with deep, dark, sorghum and buckwheat notes. Fermented and then aged for 27 months to develop smooth, deep honey notes. We add french oak during the last 4 months of the aging process, to deepen the complexity with touches of vanilla and butterscotch.
floral | earthy | semi-sweet | 12% abv
Floral and with a slight sweetness, this mead is about relaxing and lingering. We infuse fresh-dried local lavender flowers from Sunshine Lavender Farm (Hurdle Mills NC) into our Orange Blossom traditional. This award winning mead won our first commercial medal at the 2015 NC State Fair Wine Competition.
Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead
floral | herbal | off-dry | 11.5% abv
This recipe won our first ribbon at the 2012 NC State Fair in 2012, and is one of our favorites. Earthy, floral and herbal, dry and complex with honey essences. Made with NC wildflower honey, local fresh lemonthyme, organic dried hibiscus flowers.
Barrel Aged Fig & Oak Mead
fruity | oaked | semi-sweet | 13.4 %
Made with NC wildflower honey and roasted figs, this small batch, semi-sweet mead has been aged for ten months in a Petit Verdot barrel from our friends at Sanctuary Vineyards.
fruity | spicy | semi-sweet | 12.5% abv
This lightly sweet mead starts with fresh berries and finishes with a little heat. Fermented with NC strawberries, wildflower honey and infused with habanero peppers. 1st Place Ribbon, NC State Fair
Bourbon Barrel Aged Apple Cyser
fruity | oaked | semi-sweet | 13.6 %
Made with NC wildflower honey and fresh NC apple cider, this small batch, semi-sweet mead has been aged for several months in a bourbon barrel from our friends at Mystic Distillery in Durham.
Orange Blossom Mead
honeyed | semi-sweet | 12.5% abv
We use 100% orange blossom varietal honey for this award winning mead. The honey comes from bees placed in orange groves, imparting a light orange hint to the honey. The mead is aged for at least 9 months to let it develop a smooth and silky honey taste.
Farmhouse Wildflower Mead
honeyed | traditional | semi-sweet | 12 %
A semi-sweet traditional mead made with Virginia wildflower honey, aged for one year for smooth delicate floral and earthy notes.
Lavender Lemonade Mead
sparkling | light | semi-sweet | 6% abv
Session mead made with fresh-dried local lavender flowers from Sunshine Lavender Farm in an orange blossom traditional semi-sweet mead, and blended with fresh lemonade.
berry | fruity | semi-sweet | 12% abv
Made with wildflower honey and red & black currants, this semi-sweet mead has bold, tart and tannic berry flavor perfect for all you red wine drinkers out there.
soothing | herbal | semi sweet | 12% abv
We used fresh ginger root from three local farms at the Durham Farmers Market, prepared three different ways – juiced, dried, and fresh-grated - to create this mead. It infuses all the healing, soothing and warming qualities of ginger into a dark wildflower honey traditional mead. Rich and deeply golden, simply luxurious.
honeyed | oaked | semi-sweet | 12.5 %
This semi-sweet mead is rich with bold honey and maple notes. Made with NC wildflower honey, dark maple syrup and aged on oak to perfection.
Spiced Apple Cyser
comforting | semi-sweet | 12% abv
This mead tastes like apple pie - with sweet apples and warming spices melting in your mouth with a hint of honey and buttery crust. It's a semi-sweet, spiced version of our Apple Cyser, with a wonderful apple aroma from four kinds of apples in the local cider blend from Perry Lowe Orchards. Made with NC wildflower honey and NC apple cider. Silver Medal, Dixie Classic Fair
Fig Orange Mead
honeyed | delicate | semi-sweet | 12.5% ABV
Fresh figs at the peak of season are a thing of beauty. Our figs came from Durham County, and are a mix of Celeste and Brown Turkey varieties. We roast them for a slight caramel touch, and add NC wildflower honey. The result is a delicate yet complex semi-sweet honeyed fig mead with hints of citrus fig and caramel. Silver Medal, Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
Honey Chai Mead
honeyed | spiced | semi-sweet | 12.5% ABV
Like a warm mug of chai tea, our Honey Chai Mead is a loaded infusion of exotic spices, mingled with honey. Smooth, semi-sweet, and especially comforting in chilly months. Limited edition, 375ml bottles
Blueberry Meadjito Mead
sparkling | fruity | sweet | 6% abv
Mojito inspired session mead made with local NC wildflower honey, fresh NC blueberries, lime juice & zest and local mint.
Cranberry Sage Mead
berry | fruity | off dry | 12.5% abv
Taking a cue from the Thanksgiving feast, our Cranberry Sage Mead features hand-pressed, tart cranberries, earthy sage and wildflower honey. Lightly sweet and fruity with balanced acidity and savory herbal notes.
tropical | light | semi-sweet | 12.5% abv
Tropical, fresh mangoes add a lightly sweet and juicy citrus character to this mead. Fermented with clover honey and mangoes, then infused with a touch of organic Dragon Well green tea for balance and tannin.