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Our Meads

Honeygirl Meadery makes meads with seasonally available local fruits, flowers, and herbs, and so our meads change throughout the year.

Right now we have the following meads available in the Tasting Room –  Hibiscus Lemonthyme Mead, Blueberry Mead, Orange Blossom Mead, Wildwood oak-aged mead, Vanilla Mead, and the newest release, Honey Chai Mead.  You can choose a tasting of four meads for $5 or a tasting of all six meads for $7, and take home a souvenir glass.

Scroll down for a list of Meads Available Now and Coming Soon.

We now have our mead available online for shipping! We have partnered with VinoShipper to ship our mead to 33 states – AK, AZ, CO, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV, and WY.

There is a two-bottle minimum purchase for shipping. Please visit the ‘MEAD SHOP’ page on our website, or click the VinoShipper Link above to view the meads available for shipping.

We make three styles of mead:

  • Traditional meads: The focus is on the honey…wildflower, orange blossom, and other varietal honeys are the stars of these meads.
  • Fruit meads: 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.
  • Herb meads: We love meads infused with herbs. They accent the honey in incredible ways, and are often made with beneficial botanicals like chamomile, sage, or rosemary.

AVAILABLE NOW

fresh blueberries are used in our hand-crafted blueberry mead

Blueberry Mead

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.

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    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.

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      Orange Blossom Mead

      honeyed | semi-sweet | 12.5% abv

      We use 100% orange blossom varietal honey for this traditional semi-sweet 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.

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        Vanilla Mead

        delicate | lightly sweet | 12% abv

        This mead is made by infusing Madagascar and Tahitian vanilla beans in our Orange Blossom mead. Creamy whipped vanilla highlights with butterscotch and orange blossom honey undertones, this semi sweet mead is light-bodied with a lingering vanilla finish.

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          Wildwood Mead

          smooth honey | oaked | off-dry | 12.5% abv

          Richly complex, our Wildwood Mead begins with a Fall-extracted local wildflower honey with deep, dark, sorghum and buckwheat notes. Fermented and then aged for 18 months to develop smooth, deep honey notes. We add french oak during the last 6 months of the aging process, to deepen the complexity with touches of vanilla and butterscotch. Very limited quantities.

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            Honey Chai Mead

            semi-sweet | spiced | 12.5%

            Like a warm mug of chai tea, our Honey Chai Mead is a loaded infusion of exotic spices, mingled with wildflower honey and orange blossom honey.  A custom blend of cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla bean, nutmeg, clove, and black pepper adds complexity and warmth. Smooth, semi-sweet, and especially comforting in chilly months.

              COMING SOON

              fresh pressed apple cider is the base of our Spiced Apple Cyser

              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 cider blend. Made with NC wildflower honey and fresh-pressed NC apple cider. Estimated release date: March/April 2018