Our Meads

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

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.

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Strawberry Mead

fruity | aromatic | dry | 12.5% abv

Strawberry season, captured in a glass. Our Strawberry mead features local berries picked at the peak of sunshine and freshness. We ferment the berries with NC wildflower honey. The result is like breathing in the strawberry field and sipping on the sunshine. Fresh and fragrant, light-bodied and dry, with a soft, lingering strawberry finish.  Silver Medal, NC State Fair | Silver Medal, Western NC Wine Competition

    Apple Cyser

    fruity | refreshing | dry | 12% abv

    This is the mead version of a hard cider, and ours is a dry-style cyser with crisp, tart apple highlights. A blend of four apple varieties from western NC contributes both tart and sweet cider notes. Made with NC wildflower honey.  Silver Medal, NC State Fair | Silver Medal, Western NC Wine Competition

      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

        fresh figs

        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

            Mango Habanero Mead

            tropical | light | semi-sweet | 12.5% abv

            Tropical and fruit forward with a spicy kick, the mango notes in this mead are the perfect counterpart to habanero heat. Fermented with clover honey, mangos and infused with habanero peppers

              Strawbanero Mead

              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

                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.

                  COMING SOON

                  fresh lemonthyme accents our Hibiscus Mead

                  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.

                    Ginger Mead

                    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 that has been aged 18 months. Rich and deeply golden, simply luxurious.