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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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.

    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.

      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.

        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.

          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. This limited release is sold in 375ml bottles.

            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

                fresh lavender

                Lavender Mead

                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 mead won our first commercial medal at the 2015 NC State Fair Wine Competition.

                  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.

                    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.