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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, Strawberry Mead, Blueberry Mead, Orange Blossom Mead, Fig Orange Mead, Lavender Mead, and Wildwood oak-aged mead.  You can choose a tasting of four meads for $5 or a tasting of all seven meads for $8, 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 35 states – AK, AL, AZ, CA, 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 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.

    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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      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.

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        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.

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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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            Wildwood Mead

            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 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.

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              Strawberry Mead

              fruity | aromatic | dry | 12.5% abv

              Strawberry season, captured in a glass. Our Strawberry mead begins at McAdams Farm in Efland NC. 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.

                COMING SOON

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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.

                  fresh ginger

                  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.

                    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 five kinds of apples in the cider blend. Made with NC wildflower honey and NC apple cider.