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.

    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.

      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.

          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.

            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.

              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.

                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.

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                    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

                      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.