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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fresh blueberries are used in our hand-crafted blueberry mead

Blueberry Meadjito Mead

sparkling | fruity | sweet | 6% abv

Mojito inspired session mead made with wildflower honey, fresh NC blueberries, lime juice & zest and local mint.

    Farmhouse Wildflower Mead

    honeyed | traditional | semi-sweet | 12 %

    A semi-sweet traditional mead made with Virginia wildflower honey, aged for one year for smooth delicate floral and earthy notes.

      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.

        Bourbon Barrel Aged Apple Cyser

        fruity | oaked | semi-sweet | 13.6 %

        Made with NC wildflower honey and fresh NC apple cider, this small batch, semi-sweet mead has been aged for several months in a bourbon barrel from our friends at Mystic Distillery.

          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.

            Currant Mead

            berry | fruity | semi-sweet | 12% abv

            Made with wildflower honey and red & black currants, this semi-sweet mead has bold, tart and tannic berry flavor perfect for all you red wine drinkers out there.

              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

                fresh figs

                Barrel Aged Fig & Oak Mead

                fruity | oaked | semi-sweet | 13.4 %

                Made with NC wildflower honey and roasted figs, this small batch, semi-sweet mead has been aged for ten months in a Petit Verdot barrel from our friends at Sanctuary Vineyards.

                  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.

                    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 27 months to develop smooth, deep honey notes. We add french oak during the last 4 months of the aging process, to deepen the complexity with touches of vanilla and butterscotch.

                      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

                        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

                          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 Mead

                            tropical | light | semi-sweet | 12.5% abv

                            Tropical, fresh mangoes add a lightly sweet and juicy citrus character to this mead.  Fermented with clover honey and mangoes, then infused with a touch of organic Dragon Well green tea for balance and tannin.

                              Lavender Lemonade Mead

                              sparkling | light | semi-sweet | 6% abv

                              Session mead made with fresh-dried local lavender flowers from Sunshine Lavender Farm in an orange blossom traditional semi-sweet mead, and blended with fresh lemonade.

                                Cranberry Orange Habanero Mead

                                sparkling | light | semi-sweet | 6% abv

                                Session mead made with wildflower honey, tart cranberries, orange zest and spicy habanero peppers.

                                  Strawberry Vanilla Mead

                                  berry | fruity | semi-sweet | 12.5% abv

                                  Sweet and aromatic, fresh strawberries are fermented with wildflower honey and then infused with vanilla beans to create this lush, berries-and-cream sensation.

                                    Maplewood Mead

                                    honeyed | oaked | semi-sweet | 12.5 %

                                    This semi-sweet mead is rich with bold honey and maple notes. Made with NC wildflower honey, dark maple syrup and aged on oak to perfection.

                                      Flower Power Mead

                                      sparkling | light | semi-sweet | 6% abv

                                      Session mead made with NC Wildflower honey, hibiscus petal tea, jasmine flowers and rose petals. Floral, refreshing and lightly sweet.

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                                        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