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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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.

    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.

      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.  Silver Medal, Dixie Classic Fair

          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

            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.

              Ginger Peach Mead

              sparkling | fruity | sweet | 6% abv

              Session mead made with local ginger root from the Durham Farmers Market, dark wildflower honey, and blended with fresh peach juice.

                Bourbon Barrel Aged Wildflower Mead

                honeyed | oaked | off-dry | 13.6 %

                Made with NC wildflower honey  this off-dry, small batch traditional mead has been aged for several months in a bourbon barrel from our friends at Mystic Distillery.

                  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.

                      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 whiskey barrel from Whistle Pig.

                        Gin Barrel Aged Hibiscus Mead

                        botanical | oaked | semi-sweet | 13.6 %

                        Made with NC wildflower honey, hibiscus roselles and petals. This small batch semi-sweet, botanical mead has been aged for several months in a gin barrel from our friends at Durham Distillery.

                          Pumpkin Spice Mead

                          honeyed | spiced | semi-sweet | 12.5 %

                          Calling all basic bees – this is the mead you’ve been waiting for! Made with NC wildflower honey and loaded with all your favorite pumpkin pie spices.

                            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.

                              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