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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Wild Pear

sparkling | fruity | dry | 10% abv

A collaboration project with our friends at Botanist & Barrel! This mead is lightly sparkling, blending together our NC Wildflower traditional honey mead with their wild fermented perry made from 100% Asian pears.

    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.

      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.

          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.

              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.

                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

                    Strawberry Guava Mead

                    berry | fruity | semi-sweet | 12.5% abv

                    A juicy, tropical mead bursting with fresh fruit! Mead with fresh strawberries, guava juice and wildflower honey.

                      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.

                        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 bourbon barrel from our friends at Mystic Distillery.

                              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.

                                Cranberry Rosé Mead

                                sparkling | fruity | sweet | 6% abv

                                Session mead made with wildflower honey, cranberries and white grape juice. Mimicking all the characteristics of a rosé wine – pink and fruity!

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                                  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.