It all started in the summer of 2005. Dan was encouraged by his Aunt Nancy to head to Denmark for 10 days with his 2 cousins to do some "on the ground research" regarding the family genealogy. He left me back in Massachusetts with infant twin girls just over a year old. He on vacation, me in baby work world. So, he, being the thoughtful husband, brought back for me a ceramic bottle of "Viking Mead." "Viking Mead??" I scratched my head. Very romantic (??). Never heard of mead. He (being testosterone laden) thought it looked cool. I (being full of estrogen) thought it a waste of money (I would have loved a lovely old vine zin at that point being by myself with 2 "busy" babies to look after while he was gone "researching.") So, there it sat on the liquor shelf along with all the other half used weird booze one buys for a specific cocktail you only use once.

Fast forward 3 years.

"Hey, what is this?" as he dug deep into the pantry. There is was, no worse for wear, a bit dust coated, but "well aged." We opened it, lacking that lovely old vine zin of which I spoke, and poured 2 glasses. We sniffed. We sipped. We were HOOKED. Mead was amazing! It was not the sweet syrupy drink we assumed it was! Delicious. "We can make this!" He said with a smirk. The rest, as they say, is history - or will be (we hope!).

We had always been beer brewers - started that in gad school as a hobby and to save some money. But mead and wine was to follow. Dan tried his hand at all sorts of wine, some good, some okay, some, well, good for cooking. Mead creating soon followed the wine. Neighbors came to sample and give feedback. "This smells like dirty socks." "Wet sponges?" "Nice fruit overtones." These are some of the comments overheard on our deck among or many friends. Dan became the "mad scientist," keeping dutiful log notes about quantities , measurements, temperatures, and fermentation activity. Honey was ordered by the bucketful. Spice racks were gone over and perused and spices chosen. Kids were shooed out of the basement. We waited. We watched the bubbling. We waited some more. and then we sipped. Pure bliss!  He did it!  The hard work had paid off!

So, now several years down the road, we are ready to share our passion for mead with others. We hope you will come and check us out, come tour the production room, partake in the tasting room, and hopefully support our honey nano-winery!

FL1The wait is over!  After 22 months of waiting and work, we have finally released a very special mead.  Made in honer of our good friend Luke P., this mead is made in a style to the first mead that Dan and Luke drank together.   A bit higher in alcohol than our others, but smooth and clean because of the age, this goldenrod honey mead has been aged with both black and white cardamon.  This is a special mead to share with friends as an after dinner treat!

Thanks Luke, for all your support and help with the meadery!

front23Sep16Our signature cranberry mead has been released!  Get it while you can!!  Because of popular demand, we doubled this years batch!

Made with Carver, MA cranberries, and local wildflower honey, this fruit foward mead is tart and sweet.  Serve with dinner or sip while watching a football game.  Your choice.  This mead has been sitting aging for a year.  Made with fresh dry picked berries.

This took hours of tweaking and tasting to get it right!  But our team is dedicated to making the right stuff!  In fact we will stay up drinking and tasting all night long!  Enjoy!

We are slowly growing! Recently added:

Liquor Junction, Somerville, MA

Liquor Junction, Winchestor, MA

Liquor Junction, Woburn, MA

Wine Empire, Ashland, MA


You can buy our meads at the following towns (click on town for more information):

Braintree Newburyport
Cambridge North Andover
Essex Reading
Gloucestor Rowley
Hamilton Salem
Haverhill/Bradford Somerville
Ashland Stoneham
Boston Sudbury
Belmont Swamscott
Ipswich Weymouth
Marblehead Winchestor
Middleton Woburn


More on the way!  Stay tuned...

 

ACTON

Colonial Spirits
87 Great Rd (Rt. 2A)
Acton, MA 01720

AMESBURY

Craft Beer Cellar - Amesbury - check out the great selection of craft mead, beer and cider!
19 Main St
Amesbury, MA 01913
978-792-5634

Leary's Fine Wine and Spirits
100 Macy St.
Amesbury, MA 01913
978-388-4400

ASHLAND

Wine Empire
12 West Union St.
Ashland, MA

ESSEX

Essex Wine Exchange - great new shop on causeway in Essex
91 Main St
Essex, MA
978-768-7500

 IPSWICH          

Marcorelle's Wines and Liquors-Great local family business!

30 Central St.
Ipswich, MA 01938
978-356-5400           

Coastal Green Grocer - Great Local Goods and Fantastic Cheese!

51 Market St.
Ipswich, MA 01938
978-356-8500

Ipswich Bottle Shop

188 High St.
Ipswich, MA 01938
978-356-2400

Cellar Door - Great Craft Kitchen Store with Beer and Wine!

1 N Main St
Ipswich, MA 01938
978-356-9463

ROWLEY

Rowley Liquors

144 Newburyport Turnpike
Rowley, MA 01969

HAMILTON

Hamilton Community Package Store

45 Bay Rd (Rt. 1A)
Hamilton, MA 01982
978-468-1386

HAVERHILL/BRADFORD

Academy Liquors

699 S. Main St.
Haverhill, MA 01835
978-374-1340

SALEM

Salem Liquors (two locations) - Great mead selection!

128 North St.
Salem, MA 01970
Phone:978-744-1480

and

125 Canal St.
Salem, MA 01970

Pamplemousse - Gourmet Kitchen Store

185 Essex St.
Salem, MA 01970
978-745-2900

The Cheese Shop of Salem - Great people, great cheese!

45 Lafayette St.
Salem, MA 01970
978-498-4820

MARBLEHEAD

Shubie's Marketplace-You will want to take home dinner!
16 Atlantic Ave.
Marblehead, MA 01945
781–631-0149

SOMERVILLE

Ball Square Fine Wines - Experts in everything wine!

716 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02144
617-623-9500

BELMONT

Craft Beer Cellar

51 Leonard St
Belmont, MA 02478
617-932-1885

BOSTON

Bauer Wine and Spirits - fine wines and expert staff!

330 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
617-262-0363

CAMBRIDGE

Liquor World

13 White Street
Cambridge, MA
 617-547-3110

The Boston Public Market - Everything local!

Massachusetts Wineries
100 Hanover St. at Haymarket Station
Boston, MA

Craft Beer Cellar - Fort Point - Just opened and great!

34 Farnsworth St.
Boston, MA 02210
857-233-2867

BOSTON WINE EXCHANGE
181 Devonshire Street
Boston, MA

 

MIDDLETON

Vinum Wine Shop - Everything Local
210 South Main St.
Middleton, MA

NEWBURYPORT

Port Fine Wines & Spirits
25 Storey Ave.
Newburyport, MA 01950
978-463-2077

NORTH ANDOVER

 The Wine Connextion
117 Main Street
North Andover, MA 01845
877-469-5025

GLOUCESTOR

Cape Ann Liquors
711 Gloucester Crossing
GloucesterMA 01930
(978) 283-841

SUDBURY

Sudbury Craft Beers
365 Boston Post Rd
SudburyMA 01930
(978) 261-5797

SWAMSCOTT

Vinnin Square Liquors
371 Paridise Rd
Swamscott, MA 01907
1-781-598-4110

Craft Beer Cellar (Coming Soon)

READING

Pamplemousse Kitchenware & Wines
26 Haven St.
Reading, MA 01907
1-781-872-1125

Liquor Junction
1 General Way
Reading, MA 01907
781-942-9463

STONEHAM

Redstone Liquors- Everything Craftbeer, Mead and Whiskey.  I mean EVERYTHING!
115 Main St.
Stoneham, Ma 02180
781-438-9265

BRAINTREE

Craft Beer Cellar - Braintree
28 Commercial Street
Braintree, MA 02184

WEYMOUTH

Curtis Liquors - great selection of meads!
486 Columbian Street
Weymouth, MA 02190
781-331-2345

WINCHESTOR

Liquor Junction
632 Main St.
Winchester, MA

WOBURN

Liquor Junction
345 Washington St #16
Woburn, MA 01801

We give 10% discount on a case of 12 or more.  Adjustment will be made when adding wines to your cart.