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 Deb back in Massachusetts with infant twin girls just over a year old. He on vacation, Deb in baby work world. So, he, being the thoughtful husband, brought back for Deb a ceramic bottle of "Viking Mead." "Viking Mead??"  She scratched her head. Very romantic (??). Never heard of mead. He (being testosterone laden) thought it looked cool. Deb (being full of estrogen) thought it a waste of money (She would have loved a lovely old vine zin at that point being by herself 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 several months...

"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 Deb 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.

We had always been beer brewers - started that in grad 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 many 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!

Always a fan favorite, Blueberry Dreams mead has made a return after months of aging.

This off-dry mead is made with a combination of both locally grown high-bush berries, and Maine sourced "Wild" berries.

Good for a dinner accompaniment or and after dinner delight, you will not be disappointed!  Try a bottle today!

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!

If you are placing an order for curbside pickup, or farmers market pickup, click HERE.

For shipping, please proceed!

 Mead is listed from the dryer to sweeter as you go down the list!  Enjoy, and thank you for your business!

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!

To see where we are in your area, explore the map below, or click HERE to jump to list of stores.


You can buy our meads at the following stores.   You can sort the list by Town/City or Store by clicking on header. For more details you can click on the Store link.

 

LocationStore
Acton, MA Colonial Spirits
Allston, MA Marty's Fine Wines
Amesbury, MA Craft Beer Cellar
Amesbury, MA Leary's Fine Liquors
Amesbury, MA Route 110 Liquors
Andover, MA Andover Classic Fine Wines
Arlington, MA Adventure Pub
Arlington, MA Giles wine and spirits
Ashland, MA Wine Empire
Belmont, MA Art's Specialties
Belmont, MA Craft Beer Cellar
Beverly, MA Beverly Shop and Go
Beverly, MA Lighthouse Wine and Spirits
Billerica, MA Georgio's, Billerica
Billerica, MA Lincoln Liquors
Billerica, MA Turnpike Market
Boston, MA Bauer Wine and Spirits
Boston, MA Boston Public Market, Mass Wine Shop
Boston, MA Simmons LIquor
Bradford, MA Academy Liquors
Braintree, MA Bin Ends
Braintree, MA Craft Beer Cellar
Brighton Ma Brighton Celler and Gourmet
Brookline, MA Coolidge Corner Fine Wine
Cambridge, MA Cambridge Spirits
Cambridge, MA City Liquors
Cambridge, MA Grendel's Den
Cambridge, MA Meadhall
Cambridge, MA Pemberton Farms
Cambridge, MA Porter Square Wine and Spirits
Cambridge, MA Universtiy Wine Shop
Chelmsford, MA Lincoln Liquors
Chestnut Hill, MA Gary's Liquors
Cohasset, MA Curtis Liquors
Concord, MA Concord Cheese Shop
Danvers, MA Kappy's
Devonshire St, Boston, MA Boston Wine Exchange
East Weymouth, MA Granite Liquors
Essex, MA CK Pearl
Essex, MA Essex Wine Exchange
Fenway,Boston, MA Fenway Beer Shop
Franklin, MA Pour Richards Wine and Spirits
Georgetown, MA Georgetown Liquors
Gloucestor, MA Cape Ann Liquors
Hamilton, MA Hamilton Community Package Store
Hamilton, MA Harrigans
Haverhill, MA Shamrock Liquors
Ink Block, Boston Wholefoods
Ipswich, MA Cellar Door
Ipswich, MA Coastal Green Grocer
Ipswich, MA Ipswich Bottle Shop
Ipswich, MA Marcorrelle's
Jamaica Plains, MA Blanchards
Jamaica Plains, MA Centre Liquor
Lexington, MA Bermans Fine Wine and Spirits
Lowell, MA The Liquor Shop
Lynnfield, MA Wholefoods
Malden, MA (Rt. 1) Kappy's
Marblehead, MA Shubie's
Maynard, MA Art's Specialties
Medford, MA Atlas Liquors
Medford, MA Giles Wine and Spirits
Medford, MA Kappy's
Melrose, MA Beacon Hill Wine & Gourmet
Melrose, MA Rising Eagle Public House
Middleton, MA Vinum Wine Shop
Milton, MA Craft and Cru
Natick Ma Austin Liquors
Needham, MA Needham Center Fine Wines
Needham, MA Reveler Beverage
Newbury, MA Corner Cupboard
Newburyport, MA Leary's Fine Wine
Newburyport, MA The Cottage Island Market
Newburyport, MA Port Wine and Spirits
Newton, MA Craft Beer Cellar
Newton, MA Dion's - Newton
Newton, MA Marty's Fine Wines
Norfolk, MA Craft Beer Cellar
North Andover, MA Wine Connextion
North Beverly, MA Depot Liquors
North Reading, MA One Stop Liquors
Peabody, MA (mall) Kappy's
Quincy, MA Presidential Liquors
Quincy, MA Stop and Save Liquors
Reading, MA Liquor Junction
Reading, MA Pamplemousse
River St, Cambridge Wholefoods
Rockland, MA Lukes Liquors
Rockport, MA Whistlestop Market
Salem, MA Bambolina
Salem, MA Busa Wine and Spirits
Salem, MA Cheese Shop of Salem
Salem, MA Gulu Gulu Cafe
Salem, MA Koto
Salem, MA Pamplemousse
Salem, MA Salem Liquors
Salem, MA Salem Wine Imports
Saugus, MA Nasty Nonni's Wine & Spirits
Somerville, MA Ball Square Fine Wines
Somerville, MA Jerry's Liquor Mart
Somerville, MA Liquor Junction
Somerville, MA Wine & Cheese Cask
Stoneham, MA Redstone Liquors
Sudbury, MA Sudbury Craft Beers
Tewskbury Lincoln Liquors
Tewskbury, MA Oakdale One Stop Liquor
Vinnin Liquors Vinnin Square Liquors
Waltham Ma Dions Waltham, Lexington Street
Waltham, MA Gordon's (Main Street)
Waltham, MA Gordon's (Moody Street)
West Roxbury, MA Blanchards
Westbourgh, MA Julio's Liquors
Westford, MA Craft Beer Cellar
Weymouth, MA Curtis Liquors
Winchestor, MA Liquor Junction
Woburn, MA Giles Wine and Spirits
Woburn, MA Liquor Junction

 

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