The Process of Mead Making
Mead making is a culture that connects mead makers with mead drinkers, flowing waters, and floral landscapes. Healthy honey bees collect nectar from flowers within a 5 mile radius around the beehive. The bees then bring the nectar back to the hive to make honey. The mead maker combines honey, water, and yeast in various proportions to produce a nearly infinite variety of mead. This is an ancient art and science re-emerging in the modern craft beverage market.
Mead culture is built around the flavorful, floral fermentation of this revitalizing ancient beverage.
Enjoying mead can be one of life’s greatest and most rejuvenating pleasures. David, the meadmaker, learned how to make hard cider in barrels from his grandfather on the beautiful Oregon coast. After making cider for decades, he began making wine– A rosé of Pinot Noir in Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine region. With the re-emergence of the ancient drink mead (fermented honey), he started fermenting local honey and never turned back. David moved to the Finger Lakes of New York, where he continues his passion of making delicious meads for others to discover and enjoy!
There is a time and place for all of our delicious meads, each batch with its own seasonal flavors and flare. Join the Wild Nectar Mead Club or visit us again soon.