Honey wines australia MEADERY
Mead, also known as honey wine is the oldest fermented drink in the world.
The earliest known meads were found in ancient Chinese pottery, being
a mixture of honey, rice and fruit. It is more commonly known as the drink of the Vikings.
We at Honey Wines Australia Meadery are beekeepers as well as mead makers. Our hard working bees visited around one million flowers to produce each bottle and flew 44,000km.
Our meadery is based in the Hunter Region of NSW with shipping to your door just about anywhere in Australia. As well as selling online direct to the public we are also wholesalers.
IS MEAD HEALTHY?
We don’t claim any alcohol is healthy, however it is known honey has health benefits. Some of the vitamins found in honey include ascorbic acid, pantothenic acid, niacin and riboflavin; along with minerals such as calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.
Therefore we can safely state mead is healthier than most other forms of alcohol.About us Shop now
How Is Our Meadery Different?
Until recently Honey Wines Australia produced all our own raw honey, hundreds of kilograms, to use in our mead but have now had 60 of our hives euthanised with the varroa mite outbreak in the Hunter Region.
Although a significant set back, we will continue by sourcing other local honey varieties where possible. We aim to start again from scratch at our new location in Broke NSW once the varroa mite outbreak is either under control or the authorities give up trying to eradicate it.
You can learn more about the destruction of our beehives in the Latest News section of our website.
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Honey Wines Australia are one of the very few commercial meaderies in Australia selling mead in 750ml bottles instead of 375 or 500ml.
Next time you’re about to buy, scale up the price to what it would be if it were a standard 750ml wine bottle size and see if you still think it’s a good price. To calculate this divide the price by the volume then multiply by 750, for example $ ÷ ml x 750.
Why Honey Wines? Why Not Mead?
But wine is made with grapes, mead is made with honey!
Well, two reasons, firstly, according to the Emperor of mead the terms are interchangeable*.
* Schramm, Ken (2003). The Compleat Meadmaker: Home Production of Honey Wine From Your First Batch to Award-winning Fruit and Herb Variations.
Excellent book by the way, but I digress.
The second reason is…… Marketing, we’ve found not enough people know what mead is but they are smart enough to connect honey and wines.