Mead a Break?

Join Starrlight Mead at 480 Hillsboro Street, Suite 100 in Pittsboro, NC for their 6th Annual Mead Day Celebration! On Saturday, August 5th from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., celebrate along with the American Homebrewers Association all things mead! Dress up in your favorite Renaissance attire and grab a glass as you explore all that this honey wine has to offer.

What is Mead?

You’ve tried beer, you’ve tried wine and now it is time to take a chance on mead! What exactly is mead? Mead is fermented with three ingredients: honey, yeast and water. While some may associate wine and mead, mead stands alone in its own category of alcoholic beverage. It is suggested that mead is the oldest alcoholic beverage on earth, as noted from evidence of mead fermentation from Chinese pottery vessels from 7000 B.C.

Ancient Greeks often refer to mead as the “nectar of the Gods.” Since its early days, mead has been used in different medicinal forms, such as for improving digestion or helping with depression. Although its uses may vary, you can be assured that its flavor is just as diverse as your palate, with fruit infusions, syrup or hops blends.

Starrlight Mead:

Unable to make it to Mead Day? Join Starrlight Mead for a tour or a tasting on your own time! Regular hours are listed on Wednesday to Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday are tour days, with free tours being offered at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Mead tastings are available during regular business hours. Tastings offer a variety of 8 different meads and a honey tasting for kids. You even get to keep the wine glass as a souvenir!

Mead Day:

Mead Day is designated as the first Saturday in August and doubles up as a mini-Renaissance Faire. The event will take place inside and outside of Starrlight Mead and will having something for all ages to enjoy. Take a bite from a delicious turkey leg, visit a food truck, watch sword-fighting knights, listen to Renaissance music and shop with local craft vendors. They encourage you to wear your best Renaissance costume!

Take a Virtual Tour:

Get to know Starrlight Mead before you visit with this virtual tour:!