Although mead is often associated with Viking and Medieval culture, it has been enjoyed by many others as well. Mead is likely the oldest alcoholic beverage, with evidence of its production being traced back to 6,500 to 7,000 B.C. in Northern China. That's certainly well before beer and grape wine made an appearance. Here’s why you should give this ancient drink a try now.
Help spread some holiday cheer this year by sharing some of the finest meads & ciders on offer. We’re a husband and wife team that live in Jasper, GA and make all of our small-batch meads and ciders here as well. Our taproom may have only opened this past August, but we've been crafting fine mead, cider, wine, beer, and more for over 12 years. That dedication to craft beverages certainly shows in the quality of our products. Make sure to enjoy a bottle or two and share some of our unique offerings with friends and family this holiday season.
The first 3 meads coming from our barrel program are now available for prerelease. This means that you can sample and purchase them in the taproom. In the next few weeks they will be available for purchase online as well. Keep reading for more details about these meads and our mead club.
We've been hard at work since the grand opening of our taproom on August 29, 2020. Our mead has already been shipped to 6 states, there are multiple barrels filled with mead that should be going into bottles in the next month or so, more batches of mead are being started, session meads should be available in cans soon, we started offering free WiFi, and the final touches are being put on our mead club...the Kupfer Klub "Copper Club".
Jasper’s first meadery, Waldmet Cellars, will host a grand opening celebration on August 29, 2020 from 1-8 p.m. for its brand-new taproom. A wide selection of meads and other products will be available at the new taproom. For the grand opening celebration, there will be 6+ meads on draft and a few more in bottles. From classic honey to fruit and herb-infused varieties. Other varieties will be announced soon when they are available for purchase.
Our farm is located an hour north of Atlanta, GA in Jasper. It is dedicated to the mission of creating a well-balanced ecosystem and rich soils that produce nutrient-dense foods (and drinks), while treating the environment and the animals with respect. Our primary goal is to establish heavily-producing, mixed orchard & vineyard systems, that are easy to manage and require minimal off-farm inputs.
People have been imbibing vinegar-based drinks for thousands of years. These drinking vinegars (or "vinegar tonics"), such as shrubs, switchels, and oxymels, have grown quite popular in recent years. Read the Full Story to find out why out more.
Most simply, mead is a wine made with honey. It is fermented with three basic ingredients: honey, water, and yeast. However, there are many different styles of mead, which are based on the basic ingredients (e.g., honey) and flavorings (e.g., herbs, spices) added, degree of sweetness, alcoholic strength, degree of carbonation, and even country of origin.