Call it mead or honey wine. At Starrlight Mead, we invite you to discover your new favorite drink.

Maybe you’ve heard of mead from literature (Beowulf, Shakespeare, Harry Potter…) or maybe you remember it from your history books. Whatever you may already know, now is the perfect time to explore mead: wine made from honey.

Refined, refreshing, and far from the sticky sweet you might expect, our award-winning meads will open up a whole new opportunity for you. Let us introduce you to honey wine varieties as engaging, diverse, and exceptional as you would find in the world of traditional wine made from grapes.

Try our meads that span traditional tastes, similar to white wine, to fruit-infused choices like spiced apple and blackberry. Venture into our subtle herb-infused wines, seasonal favorites like our margarita-style “Honeyed Rita,” and special reserve wines such as our unforgettable White Chocolate Raspberry.

Join us at Starrlight Mead in Pittsboro, NC for a tasting, behind-the-scenes tour, or class on how to make your own mead. Save the date with friends for our special events, like our renaissance fair “Mead Fest” celebration. Become a member of our Mead Club and pick up a bottle or two from us, at one of these stores, or here on our website.

Wherever your journey takes you, we welcome you to Starrlight Mead.
May the Starrs be your guide as you discover your new world of honey wine!

Becky and Ben Starr
and the team at Starrlight Mead

Starrlight Mead Awards and Honors

2012 - Bronze Medal - Mazer Cup International - Off-dry Traditional

2014 - Bronze Medal - Finger Lakes International - Pomegranate Pink Peppercorn

2015 - Silver Medal - Finger Lakes International - Pomegranate Pink Peppercorn
              Silver Medal - Semi-sweet Traditional
              Bronze Medal - Off-dry Traditional

              Best in Class - Meads - American Wine Society Competition - Semi-sweet Traditional
              Double Gold Medal - Semi-sweet Traditional
              Silver Medal - Spiced Apple

2016 - Gold Medal - American Wine Society Competition - Sourwood Traditional
              Bronze Medal - Off-dry Pear

2017 - Best in Triangle 2017 - Locally Made Wine - Indy Weekly (inaugural year for category)
              2017 Small Business of the Year - Chatham Chamber of Commerce

               Silver Medal - Finger Lakes International - Off-dry Pear
               Bronze Medals - Sourwood Traditional and Off-dry Traditional

               Silver Medals - NC State Fair Wine Competition - Off-dry and Sourwood Traditionals

               Silver Medals - Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition - Spiced Apple and Sourwood
               Bronze Medals - Off-dry Traditional and Off-dry Pear

               Silver Medal - American Wine Society Competition - Honeyed Aromatic Roast
               Bronze Medal - Pomegranate Pink Peppercorn
2018 - Best in the Triangle - Finalist, Locally Made Wine, Cider or Mead - Indy Weekly

2019 - Best in the Triangle - Finalist, Locally Made Wine, Cider or Mead - Indy Weekly

Double Gold Medal - Finger Lakes International - Wildfoam Traditional
Silver Medals - Nordic Blend Herb Infused and Gallberry Traditional