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