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Starrlight Mead

480 Hillsboro St Ste 1000, Pittsboro, NC 27312-9939
+1 919-533-6314
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We live locally but had never visited until now. We enjoyed our tasting and enjoyed the spiced... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
marjea11
,
Bear Creek, North Carolina
via mobile
Enjoyed the mead tasting

Spent Saturday mid afternoon in Pittsboro and came upon this place in the shopping area. Didn't... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
sehardin
,
raleigh
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When you think of Mead, the heart of central North Carolina is probably not the first thing that comes to mind! You probably think of Renaissance Fairs, Vikings and old English castles. We hope to change that! Starrlight Mead, located in Pittsboro at the Chatham Mill, is North Carolina's newest honey winery. Using local NC honey, and lots of love, we are crafting award winning honey wine to surprise and delight you.We do Mead Tasting any time that we are open. Tasting of 8 of our available meads is $7.00, And you get to keep the glass! Stop by for a bottle of mead (honey wine), a tour of the facility and a friendly welcome. If you have not tried mead before - just ask, we will be glad to share our love of this extraordinary beverage with you!
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“honey wine” (7 reviews)
“spiced apple” (5 reviews)
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480 Hillsboro St Ste 1000, Pittsboro, NC 27312-9939
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We live locally but had never visited until now. We enjoyed our tasting and enjoyed the spiced apple the most. I enjoyed the information provided about use of the wine for cooking to mixing it with other things to enhance flavors. I definitely want to...More

Thank marjea11
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Spent Saturday mid afternoon in Pittsboro and came upon this place in the shopping area. Didn't realize the different varieties of mead available. The tasting was great and informative. Love the art work and medieval theme. My friend bought me a dragon that looked like...More

Thank sehardin
Becky S, Owner at Starrlight Mead, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

We're so glad you happened by! We have so much fun finding dragon items and the one you got is one of my favorites! See you again in the fall!

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Our guided introduction to mead (honey wine) was a delightful and educational experience. Who knew that mead could be made in so many flavors, ranging from fruity to herbal? A tasting consisted of choice of 8 different meads and if you shared with your companions,...More

Thank LoyalE
Becky S, Owner at Starrlight Mead, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

We are so glad that you enjoyed it! We have so much fun sharing our love of mead with people who are willing to be adventurous! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this meadery. The outside looks less impressive but the mead, service and production room are worth the look. We did the tasting and bought 3 bottles. Great taste and very knowledgeable staff makes this a must visit in our opinion.

Thank Lorleila B
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Three of us were given a 'tour' of the meadery by Mr. Starr whose first name escapes me. He described how he got into the business and told us about the process and how he comes up with the various flavors. We did the tasting...More

Thank Afoodie65
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to get local meads. I especially like the pink peppercorn one they make for breast cancer awareness. My other favorites are: Nordic, spiced apple, blackberry and ginger meads. Great place to come to do a tasting as well.

Thank mthuber
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Over the holidays my son and I decided to do a tasting at Starrlight Mead. It was a spur of the moment kind of thing, but we both had a lot of fun and learned quite a bit about mead as well. It was just...More

Thank Kathryn T
Reviewed 9 August 2016

we stumbled upon this Meadery & it's Festival while taking a short day trip through Pittsboro. their actual building is behind the old mill just north of town. when it's not as crowded, and we have more time, we will stop in and take a...More

Thank NCTraveler27616
Becky S, Owner at Starrlight Mead, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

Glad you found us! Yes, Mead Day is our biggest event of the year - and a little crowded. We'd love to have you back when you have more time for a tour and tasting! Cheers!

Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

They have a wonderful selection of wines, my sister and I enjoyed the blackberry wine the most. Did not take the tour just tasted wine. They do have some very interesting wines, must try!

Thank Jennifer W
Becky S, Owner at Starrlight Mead, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

We are so glad that you found us! (Shhh... my favorite mead is the Blackberry too! Don't tell, everyone will want it then!)

Reviewed 22 February 2016

Stopped by the meanders for a tasting, very generous tastings, large selection of meads. I was very impressed with the quality.

Thank wkassotis
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