Off The Menu: A Mead Filled Visit To Heidrun Meadery

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Where the beauty of honey comes together under one hive, Heidrun Meadery in Point Reyes is the perfect mid-day getaway.

With a strong emphasis in bee keeping and the science behind botanical’s, this meadery keeps its focus on fermented delish bottles of their “Heidrun.” The objective as meadmakers is to reveal the distinguishing characteristics – the essence – of every honey they ferment. Within honey’s essence reside floral aromatic compounds – ranging from the primitive to the sublime – that arouse the latent senses and refresh the perspective of the natural world. Using all natural substances to create a perfect bottle every time.

For those who don’t know what mead is, it’s an alcoholic drink of fermented honey and water — simply put, but the concoction tastes like the first whimpers of spring and fresh mountain air. Invigorating to say the least.

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And don’t worry, no bee’s are harmed in the making of the mead — every nest is carefully harvested to promote active collection between the little honey makers and to also help the nest expand from the inside thus creating much more rich honey. The flavor of any particular honey is largely determined by the floral source of the nectar from which it was derived. Just as every flower has its fragrance, every variety of honey has its own distinct essence. It is this signature essence that determines the unique character of each of Heidrun’s mead varietals.

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Like stepping into a slice of floral heaven, Heidrun brings together the freshest soil and happiest of flowers under one roof. In the fields, gardens and greenhouse of their farm in Point Reyes Station, they cultivate flowering plants to supplement the local natural forage available to our honey bees. Flower nectar is the fundamental substance from which bees make honey, so a happy flower equals a satisfied bee.

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// Go ahead and try a tasting: 11925 CA-1, North Bay, Monday: 11:00AM to 4:00PM, Tuesday: CLOSED,  Wednesday - Friday: 11:00AM to 4:00PM, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00AM to 4:30PM, heidrunmeadery.com


Written by Anthony Rogers, photos courtesy of Yelp — Need more foodie news? Stay in the know with our newsletter. Here’s also the editor’s guide to Marin. Have fun this weekend.

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