In the mountains of North Georgia, Blair Housley is making honey wine, better known as mead, at Dahlonega’s own Etowah Meadery.
Etowah Meadery has nearly 50 varieties of mead, including raspberry, chocolate, currant, and mayhaw. Georgia Honey Farm in Tiger is one of several honey farms supplying more than 1,000 pounds of honey to the meadery each month. Local orchards and other producers supply the additive ingredients.
Mead is one of the oldest beverages in the world, but somewhat new to the present-day beverage market. Simply, it is fermented honey cut with water. Mead can be sweet,