Nestled in the picturesque landscape of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Stardust Cellars has carved a niche for itself in the world of mead-making. This exceptional meadery offers an authentic taste of the region by using local honey spontaneously fermented by indigenous microorganisms. Here's what makes Stardust Cellars a destination for mead enthusiasts and curious explorers alike.
Their honey is sourced from local beekeepers to avoid large-scale beekeeping issues; quickly used to maintain indigenous yeast for spontaneous fermentation; each batch of NC Foothills honey reflects local terrior; honey taste-tested by meadmaker for product line suitability; stirred with well water, keeping microbes alive until alcohol production; contains gluconic acid from lactobacillus fermentation, balancing mead acidity; hand-stirred daily to promote native yeast growth and combat spoilage; ray honey preserves natural enzymes, nutrients and probiotics; health benefits: immune system boost, metabolism aid and inflammation reduction.
Brite-tanked raw honey and well water.
Non-alcoholic, used as a cocktail mixer, especially with bourbon.
Ancient Methods, Modern Sustainability.