Roses, honey, love … memories. Ancient and rare, pure and exquisite flavours. Rose Mead, also known as Rhodomel, was the preferred drink of the golden age of ancient Greece and Rome.

Rosemeade is the perfect symbol of love for wedding toasts, anniversaries, and other celebrations of love. “Honeymoon” refers to the ancient practice of giving the newlyweds enough mead to drink for a month to ensure a fruitful beginning to their union.

We grow the roses, pick and dry the petals and rosehips. The roses are old, historical varieties hand chosen for their unique and delicious flavours.

We first made Rosemeade as an experiment. It quietly perked away in a corner of the meadery for years as its lovely flavours evolved. Each year we added another infusion of rose petals from the farm. We were astounded how delicious it eventually became. That original “experiment” has long since sold out but luckily for our Rosemeade aficionados we have been able to reproduce the stunning flavours and we have this wine on the list again this year in limited quantities.

Middle Mountain Mead is an artisan honey winery combining the best of ancient and modern techniques to create small batches of premium handcrafted mead. As well as being a superb wine, mead has been central to rituals of celebration and remembrance down through the ages.

$48 for 375 ml, shipping included