DUG DEEP IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN
Two brothers, Chris and Jeremy VanSice, working to bring mead to northern Michigan.
Our family has lived in the area between Clam Lake, Lake Bellaire, and Torch Lake for six generations. We have a special love of the area and we want to bring you the flavor of this spectacular spot. Our bees travel to local orchards and farms and create a honey that truly represents the flavors of Northern Michigan. We source our fruit as close to the meadery as possible by working with those same local farmers whose crops our bees helped to pollinate.
We have a long family history of bottling delicious drinks. Our great great grandpa Bailey bottled water from a natural spring on the banks of Clam Lake. This fantastic water was sold throughout the community. His building still stands across from our childhood home and serves as a daily reminder to do grandpa proud.
New Mission Organics is a farm in Omena, MI that specializes in sustainably grown hops. We've taken Michigan wildflower honey wine and dry hopped it with certified organic Centennial and Cascade hops from New Mission Organics. If you love hops you'll love this fragrant and slightly sweet honey wine.
Antrim Apple Pie
Fall is our favorite time of year at the meadery. It's a time to gather and press a blend of apples from neighboring orchards. In this bottle we combined our delicious local apples, vanilla beans from Madagascar, cinnamon from Sri Lanka and honey from Antrim County, Michigan. The result is our version of apple pie in a bottle. The warm flavors will surely bring back memories of pies baking in Grandma's kitchen.
For years, King Orchards has been growing some of the finest tart cherries in Northern Michigan and we are lucky to have them down the road. We use King's cherry juice along with local honey and Madagascar vanilla beans to create this sweet, delicious cherry mead.
Michigan peaches, local honey and ginger come together to bring you a taste of our hometown. Our mead is made in small batches in Northern Michigan in the area nestled between Clam Lake, Lake Bellaire and Torch Lake. It's the perfect drink for a day on the boat or watching the sunset over the lake.