New Hampshire may be one of the smaller states in the US, but not when it comes to mead (wine made with honey). All three of New Hampshire’s commercial Meaderies took home medals in the world’s most important mead competition, The Mazer Cup International. No easy task for a competition that attracts thousands of meads from all over the world.
Moonlight Meadery, Sap House Meadery, and Hermit WoodsWinery, won multiple gold, silver, and bronze medals for their meads. Moonlight won silver for their Je’Taime , Silver for Utopian, and Bronze for their Blossom. Sap House won gold for their Oaked Traditional Mead, and Hermit Woods won a gold for their Three Honey Mead. Needless to say, the owners of all three meadery’s are very proud of their accomplishments.
“It’s a tremendous feat that all three NH commercial Meaderies won medals at the Mazer Cup. Having been an active participant in this competition as an amateur and now as a professional, it’s very rewarding to see our meads continue to win medals year after year. The fact that all three NH meaderies won at this international competition speaks to the high caliber of artisan crafted meads our state offers,” stated Michael Fairbrother, Founder/Meadmaker Moonlight Meadery.
Matt Trahan from Sap House said, “To have recognition from our peers like that is really awesome. New Hampshire is on the forefront of the mead revival.”
Ken Hardcastle, wine maker at Hermit Woods winery commented, “It is such a pleasure to be producing mead in the company of such fine mead makers, Michael Fairbrother and Ash Fischbein, and to have our meads stand out among some of the finest meads in the world.”
Moonlight Meadery passionately brings over 66 artisnally crafted varieties of mead to the mainstream market. Michael Fairbrother started Moonlight Meadery as a humble, part time venture in his garage. In a short three years Moonlight Meadery has grown exponentially now distributing to 29 US states, poised to move into all 50. Learn more by visiting their website.
Sap House Meadery makes small-batch, hand-crafted meads out of local ingredients in Ossipee, NH. They pride themselves on integrating and working with their community. Learn more about Sap House Meadery online.
Hermit Woods Winery is a small boutique winery located in Sanbornton New Hampshire. They make a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional wines and meads that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. Learn more about Hermit Woods Winery on their website.