Places to Enjoy Local Meads in North Georgia

16 Responses

  1. Dale says:

    Thanks for this informative post. 

    I had never heard of Meads before, yet this alcoholic drink sounds great and I would like to try this some day. 

    We have a vast variety of local wineries and wine choices here in Australia, and I can see we also have Meads readily available too. This is not something that is mainstream or widely recognized, probably due to the sheer volume of quality wineries that we have available. 

    Would Mead’s be drunk like a traditional wine, that is to complement your food and meals, or is this something best appreciated after your meal, more like a sherry, or port?

    Thanks for the Mead lesson. 

    • Alyce says:

      Hello, Dale! Thanks for checking in from Australia!! Meads are available in various flavor profiles, so depending on the type you enjoy, they could work either with a meal or as something to enjoy on their own. Cheers!

  2. Champ says:

    It looks like there are a lot of great place to visit for ciders and wine. Hopefully I can go there with my parents in the future. Do you have a favorite out of the ones you mentioned? And Are they expensive or are the prices quite reasonable? Looking forward to hear from you, Thanks. 🙂

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Champ, It’s hard to pick a favorite as they each offer rotating selections and a unique experience. 

      For the most upscale experience I’d recommend Montaluce Winery and Restaurant, but be sure to check ahead of your visit to ensure that they currently produce / stock meads and or ciders. 

      The other options on the list will be more affordable and should have a wider selection of meads and ciders to choose from.


  3. Enrique says:

    Hi, Alyce,

    I love wine! I have been to some wineries in Austin and Mexico. I can never get enough lol.

    I have some friends that live in Dalton. Is that too far? I’ve been planning to visit them, but for some reason or another, my plans have changed. This is something I’m sure they would love.

    I can already picture myself sipping some wine while looking at the sunset. 

    I love ciders, but I’ve never had meads. I’d like to try it and see if I like it.

    By the way, do we need to make any reservations or can we just show up? I guess it’s better to make reservations to be on the safe side, right?

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Enrique, Dalton is indeed very close to these great places to find meads and ciders in the Georgia mountains! What a great excuse for a trip!! 😉

      Considering that the world is out of whack about everywhere right now, it’s even more important than usual to contact these locations directly to find out when they are open and what they recommend for your visit. 

  4. Sylvia says:

    Hi Alyce,

    What a beautiful place! I love cider and wine. And I have to say it sounds so good. You did a great job of providing such great information about North Georgia. I haven’t been to the States yet, but I really would love to go. Especially now, I have seen your website with so many recommendations. Really beautiful! Thank you very much!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Sylvia, I hope you are able to visit soon and try these local flavors along with the beautiful mountain scenery! Cheers!

  5. Kachunda says:

    Hello Alyce,

    Thank you for the information that you have shared in your article. It is a very good article indeed. Personally I am so much of a cider person but the information you have shared makes me crave for healthy Meads. I am now seriously considering to go on a trip and hike the Georgia mountains so that I can have a taste of those Honey Meads.

    Thank you

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Kachunda, The Georgia mountains offer many unique ways to experience local sights, sounds, and flavors. I hope you are able to visit soon!!

  6. Gomer says:

    The air and the environment in that place of Georgia must be clean and far away from pollution as those bees live productively in the area. The next time I will visit the place with my auntie who’s living down in Florida, I will request her to pay a visit to BeeCraft Mead Company. I wanna taste that beer that’s made from honey and not grains. Oh, by the way, it’s not beer. It’s mead. Beer and mead are two different things.

  7. Riaz Shah says:

    Etowah Meadery sounds nice! And they even have military discounts too, how very kind of them to serve for our unsung heroes. My aunt lives near, I definitely must go and try out that mead with fresh air about, can’t wait! Mead’s a very ancient drink but very popular and healthy too if I’m correct. Do you think we can have a look at their distillery too?

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Riaz, Indeed you are right — mead has a very long history and references to mead have even been found in ancient Egyptian artifacts. 

      These meaderies and cider houses may be able to give you a tour of the production area — it will likely depend on the season and how busy they are when you arrive. It’s best to call in advance to make sure you arrive at the best time for this opportunity.

      Warm Regards, Alyce

  8. R.J. says:

    Hey Alyce, awesome article. I love how you point out all the great activities that can be done and explored while you’re in the Georgia mountains. I’ve never been but your article now makes me want to plan a trip. The information was a great read and although I don’t care for bees, it would be interesting to see the various bees along with everything else the trip has to offer. Thanks for the info.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi R.J., I can understand why a person might not like bees (stings are not fun), but know that it’s unlikely that you would come in contact with the bees while at the meaderies. I hope you can make it for a visit — it’s beautiful throughout the year with very different things to do and see in each season. 

      Warm Regards, Alyce

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