high quality – hand crafted
Herbal Tonic Wines
natural – local – seasonal
flowers fruits roots leaves bark
inspiration – spirit – enchantment
I’m Griffin. I make mead for people who are interested a nutritionally rich ancient beverage and value supporting organic growers and local wild-crafters.
From my heart to yours!
What is Alchemy Herbal Wine?
Herbal Wines and Meads
Mead is an alcoholic beverage, and is made from fermenting honey, (diluted with water) with yeast. Mead is also referred to as “Honey Wine,” and although the main source of fermentable sugars in a mead come from honey, we sometimes add fruit, which also offers its fermentable sugars and delicious flavors. Adding other things to mead, like herbs and spices changes the “type” or “classification” of mead, and the most common term for this type of mead is called methoglin.
Mead is most likely the oldest alcoholic beverage, and is referenced in many ancient texts throughout the world. Mead could easily be made in nature, imagine a bee hive that is built in a tree, a bear discovers it and excitedly reaches in to eat the brood, spreading the contents everywhere, then the rain comes and mixes with the honey and the natural yeasts in the air and ferments over a few weeks and wa la! Mead.
Alcoholic fermentation is a biochemical process where yeast consumes sugar and produces alcohol and carbon dioxide. The alcohol content varies and can range from very low at 7% (which are called hydromels), to very high at about 18%.
Alchemy is an herbal wine made from fermenting honey with a unique and intentional blend of herbs and spices. Our herbal wine is considered by some to be an herbal tonic; one that helps to restore, tone and invigorate systems in the body and promotes a general sense of well-being. We are excited and committed to making high quality meads, utilizing local, seasonal, organic, wild-crafted, and natural honey, fruits, herbs, roots, and barks that offer our drinkers a healthy beverage with a buzz!
We make mead for people who are interested in imbibing a nutritionally rich ancient beverage, and excited to support organic growers and local wild-crafters.