A family of Starrs are part of our collection of UNC-TV NC Weekend with Starrlight Mead, a honey winery (mead is honey wine). Owners Becky Starr (Sales/Tasting Room Manager) and Ben Starr (Meadmaker) have made this a family affair. Part of the Heart of North Carolina B&B and Craft Beverage Trail.
Most of the honey is from North Carolina beekeepers. Meads range in sweetness from off-dry (lightly sweet) to sweet and include unique ingredients like fruits, spices, peppers and herbs. Taste the award-winning meads, winning Best in Show as Home Mead-Makers and commercial medals in both mead competition and the prestigious Finger Lakes Wine competition.
Mead and a Sunset Cruise of Jordan Lake, Couple, $90 (quantity is one couple, 2 people). Single, $55 (quantity is one person)
Imagine you and your honey on a boat at sunset sipping on some honey wine!! We’ll start your adventure with a tasting for two, at Starrlight Mead, of a selection of our delicious meads (honey wines). You will be lead through the tasting of each of eight meads and be able to select a bottle to take with you as your adventure continues at Jordan Lake. You will meet Captain Don at the dock and cruise the lake with Triangle Boat Tours as the sun dips below the horizon, enjoying the sights and sounds of the wildlife who make their home at the lake. Don’t forget your camera!
Tasting available from noon until 5:30pm (must start by 5:30 to finish by 6pm and have enough time to get to Jordan Lake)
Cruise at Jordan Lake, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Limit: 12 people. Mead Club Members save $10 per couple!
Includes: Mead tasting, 2 souvenir glasses, and a bottle of mead to share ($32 value, additional bottle charge may apply for some meads), two-hour sunset cruise of Jordan Lake ($78 value (single price is one tasting, glass, and a bottle, plus cruise).
Triangle Boat Tours offers guided boat tours on Jordan Lake for private groups of up to 12 guests. Their boat is a luxurious 24-foot pontoon boat with very comfortable seating and shade. All tours include ice-cold soft drinks, bottled water, and our complimentary “signature” gourmet dip – plus binoculars for viewing the bald eagles. Captain Don handles every detail, so you can just show up for true quality time with your family and friends! In the event of lousy weather, you will receive a refund for the sunset cruise portion of your event fee or the option to schedule for another time. Also possible to schedule your tasting on another day to allow people coming after work; send an email to let us know!
- Sixth Annual Mead Day – Sat, Aug (2017 date TBD)
Annual celebration of all things mead! Fairy hair, turkey legs, jewelry, lots of critters (crocheted, clay, stuffed), art work, bees wax products, slushies, music, and more! NEW THIS YEAR – Wendy Mehndi henna, Zeke’s Meats food truck, bees wax styled jewelry
- Birthday Weekend – Sat – Mon, Sep, 3pm – 5pm
Happy Anniversary to us! We’ll be celebrating in style – with cake!