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Starrlight Mead

  • Address: 480 Hillsboro St #1000 Pittsboro, NC 27312
  • Mailing Address: Pittsboro, NC 27312

A family of Starrs are part of our collection of wineries 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.

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.

Hours: Thursdays and Fridays from noon til 6 pm. Saturdays from noon til 6 pm; meadery tours at 1 pm, 3 pm & 5 pm. Sundays from 1 pm til 5 pm; meadery tours at 2 pm & 4 pm.

Find them on Facebook. Check in on foursquare. Follow them on Twitter.  Read what they're saying on TripAdvisorPart of the Heart of North Carolina Wine Trail

First Sunday in Downtown Pittsboro
Artists and music on the streets of Pittsboro from 12-4 pm. And we'll pour a locally available mead by another meadery for free just so you can taste it!

Sat, Aug 2, 12pm - 5pm
Mead Day 2014
Starrlight Mead's biggest family-friendly event of the year! Sword fighting knights, music, mead wenches, vendors, mead slushies, and more. Free.

Annual Festival of Legends - Stay tuned for information about their fourth appearance at the Festival of Legends as the official Mead! Huzzah!

Seasonal tours
Mead and Sunset Cruise on Jordan Lake
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 in Pittsboro, of all of their 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 marina 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: noon - 4pm
Cruise: 6:30pm – 8:30pm (6pm - 8pm Aug and Sep)
Limit: 12 people
Mead Club Members save $10 per couple!
Includes: Mead tasting, two souvenir glasses, and a bottle of mead to share ($26 value, additional bottle charge may apply for some meads), two-hour sunset cruise of Jordan Lake ($72 value). Single price is one tasting, glass, and a bottle, plus cruise.

Friends of Mead club:

• 15% off all mead bottle purchases

• 6-bottle Starrlight Mead reusable wine bag

• Club membership card

• Free glass of mead to help you celebrate your birthday

and more!

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