Starrlight Mead


Starrlight Mead is a woman and family-owned artisan honey winery located at The Plant in Pittsboro. Owners Becky Starr (Sales/Tasting Room Manager) and Ben Starr (Meadmaker) began the operation as a passion project, and 13 years later, it has blossomed into an award-winning meadery. Their meads are made with honey from North Carolina beekeepers and range in sweetness from off-dry (lightly sweet) to sweet and include unique ingredients like fruits, spices, peppers, tea, and herbs. Starrlight Mead also serves cider from their cidery, Chatham Cider Works. They’ve won Best in Show as Home Mead-Makers and commercial medals in mead competitions, including the prestigious Finger Lakes Wine Competition. Stop by for a bottle of mead (honey wine), workshops and classes, events, tastings, and behind-the-scenes tours of the production facility. Please note: dogs are welcome on the porch or in the backyard by the fire pit. Only service animals are allowed in the tasting room. 


Woman and family-owned award-winning artisan meadery.


Mon-Sat: 12pm-6pm
Sun: 1pm-5pm

First Sunday event monthly, Downtown Pittsboro First Sunday from 1pm-5pm.


They offer guided mead tastings anytime they are open. A tasting is your choice of 8 available meads (not including Reserve meads), and you get to keep your wine glass for $12 per person. They also have a pre-selected flight of 6 ciders and meads to sample at a table or out on the porch for $8 per person. Tours of the production facility are available Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm and 4pm.


Sat & Sun: 2pm & 4pm


Starrlight Mead offers three event spaces for your next wedding, meeting, corporate or holiday party, rehearsal dinner, or any other intimate gathering. Click here to learn more about The Great Hall (featuring a gorgeous stone fireplace and custom wood bar), The Blue Room, and their outdoor spaces. They host events throughout the year, including their annual Mead Fest featuring home mead-making demonstrations, tastings, Rennaissance music, arts and crafts, sword fighting knights, and much more. 


15% off all mead bottle purchases, 6-bottle Starrlight Mead reusable wine bag, club membership card, complimentary glass of mead to help you celebrate your birthday, and more!


Part of the Chatham County Craft Beverages and Country Inns Trail.
Events at The Plant.