WILLIS, Texas (Aug. 25, 2015) – Honey wine will flow aplenty when eight Texas meaderies gather September 19 in Gruene to share their wares at Texas Mead Fest 2015. The event will feature mead tastings for those age 21 and older, as well as live music, food trucks, honey tastings, and offerings from local artisans.
General admission is free. Eight tastings and a glass may be purchased in advance for $20 or at the gate for $25. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Rockin’ R River Rides, 1405 Gruene Road. This is the fourth year for the event, which is hosted by the Texas Mead Association.
“Mead is an ancient drink that is going through a revival, so it is an exciting time to be crafting it,” said Bruce Leslie, association president. “People often connect honey wine with the Renaissance, but it’s in the middle of its own renaissance right now.”
Predating the Renaissance – and even the Vikings – mead is made by fermenting honey. It has grown dramatically in popularity over the last several years, and new meaderies continue to open across the United States.
Advance ticket information and other details are available at the Texas Mead Fest website.