Griffin Meadery, a maker of Texas honey wine, will celebrate their tasting room’s grand opening from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 5th with mead tastings, food, music, and giveaways. The festivities will be open to the public at Griffin’s tasting room, located at 16821 East FM 1097, Willis, TX.
Griffin, founded in January 2014, is a small meadery located about six miles east of downtown Willis. They focus on crafting artisanal mead using local honey.
Mead, which is made by fermenting honey, is an alcoholic drink that dates back thousands of years. Many Americans have only heard – or perhaps read – about mead, but its popularity is growing, according to statistics compiled by the American Mead Makers Association showing 84% growth in U.S. mead sales from 2012 to 2014. Nonetheless, Griffin Meadery co-partners Felix Ho and Bruce Leslie say that education continues to be a key part of their strategy.
“We talk to people all the time who may have heard about mead but have no idea what it is,” Leslie said. “It’s great to share with them not only what mead is, but to let them experience some of the many varieties and flavors for themselves. With the tasting room, we hope to share even more.”
The tasting room is currently open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Additional information about the meadery can be found at www.griffinmeadery.com