Honey Wines

All Varietals:

 375ml $12.00 +taxes

 750ml $20.00 +taxes

Mead

Mead is an ancient “honey wine”, thought by many to have been the first alcoholic beverage made by man. Mead, the drink of the so-called “Age of Gold” in Greece, originated on the island of Crete and was known for its mystical properties. Referenced by the great philosopher Aristotle, mead was often produced by monks in Northern Europe, where grapes were scarce. At Campbell’s Gold we are pleased to offer this delightful wine along with other honey wine variations including Melomel, Pyment and Metheglin.

Mead is normally available in dry and sweet varieties.

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 Mead Labels 

(2) Mistral Mead 2012 Mistral Mead (Dry) The mistral mead is a lighter colour than its sweeter counterpart giving it a much cooler looking appearance. This mead, though dry, is nonetheless an enjoyment to drink perhaps with dinner or on a warm summer night. And though this wine is less reminiscent in sweetness to the honey it was created with, the flavour of honey is still present within the wine.
 (2) Merry Mead 2012 Merry Mead (Sweet) The golden colour and delicate floral overtones of the mead is reminiscent of the sweet, clear honey from which it originates. The honey base of mead creates an expectation of sweetness and this wine does not disappoint. Rich and full bodied, this is the perfect dessert wine. the honey’s complex residual sugars mask the alcohol, and the acidity is balanced by the sweetness of the honey, presenting a smooth finish.

Melomel

Melomel is a combination of Mead (honey wine), and fruit or berries. Today, as the “local-eating” movement gains converts among consumers concerned about the orgins of their produce and beverages, and hoping to limit the effects of green-house gasses by eating and drinking “close to home”, Campbell’s Gold is pleased to be producing Melomel locally at their Abbotsford location.

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(2) Blueberry 2010 Blueberry (Dry)The clear deep amber colour of this wine denotes the influence of the honey.  Subtle floral scents lead to a honeyed palate with  ripe fruity undertones.  Although this is a dry wine, the dryness is tempered by the residual textures of the honey and it tastes off dry. The honey residuals also mask the (10%) alcohol content and the underlying acidity of the wine.
(3) Black Beauty 2011 Black Beauty – (Black Current Melomel, Semi-Sweet) the clear deep colour of this wine denotes the deep hues of the black currants. Crisp floral aromas lead to a palate of ripe fruity flavours with honey undertones. The tartness of the black currants is tempered by the residual textures and sweetness of the honey.
(2) Black Currant 2011 Black Currant Melomel (Dry) The tartness of the black currants lead to an anticipation of dryness. The dryness is tempered by the residual textures of the honey. The honey residuals also mask the a;cohol content and the underlying acidity of the wine.
(2) Crabapple 2013 Crabapple (Sweet) The tartness of the crabapple blended with the sweet honey create a delightful fresh melomel.
(2) Crofter's Choice 2012 Crofters Choice – (Cranberry Melomel, Semi-Sweet) The concept of crofting is about a social form of land management and small-scale food production which is characterized by its common working communities. Most Crofters find it impractical to sustain themselves solely on agriculture alone and must pursue other activities to earn their livelihood. This popular cranberry melomel is dedicated to the crofters.
 (2) Elderberry 2013 Elderberry Melomel (Dry) The deep purple red hue of this wine is derived from the blend of the golden honey and the rich purple- reds of the almost black elderberries.  There is a unique aroma blending the ancient elderberry flavours and honey.  The honey masks the alcohol content and the underlying acidity of the wine.
(2) Raspberry 2013 Raspberry Melomel (Sweet) The beautiful deep red of this wine is reminiscent of the beautiful red raspberries from which this wine originated and the sweet taste taken from the honey adds to the wine’s delightful taste
(2) Rhapsody 2011 Rhapsody – (Raspberry Melomel, Dry) The clear rich ruby colour of this wine denotes the blend of the golden hues of honey with the rich reds of the raspberries. Pronounced floral aromas lead to a palate of ripe fruit flavours with honey undertones. The honey residuals also mask the relatively light high alcohol content and the underlying acidity of the wine.
(3) Red currant 2013 Red Currant (Dry) The clear pale orange colour of this wine denotes the blend of the golden hues of honey with the rich reds of the currants.  Clear, red floral scents lead to a palate of ripe fruit flavours with honey undertones.  This is a dry wine and its residual honey gives a fullness of body and the suggestion that it is sweeter than it actually is. The residual honey also masks the alcohol content and underlying acidity of the wine.
(2) Sambucus Flower 2012 Sambucus Flower Melomel (Sweet) The delicate white flowers that bloom and give rise to the Elderberry are at the heart of our Sambucus Melomel. Sambucus has a delightful hint of liquorice and a unique vegetable aroma.
(2) White Currant

2013 White Currant Melomel (Sweet) The clear rich golden colour of this wine derives from the blend of the golden hues of honey with the pale whites of the currants.  Clear, floral scents with a hint of smokiness leads to a full bodied palate of ripe fruit flavours with honey undertones.  The honey residuals also mask the alcohol content (10%) and the underlying acidity of the wine.

(2) Poet's Passion

Pyment

Pyment is a combination of Mead (honey wine), and grapes. Our Poet’s Passion Pyment is a traditional Mead made with the addition of our Riesling grapes. Subtle aromas of honey and the grape mingle to create a full bodied and fruity wine.

 Metheglin

Metheglin

Metheglin is a spiced honey wine. The Metheglin wine is our very own blend – perfect for a special occasion where one wants a truly unique and refreshing beverage.  Our Metheglin is normally released for Christmas.

Wine Tastings

Honey wine tastings are 6 days per week during our open hours, to those 19 years and older. Proof of age may be required and if so requires two pieces of identification.

Read more about Mead at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mead

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