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Starrlight Mead

Address: 480 Hillsboro Street, Suite 1000, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Phone Number: 919-533-6314
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Pittsboro
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Owner description: When you think of Mead, the heart of central North Carolina is probably not the first thing that comes to mind! You probably think of Renaissance Fairs, Vikings and old English castles. We hope to change that! Starrlight Mead, located in Pittsboro at the Chatham Mill, is North Carolina’s newest honey winery. Using local NC honey, and lots of love, we are crafting award winning honey wine to surprise and delight you.We do Mead Tasting any time that we are open. Tasting of our available meads is $5.00, and you get to keep the glass! Stop by for a bottle of mead (honey wine), a tour of the facility and a friendly welcome. If you have not tried mead before – just ask, we will be glad to share our love of this extraordinary beverage with you!
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Oakton, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had such a fabulous time! Enjoyed some wonderful mead - my favorites were the blackberry and Nordic - and the tour was fun and informative. Our gracious hosts greeted us with a smile and made us feel at home. We will definitely visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

If you are in the Raleigh/Durham area, it is worth the short tip to Pittsboro, NC to sample and buy some of the wonderful mead at the Starrlight Mead. Mead, as one of the ladies told me, becomes popular every 2000 years and thank goodness we are here this time. I am by no means an expert in wine and... More

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Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Although the history of mead goes back to the ancient time, I am relatively new to this wonderful honey wine concept. I accidentally found Starrlight Mead which is about 25 min from where I live. The owner and the store people are very friendly, and if you visit there, they will explain to you what mead is about, how it... More

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Cary, NC, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is an (almost) hidden gem along the back end of the Chatham Mills buildings. Not only are the different meads a delight, but the owners are incredibly sweet themselves. They are also creative in the different blends they experiment with throughout the year. You can't find another experience like this in the state as far as I know. The... More

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Dunn, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We went last weekend for a tasting ($6 for up to 8 meads that you select from a list of about 14 or so). You have to drive around the back of the former Chatham Mills building (off 15-501, on the left if you are heading toward the circle in Pittsboro). Very neat and clean venue. Staff was so friendly... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Enjoyed this opening weekend and go back to replenish my mead as needed. Great success story and great atmosphere!

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Clayton nc
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Great visit, mead is tasty and the staff is friendly and knowledgable! A must to go see and enjoy! Can taste a large variety of flavors from mild to wild. Take friends and family you can share in the fun.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This was a very enjoyable sampling of multiple types of meads. There was a surprising variety of meads from semi-dry to sweet to multiple fruit, spice, and herb infused meads. The owners were delightful and you could tell they loved their work and their product. The price was very reasonable, $6.00 for 8 tastings which included your glass. There was... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I went to Starrlight Mead with my fiancé, my roommate and her boyfriend. While looking for places to wine taste near Raleigh, I stumbled upon the Starrlight Mead website and we chose to go there on a double date and I am SO glad that we did. I love wine tasting and did not know what mead wine was. The... More

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

My boyfriend and I visited Starrlight on a whim and enjoyed ourselves immensely. The staff was friendly, and very knowledegable. They ensured that we knew a great deal about each item we were tasting, and didn't pressure us to purchase anything. The tour we went on was short since it's such a small operation, but it was great getting insight... More

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