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Address: 480 Hillsboro Street, Suite 1000, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Phone Number: +1 919-533-6314
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Description: When you think of Mead, the heart of central North Carolina is probably...
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 8 of our available meads is $6.00, 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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So this is why people drank mead!

Four of us arrived for the mead tasting and tour. One of us is wheelchair-bound. No problem! The tour is adjacent to the tasting room and is a one stop tour. It's a small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Four of us arrived for the mead tasting and tour. One of us is wheelchair-bound. No problem! The tour is adjacent to the tasting room and is a one stop tour. It's a small establishment and that is to be expected. Everything can be explained in one room. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and funny. After the tour we... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I had no idea what a mead product was before stepping foot into Starrlight. This producer uses raw honey to produce an alcoholic beverage like a wine. But it has a very different taste. Interesting that it is not very sweet. Their sweet is like a mild muscadine wine. We went with another couple using a Living Social. Our server... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Starrlight Meadery is what America is all about. A dream turned into reality. The people are knowledgeable and friendly, the meadery is clean, cute and smells great, and the mead is outstanding! We've brewed our own mead and love it. We've been to Starrlight three times. It's over a 3.25 hour drive and we make it gladly. Just can't say... More 

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My mother and I love visiting vineyards/wineries so we headed to Starrlight Mead for something different. We did a tasting, enjoyed a glass of our favorite picks, then had a tour. This was our first mead experience so I don't really feel qualified to judge the wine other than saying we enjoyed the traditional meads and several of the fruit... More 

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Oakton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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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N.C.
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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 reviews 5 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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