I stopped by with my brother and parents mid-week. My brother and I are both over 21, FYI (Trip Advisor doesn't have a "Family - adults" option for the type of visit). We had no problems finding Redstone since we followed the directions on their website. We were the only ones there for the 3pm tour so we sampled 3 drinks before the tour and the other 5 (I think) after the tour. We also purchased samples of the two reserves that were available.
My family members all have very different tastes and we were all able to find a few that we enjoyed. I particularly enjoyed the Boysenberry Nectar and Nectar of the Hops. Mom and Dad enjoyed the Sunshine Nectar, and Brother enjoyed everything! Although new (only 8 days in), our tour guide Hunter was able to offer suggestions as to which drinks paired well with what foods.
I had learned a bit about mead before when living in England, but this (roughly 30 minute) tour was a nice little refresher. Hunter did a great job, especially considering how new he was, and could answer almost all of our questions. Jessica also shadowed the tour and filled in any gaps, if necessary, but that was seldom required. We saw everything from how the mead is produced, bottled, labeled, etc. and it really makes you appreciate the efforts of smaller businesses; everything is a labor of love.
Everything at Redstone is very reasonably priced from the mead - usually around 15 bucks per bottle - to the merchandise - a nice goblet with a logo on it for 6 dollars, or posters for a dollar. Our only regret was that we couldn't take some mead with us in our carry on luggage. Guess we'll have to find it here on the east coast and fortunately, Redstone Meadery provides the numbers of distributors in each state, or you can order online.
I'd definitely recommend a visit to Redstone Meadery for anyone (21 and older, that is). The 'drinkers' and 'non-drinkers' in our family all enjoyed it! Thanks Hunter and Jessica! We had a great time!
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