What is Melovino Meadery?
Melovino is a winery producing honey wine, also known as mead. We are also the first official meadery in the state of New Jersey!
Our divine honey wine has been making quite the impact in the lives of many. From wine connoisseurs to craft beer enthusiasts, this "new" category of craft beverage has become all the buzz ;)
What is mead?
Mead is a wine made with honey, instead of grapes or grape juice.
One of the biggest misconceptions about mead is that it is sweet. Not necessarily!
Just think of grape juice. Grape juice is very sweet, but it's fermented form (grape wine) is not. The same applies with honey and mead.
Meads can vary in sweetness ranging from dry, semi-sweet, to sweet. Flavors can vary even further with the addition of fruits, juices, and spices. Also, just as with grape wine, mead can vary in flavor and aroma quite a bit depending on the varietal of honey used.
Mead actually predates both beer and traditional grape wine, dating back to even earlier than 5000 B.C.
Today mead is making a comeback.
Mead is experiencing a renaissance here in the US. The rise of mead popularity has been covered by the New York Times, Forbes and NPR.
Check out the following if you want to learn more:
What makes Melovino Mead different from other meads?
All of our meads are made of only natural ingredients, without the use of any sulfites or preservatives, are gluten free and ideally suitable for pairing with food or simply enjoyed by the glass.
Since most other meads in the market are very sweet, there is a lack of meads more closely compared to traditional grape wine. So we focus on offering a nice selection of dry to semi-sweet meads that traditional (grape) wine enthusiasts could appreciate, as well others.
We have a style of mead for everyone with our range of uniquely crafted honey wines, such as our dry and refreshing strawberry mead (Solo Fragola), our pinot-noir-like mixed berry mead (Berry Chic), and our sweet and slightly spicy Dolce Chipotle dessert mead that will surprise your senses with delight!
If you are a food and beverage connoisseur, you will marvel over your exploration of this new avenue in food and drink pairings.
What will the funding go toward?
These Kickstarter funds will go towards bringing Melovino meads to market. This includes aiding in the purchase of all of the honey, yeast, fruits, and other ingredients that will go into making our first commercial batches. Funds will also go towards the cost of bottles, corks, labels, and cleansers. You'd be surprised how these things all add up fast!
We have the location and the drive, but your support in helping us get started will be critical to get MeloVino mead on the market successfully.
My family and I have invested a lot of private capital and taken on considerable debt to get this meadery off the ground and we are very close! With just a little help from you, we will have mead on the shelves of your favorite local store and available for direct purchase at the meadery or on our website before you know it.
What’s in it for contributors?
You’ll get the cool rewards outlined to the right.
You’ll get the satisfaction of being an elite member of a community of people who helped make this creative enterprise happen.
You’ll be supporting a small family run business that will be a responsible member of the community and employ people locally.
You'll be supporting local agriculture and helping to keep bee colonies alive (more important than you may think) and local farmers thriving.
How can I help?
Participate by selecting your reward from the list on the right.
Spread the word to others you know who might be interested. If we don't reach our entire financial goal by our project's deadline, we will receive none of the funds raised thus far. Use email, Facebook, Twitter, or good ol' word of mouth to help us spread the word. It goes a long way these days, and we appreciate it.
Risks and challenges
Everything has been carefully planned out to ensure this venture is a successful one. All of the components are in line to get this meadery off the ground from the warehouse space already secured, insurance, and materials sourced.
Melovino Meadery is the real thing. We have all of our ducks in a row, all we need is a bit of help from you to help us make it all happen as smoothly as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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