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Melovino Meadery - Producing magnificently divine honey wine. We need your help bringing our honey wines to market.
Melovino Meadery - Producing magnificently divine honey wine. We need your help bringing our honey wines to market.
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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:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/dining/mead-enjoys-a-renaissance.html?pagewanted=all

http://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewbender/2011/10/24/top-10-food-trends/

http://www.npr.org/2011/05/01/135818740/medieval-no-more-mead-enjoys-a-renaissance

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.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Infinite gratitude, a sweet "Melovino Supporter" sticker, and a mention of your generosity to all of our followers on Twitter & Facebook.

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    Infinite gratitude, a sweet "Melovino Supporter" sticker personally signed by the mead maker himself, and a mention of your generosity to all of our followers on Twitter & Facebook.

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    SPECIAL REWARD for our out-of-state supporters, a full interactive VIRTUAL TOUR of our meadery over Skype !! + a sweet "Melovino Supporter" sticker personally signed by the mead maker himself, and a mention of your generosity to all of our followers on Twitter & Facebook.

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    A sweet "Melovino Supporter" sticker + a free personal tour of the meadery for you and a guest, and a mention of your generosity to all of our followers on Twitter & Facebook.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Melovino Meadery wine glass, a free personal tour of the meadery for you and a guest, and a mention of your generosity to all of our followers on Twitter & Facebook.

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    Pledge $55 or more About $55

    Two Melovino Meadery wine glasses and a mention of your generosity to all of our followers on Twitter & Facebook.

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    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    Melovino Meadery t-shirt, a sweet "Melovino Supporter" sticker, and a mention of your generosity to all of our followers on Twitter & Facebook.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Melovino Meadery t-shirt, a free personal tour of the meadery for you and a guest, and a mention of your generosity to all of our followers on Twitter & Facebook.

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    Pledge $85 or more About $85

    Our official Melovino Meadery Dickies Work Shirt, a sweet "Melovino Supporter" sticker, and a mention of your generosity to all of our followers on Twitter & Facebook.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Melovino Meadery wine glass & t-shirt + a free personal tour of our meadery for you and a guest, and a mention of your generosity to all of our followers on Twitter & Facebook.

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Melovino Meadery wine glass, t-shirt, and your name added to our MVP (MeloVino Pledgers) founder's plaque which will hang prominently in the tasting room of our meadery. Also includes a free DELUXE personal tour of our meadery for you and a guest.

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    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    All of the above + an invitation for you and a guest to the release party for our first annual barrel-aged mead project. This annual party will occur every year as our anniversary party which you will receive advanced notice of and prioritized invitations to.

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    All of the above + your own individual MVP (MeloVino Pledger) Founder's plaque which will be hung in our tasting room during a special ceremony at the launch party

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    All of the above + the VERY PRESTIGIOUS reward of your own rack space in our reserve aging room found behind a secret door in our meadery! Aging room is fitted with a long tasting table where customers with a reserve collection at the meadery will be allowed to schedule private tastings to enjoy a bottle of their aged mead with friends and family. Cheese and meat platter would also be included during these visits.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    All of the above + an invitation to the Melovino Meadery launch party where you will be a VIP. What does this mean?

    1) Your name on a banner at the event
    2) A toast in your honor
    3) Formal presentation of a special Melovino wine glass
    4) Formal presentation of your own individual MVP (MeloVino Pledger) Founder's plaque which will be hung in our tasting room during a special ceremony at the launch party

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    All of the above + you will be invited to consult with us on the development of a new mead recipe that will be tailored to your personal taste. You will also assist in the naming of the recipe as well as have your name included on the bottle label!

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Funding period

- (36 days)