Point Reyes is known for its breathtaking coastline, beautiful parks, and overall stunning scenery. While Point Reyes is a great destination for some nature walks and hikes, we recommend you add a charming meadery to your itinerary.
Located in Point Reyes Station, Heidrun Meadery makes crips honey wine, known as Mead, complete with a charming garden and grounds perfect for leisurely sipping. Just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, Heidrun is a quick escape from the city that offers a unique alternative to typical wine tastings in Napa or Sonoma.
The Meadery is hosting its annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 10, from 11 am to 3 pm. The festive event invites guests to sip on the bubbly honey wine, enjoy complimentary soups, and listen to live music. You can also pick up some unique holiday gifts from their shop while you enjoy the charming evening. Heidrun recommends making a reservation for the event if you plan on bringing a party of 6 or more people.
Heidrun started small. In the mid-1990s, Gordon Hull, a geologist, started experimenting with creating sparkling honey wines. The operation was run solely by Hull for the first 15 years until he moved his brewing north to a former dairy farm in Point Reyes Station, where it remains today. The meadery now boasts commercial beekeeping, producing their own honey on site. Curious visitors can even sign up to get a taste of the beekeeping life with Heidrum’s Beekeeping Experience.
You can taste various sparkling honey wines and purchase a bottle (or bottles) of your favorite—the prices of a bottle range from $25 to $110, with various types. Oregon White Clover Blossom, Orange Blossom, and Pumpkin Blossom are just a few variations available of the bubbly wine. Plus, you can buy their handcrafted honey or take a tour of the meadery.