Licence No. 24008153
taste the romance of the past
Meads are perfect with a cheese platter. They make a great after dinner drink, and the sweeter meads, lightly chilled, are delicious with dessert (If you’re a foodie or mixologist, try mead as the mystery ingredient in your next masterpiece!). For a traditional mead experience, you’ve got to try a mulled mead – add a few of your favourite spices (cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves or ginger work well) to your mead and warm (mull) it gently. Pour into a warmed glass or traditional pottery mead beaker. Add some candlelight or firelight, some great company (or a good book or movie!), and relax!
The dry mead was utterly fascinating but the traditional mead was my favourite especially the mulled mead. Very special. Jan Diamond
…thanks for a great bottle of Mead Sue Buchan
…My parents bought a bottle recently while on holidays and i wish they bought a carton!! Highly recommend if you’re down that way!! Marissa Hudson
HOW TO ORDER: We currently offer 3 purchasing options.
- PREPAID CALL & COLLECT: Please call ahead to place order and arrange contactless collection from winery.
- ONLINE MAIL ORDER from this website: For smaller orders (1-3 bottles). We’ll ship to you via Australia Post.
- ONLINE BULK MAIL ORDER: For economical shipping of larger orders (e.g up to 2 dozen bottles), please visit our other online store at Australia Post’s Farmhouse site.
But first, THE FINE PRINT. Buying Alcohol Online: There’s a few things we need to do to comply with NSW liquor laws. Please note that it is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. So, with your first purchase from us, we need your name and birth-date before we can ship your order. When ordering, PLEASE remember to email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call us (03 5489 3249) with this information!
PREPAID CALL & COLLECT: Please call ahead (03 5489 3249) with your credit card details to place your order and arrange a time for contactless collection. Your purchase will be available to pick up from the table on the winery verandah
(Please note it is against the law to supply liquor to minors, so your order MUST BE collected by an adult aged 18 or over and an ID check may necessary. We are also required to record your name and contact details to enable the government to carry out COVID-19 contact tracing if necessary. ).
‘Call + Collect’ Pricelist:
- White Mallee Mead, 750 ml: $28.00
- ‘Erik the Red’ Fortified Mead, 375ml: $22.00
- ‘Bluey’ Red, 750ml, $28.00
- Shiraz, 750ml, $25.00
- Barbera, 750ml, $28.00
- Beehive Cup or Thumbprint Mead Beakers: $28.00 ea.
- Takeaway Tea or Plunger Coffee: $3.50 ea.
ONLINE ORDERS (for delivery by Australia Post). Please order from list below. Note: these prices include postage for 1 or 2 bottles. For discount shipping on larger orders, we suggest ordering from our other online store on Australia Post’s site: https://www.farmhousedirect.com.au/theoldschoolwinery
White Mallee Mead 750ml
This delicious semi-sweet mead is made with honey from the famed Mallee trees of north-western Victoria. It has subtle citrus/pineapple flavours, underpinned by subtle woody vanilla notes. It's a really versatile mead, equally delicious lightly chilled with a meal or a cheese platter, or warmed with spices as a mulled mead. Its delicate honeyed charms satisfy most mead enthusiasts, as well as those just venturing into the world of honey wine. Enjoy lightly chilled, or, for a special treat, serve as a mulled mead (warmed with added spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves). Included: free mulling recipe and instructions. Made from honey. 11.8 % Alc/Vol. Approx. 7 standard drinks. Preservative (220) added. Product of Australia. SINGLE BOTTLE: $28.00 + $18.50 postage.
‘Erik the Red’ Fortified Mead 375ml
Our grape and honey wines are a great introduction to mead for the red wine enthusiast. Explore the exciting combination of red wine grapes and fragrant honey in this robust fortified, named after the legendary Viking adventurer and explorer Erik (or Eirik) the Red who, according to ancient sagas, discovered and named Greenland in 982 AD. Made from honey, grapes and grape spirits. Contains preservative (220). 19% alcohol/volume. Approximately 5.6 standard drinks. SINGLE BOTTLE $22.00 +$18.50 postage.
‘Bluey’ Red 750ml
Most people have known a redhead nicknamed Bluey at one time or another. Our 'bluey' (named in memory of our old blue heeler dog) is a slightly sweet, yet robust red, made from a blend of cabernet and shiraz grapes and honey. Distinctive, full of character and easy to drink, ‘bluey’ is one of our most popular reds. 13.7% alc/vol. Approx. 8.1 standard drinks. Made from grapes and honey. Preservative (220) added. SINGLE BOTTLE $28.00 + 18.50 postage
Bluey and Erik ‘Red Mead’ Pack
One bottle each of our popular grape and honey wines. Great gift idea/excuse for a treat. (One to give and one to keep!)
A lighter style shiraz with delicate spice notes. 13.1% alc/vol. Approx. 7.75 standard drinks. Preservative (220) added. Product of Australia. SINGLE BOTTLE: $25.00 + $18.50 postage.
Barbera is an ancient Northern Italian red grape variety, now gaining popularity in Australia. Our 2012 Barbera is a dry, lightly oaked wine with intense fruit flavours, including ripe cherries and orange peel, enriched by a hint of dark chocolate. 14.8% alc/vol. Approx. 8.75 standard drinks. Made from grapes. Preservative (220) added. SINGLE BOTTLE: $28.00 + $18.50 postage.
Handmade in our Womboota, NSW studio by third generation potter, Kate, this honey-coloured cup is made from durable high-fired stoneware clay. It’s decorated with a delicate freehand drawing of traditional bee skep hives. Perfect for your mead - or your daily coffee! Size: approx. 80 x 95mm, holds at least 250ml. Please note: each cup is handcrafted and unique so your cup may differ slightly from the cup shown in the photograph. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING
Mead Beaker, mediaeval style thumbprint design
Our stoneware mead and wine beakers are handcrafted in our pottery studio in Womboota NSW, by third generation potter, Kate. The beakers have a traditional mediaeval style “thumbprint” base and a gorgeous iridescent blue-green glaze, reminiscent of the sumptuous jewelled ware of royal palaces. Adds a little extra magic to your mead experience! Size: variable, around 70mm x 80mm Colour: blends of blue/green/purple. Please note: Each beaker is handcrafted and completely unique so though this photo gives a good general idea of the beakers’ appearance, your beaker may differ somewhat in size, shape and colour from those shown in the photograph. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING
EVEN MORE TEMPTED???
For economical shipping of larger orders (e.g. 3 or more bottles) we suggest visiting our online ‘market stall’ at Australia Post’s Farmhouse website (it’s an online ‘farmers’ market’ where you can order produce directly from the farmer or maker). You’ll find us at: https://www.farmhousedirect.com.au/theoldschoolwinery.