Heidrun Meadery
Heidrun Meadery
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Heidrun Meadery produces brut dry, naturally sparkling, single-varietal mead (wine made from fermented honey) using the traditional French Methode Champenoise. Along with world-class meadmaking, we have a beekeeping operation and a bee forage cultivation program. Our tasting room is open 7 days a week. You are welcome to drop in for a tasting ($20-$25), or reserve a spot on one of our Tours that are offered on the weekends ($25). Enjoy a glass or bottle of mead on our patio with a picnic. Come visit a place like no other!
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callucan
Roseville, CA98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
Literally...The only wines in the world made from various honeys in the Methode Champenoise. Do look up the story of this unique endeavor & its entrepreneurial geologist founder. I am sure we will return in late Spring, when the flowers are blooming & the hives are buzzing. But even in the cool sleep of November, the grounds are peaceful & lovely. And there are 2 very clean bathroims! During this pandemic, the many picnic tables (in the sunshine & in an arbor of trees) made it possible for the few couples present to have their own.
Christine, our server, gave us plenty of time to savor each of 4 pours & was very informative about each type of blossom bees sourced & taste profile.
There is also a printed sheet of info you keep. Tastings cost $20, but that fee is waived when you purchase 3 bottles. The prices of this delectable (not sweet!) bubbly average $25-35, +. No tours now, not just because of season but due to covid restrictions.
There is a barn like gift shop w/jars of raw honey & beautiful beeswax candles as well. What would really be great for them to do would be a guide as to what type of foods to serve with these very distinctive meads. They are good for sipping, & not the heavy, cloying mead of Ren Faires & medieval times, but with so many notes to savor a food guide would make the experience even better.
Written 16 November 2020
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NJerseyTravelers
New Jersey81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Friends
Laid back atmosphere perfect for relaxing with friends. The tasting sampler allows you to enjoy 4 of their meads, with an option to also purchase by the bottle or glass. Guests are permitted to bring in food. Staff is very chill & knowledgeable and we felt comfortable taking our time enjoying our mead & snacks. An on-site shop has an assortment of mead, honey and other local products for sale. Perfect weekend outing!
Written 20 September 2021
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Trek51450851153
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
This place is amazing, especially if you don't like the hustle and bustle of larger wineries in Napa and Sonoma. I am a regular here, and usually stop by once or twice a week after a hike to pick up some wine and/or have a tasting. I've come solo and with friends, on weekdays and weekends. The staff are all incredibly nice and informative, and the wine is amazing. There is no hangover either. I have never had a bad experience here. I'm not really sure what the reviewer below mine was talking about. But, if your dog is loud and making a scene, then perhaps you should remove it. I myself am not a fan of dogs and would have been highly upset as a regular customer had a loud dog been inside of the winery barking. I go to this winery in part because it is so peaceful, and away from the hustle and bustle of Sonoma/Napa. I would highly recommend visiting here!
Written 6 December 2023
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Leila C
Fremont, CA62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Our group of 8 celebrated my Mom’s birthday at Heidrun Meadery. It was our first visit there. The staff made it extra special by reserving an indoor table for us (it was a rainy day), and even had a little vase with flowers for my Mom! We really appreciated the personal touch!

We have been to many wineries and done many wine tastings, but we were not familiar with meads. There are different types of flights to try, and we enjoyed the “essential” and “world” flights. The staff is very helpful in explaining the different flights and types of honeys used to make the meads. This was a fun adventure, and a more intimate and rural setting than what you experience at larger wineries in Sonoma and Napa.

There is a main tasting room, which is quite airy, and has views of the outside grounds, which also have picnic tables to use when the weather is good. The scenery is beautiful and green right now, from the rain.

Heidrun is around a few minutes drive from downtown Pt. Reyes Station, where you can easily pick up some lunch and other food from the shops there. For this occasion, we packed a whole picnic lunch from home, which went really well with the mead flights we purchased.

We’d love to come back and go on a tour when flowers have bloomed in the Spring.
Written 6 March 2024
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canadianamigos
Toronto, Canada172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Stopped in on a drive by. What a find!

Champagne method for mead production - absolutely delicious. Bubbly mead. Loved it.

The tasting is perfect. Enjoy the gardens and wild flowers. And grab 3 bottles to go (and the tasting is then free)!

So happy I found this place!
Written 25 June 2019
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Sinistrality
San Francisco, CA56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
The folks at Heidrun Meadery have created a unique experience that goes well with any visit to Sonoma or Marin Counties, and points West. Have visited a few times now, and the sparkling mead gets better with each trip! Definitely stop by if you’re anywhere near Pt. Reyes Station! Today we enjoyed a pig roast!!
Written 14 October 2018
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rjhenry
Bay City, MI77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
I highly recommend this place to mead lovers. If you're not sure but are a sparkling wine/champagne lover or fan of any brewing arts, you're probably going to like this place as well. What makes Heidrun so special beyond their meads are stunningly delishicious is how they focus on the honey. Every mead variety is brewed the same (champagne practices, same yeast, same water, etc) with the only variation being the honey used. This is a really unique opportunity to directly experience just how much variation in flavor honey can have. With the light body and bubbles to help enhance, it really brings out nuances that might otherwise be otherwise overlooked. Their flight tasting is the perfect way to try them all side by side.
Written 15 February 2017
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Marla H
Sunnyvale, CA7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
This is a really cute property and an easy stop if you're headed into or out of Point Reyes Station. The mead is a unique formulation. If you are a traditional mead drinker, open your mind a little bit as "a little bit" is the only room Heidrun needs to kick down the door the rest of the way and make you happy that it did. Water, honey, and champagne yeast makes for a not-overly sweet bubbly mead that really does drink like a champagne or prosecco. The staff is super friendly. Tastings are reasonably priced. The grounds themselves are like a giant garden catering to bees and hummingbirds. If you are able to go on an event weekend, do. We were there for the holiday release event which included a local oyster vendor, an open fire in the outdoor firepit, and s'mores. Simple, but really well done.
Written 13 December 2016
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Tim R
Charlotte, NC1,012 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Solo
You know pretty quickly upon arrival that this is something different. Following the tasting directional sign, there is a sign instructing you to ring a dinner bell, mounted on a pole to alert the staff of your arrival. Doing as instructed, my server and mead guide joined me in the greenhouse. Yes, greenhouse. The tasting experience starts not in a traditional tasting room, but rather at a wooden bar set-up in the corner of a active greenhouse. Behind the bar was a line of old, rusted, garden rakes mounted and used as hangers for the Champagne flutes.

I have only tasted mead (honey wine) on one previous occasion. Heidrun meads were completely different. All of the meads are made as sparkling wines (méthode Champenoise). Not only that, but they were dry to semi-sweet and not sweet as the previous meads I had tasted. The server was friendly and very knowledgeable about the mead making process and the sources of the various honeys used by Heidrun. I learned that the significant difference in flavor is based strictly on the origin of the honey. My favorite was a dry variety made from hives in Oregon, pollinating radish blossoms. My only regret is not having purchased a case; as I found-out too late that they do not currently ship to my state.

A different, fun and enjoyable tasting experience. Highly recommend!
Written 3 October 2015
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MA-family-of-three
Massachusetts141 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
A longtime mead (honey wine) lover, I was delighted to learn about this meadery in the same town where we were staying on vacation. Heidrun uses champagne methods to produce sparkling versions that are lighter and brighter than the usual product found in the U.S. If you're not used to the sparkling version, it takes some getting used to, but it is delightful and allows you to taste the differences between the kinds of honey used. The tasting flight is a great value and allows you to taste five different varieties Heidrun produces from honey they procure from near and far flung sources. If you're lucky, they'll also have some of the product made from the honey they've started to produce on sight (my personal favorite). The tour costs $5 more per person, and while brief, it is well worth it if you're interested in seeing their production area and in learning about the bottling process. The property is a former dairy farm and has been converted to a delightful location for a visit.
Written 11 November 2014
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