By Paul Vigna
The Patriot News
More and more, regional wineries are turning toward non-grape alternatives as a supplement to their business. Some are beginning to make beer, others cider. Add mead to that mix, albeit on a smaller scale.
Joshua Towber, sales manager at Galer Estate Winery in Chester County’s Kennett Square, Pa., said Saturday afternoon the winery is planning to release the mead on May 1. Co-owner Lele Galer designed the label, which you can see in the photo above.
He added: “We release a new wine the First Friday of each month and the mead is next up. It will officially be released [that Friday] and paired with meats and cheeses from the Country Butcher in Kennett Square. It will be $25 a bottle regularly, but discounted 15% the evening of its release during the food pairing. We made a very small lot of the mead, roughly 10 cases and 5 kegs [kegs which will be designated out to local restaurants and our tasting room]. Adam Junkins of Sovana Bistro has already picked up a few bottles for a cocktail he will be making in celebration of the warmer weather.”
Profile: Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery