Commercial Meadery Category: Commercial Meaderies
Welcome to Millstone Cellars. My father, Curt and I (Kyle) cultivated MillStone with the vision of creating intriguing ciders and meads using the best local ingredients.
“I was inspired by the creativity Ciders and Meads offer, we experiment with a wide variety of ingredients crafting unique flavors and tastes to explore” -Curt
We have spent the last decade, experimenting and refining hard cider and mead making techniques using Old World methods. Our winery operates out of the refurbished Monkton Mill, an old, circa 1840’s grist mill, which is a perfect example of our approach to business and life. Recreate, explore and rediscover.
“Half the fun of what we do is tracking down passionate local farmers who have really wild cider apple varietals and interesting floral sources for their honey.”- Kyle
By working closely with the farmers we ensure the highest levels of quality and freshness for our ingredients. Our ciders and meads specialize in what our region grows best helping to support local agriculture and sustainability along the way. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or ideas you have for MillStone. We would love to hear from you!
Almost as old as civilization itself, meads are in its simplest form a honey wine, using honey as the primary source of fermentable sugar. Our meads are made from raw unheated honey, to retain all of the essential flavors and aromas. We craft our meads in in micro batches and oak barrel age them for6-24 months to allow our meads to mellow. Meads are a fermentologist’s paradise as they traditionally feature other ingredients fermented alongside the mead, from fresh pressed fruit juices, to spices,herbs, hops, and flowers.
Honey varietals have a wide array characteristics with each floral source providing its own unique taste’s and aroma’s. Some intriguing local varietals we currently use are Tulip Poplar, Blueberry, Black Locust and Wildflower. Discovering these high quality unadulterated honeys requires finding an apiarist(beekeeper) who is truly committed to his swarm.