Melo Lion Meadery

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Commercial Meadery Category: Commercial MeaderiesCommercial Meadery Tags: melo lion meadery, virgina meadery, virginia, virginia meaderies, york county, and yorktown

  • Our honey wines are crafted in Yorktown, Virginia from pure, naturally-sourced ingredients, resulting in a share-worthy and sophisticated beverage.


    We’re reintroducing mead as a modern drink to give adults in Coastal Virginia—and across the US—an opportunity to savor life’s golden moments. Don’t you deserve a chance to slow down, mellow-out and enjoy the ride?


    The man behind the Melo Lion Meadery is beekeeper, business-builder, craftsman, and long-time local, Zeb Johnston.


    Zeb’s first business, Zeb’s Bees was founded in 2010 and grew to a workforce of over one-million employees – or more accurately, honeybees – producing wildflower honey for customers in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Our meadery began with Zeb’s Bees, and we’re keeping our promise to produce delicious products that are all-natural and responsibly-sourced.


    Zeb’s lesser-known passion is the music of a certain 70’s era jam band, which explains our company name. Melo Lion was inspired by a song reciting Samson’s legendary fight with a lion—a story that is as old as mead itself. Samson and Delilah (our two 265 gallon, stainless-steel fermentation tanks) help us give our mead its sting.

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