Mead in P.E.I.: Island farm producing fermented honey beverage
Island Honey Wine Co. started in July
By Malcolm Campbell, CBC News
Charles Lipnicki had been looking for an escape from the daily grind of his job as a salesman.
He and his wife Laura were looking to buy a farm in Ontario when they found themselves vacationing on the Island.
Laura brought what in hindsight seemed so obvious.
“She said ‘You know Charles I really envy the people that live in Prince Edward Island … they’re never more than 20 minutes from the ocean, they have these fertile rolling fields, wonderful farmland … it’s a beautiful place to live, the people are so warm … I would love to be one of those people,'” recalled Lipnicki.
“And I couldn’t have agreed more.”
“We were so impressed.”
‘Never had anything like it’
The couple now runs a certified organic farm in Wheatley River, P.E.I., about 15 minutes from the Charlottetown airport — and has been for five years.
This July they started the Island Honey Wine Co. a venture that specializes in making mead, a lesser known wine-type drink that is made with fermented honey.
Meadery Profile: Island Honey Wine Company