For more than two decades, Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery has been a fixture in Chicago, creating wine and mead using locally produced ingredients. The meads produced at Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery are among the most sustainably produced beverages in the world. Each bottle we produce creates a ripple effect of positive change. Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery is also a source of education about wine and mead making. Please use our website as a resource for learning more about mead and how we produce it. With more than 30 years of winemaking experience, Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery is the first winery in Chicago and the only producer of mead on the Northern Illinois Wine Trail. Being a mead producer, at Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery we raise our own bees and collect our own honey. For each bottle of mead we produce, our bees pollinate some 2 million flowers. Those, in turn, produce 20 to 40 million seeds destined to become new flowers. The positive impact plants have on the environment is well known. Meanwhile at our location on Chicago's lakefront, we purify and use water from Lake Michigan to produce our wines. When you buy honey wine from us you've planted the seeds for millions of new flowers and re-invested in our local community.
Purely seasonal, purely dependent on good berry years, and purely delightful. This fun loving mead wine appears in late fall but immediately transports honey wine lovers back to the very best days of summer. The unique flavor of native Montana huckleberries and honey wine makes it easy to remember that perfect afternoon on a favorite stream of mountain trail. Best served slightly chilled.
Hidden Legend Pure Honey Mead is a tastefully contemporary version of man’s oldest mead wine. Crafted in the style of a semi-dry table wine, it captures the flavor of honey without being too sweet. Enjoy it by itself or as a complement to dishes like grilled fish, roast pork, and spicy Asian or Mexican. Made exclusively from pure Montana honey. This honey mead is best served at room temperature or slightly chilled. Hidden Legend Meadery’s Pure Honey Mead is a perfect balance of honey flavor, acidy, and a little bit of oak. This complex honey mead is made using age old wine making techniques substituting honey for grapes to make honey wine. The wildflower honey used to produce this mead wine is a distinct Montana wildflower honey that creates layers of flavor that lend themselves perfectly for food paring. That is what makes this mead wine a contemporary version of man’s oldest drink. These flavors are preserved in this raw honey by the careful care that is taken in handling this all natural honey. It has never been cooked and the cold fermentation process preserves the flavors of this delicate wildflower honey. This mead honey wine is finished ensuring the perfect honey flavor without being overly sweet. This honey mead will delight wine and mead wine drinkers alike.
On a whim, we blended honey wine with peach - magic happened. Turns out we created an exceptionally mellow mead wine, with an easy-to-enjoy, forward fruit taste. But perhaps it's not surprising, since we use pure, rich, Montana honey wine and sweet delicate peach juice. This unique Northern Rockies honey wine speaks with a subtle Southern drawl.