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Blacksnake Meadery

Blacksnake Meadery Welcome to Blacksnake Meadery, Carroll County’s first winery and Southwest Virginia’s only meadery. We are a family-owned and operated business in the beautiful southern Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia. Our desire to live more closely with nature and our love of all things fermented have resulted in the establishment of our meadery. Blacksnake Meadery’s closeness with nature began with negotiations with the original reptilian inhabitants (and namesakes) of the meadery. It has since expanded to the introduction of an ever-growing population of honeybees, who produce at least half of the honey in our meads, as well as the cultivating of the numerous wild apples, crabapples, and berries on the property. We hope to expand our plantings into an array of fruits and herbs suitable both for flavoring mead and producing honey. We currently have three products available for tasting, Bee Brew with Lime, Bee Brew with Hops, and Tupelo Honey Wine ( 2007 International Mead Festival Silver Medal winner, Varietal Category). We are open on select weekends. Please see our news page for dates. Hope to see you soon!

Directions
From Blue Ridge Parkway southbound: Right on Buffalo Mountain Road (Mile 174.2). Go 7 miles, left on Rock Church Road. At the Rock Church, road becomes Buffalo Road. Continue 0.5 miles, bear right to stay on Buffalo Road (unpaved). Driveway on right at 0.8 miles. From Blue Ridge Parkway northbound: Left just past Mile 187 on State Route 631 (Olde Mill Road). Left when 631 ends at 638 (Bell Spur Road). Follow 638 across US 58 (it becomes Dugspur Road). Go 5 miles, right on Route 628 (Buffalo Road). Go 0.6 miles. Left at second driveway. From US 58: Go north on State Route 638 (Dugspur Road) at Laurel Fork. Go 5 miles, right on Route 628 (Buffalo Road). Go 0.6 miles. Left at second driveway. From US 221: Go south on State Route 638 (Dugspur Road) at Dugspur. Go approximately 6 miles. Left on State Route 628 (Buffalo Road). Go 0.6 miles. Left at second driveway.


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605 Buffalo Road, Dugspur, VA, US, 24325 Email: blacksnake@blacksnakemead.com
Phone: 540-834-6172 Web: www.blacksnakemead.com
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Products



  Bee Brew with Hops
A lower alcohol mead carbonated by bottle conditioning. We dilute our own wildflower honey and boil it with hops. The result is a dry, refreshing tonic with the bitterness and aroma of a good bitter or pale ale. Approximately 8% alcohol. No sulfites added.
  Cyser
Cyser is a blend of pressed apple cider and honey. Ours is a 50/50 blend of apple and honey, producing a dry mead of approximately 10% alcohol. We use sulfites to ensure consistency.
  Meloluna
Made from honey from our hives diluted with mountain well water. Approximately 12% alcohol by volume and 12-13% residual sugar. Partial boiled and sulfite/sorbate added (sorry - had to keep the yeast from eating the residual sugar) A great after dinner drink or as a complement to tropical fruits.
  Pyment
Pyment is made from a blend of grape juice and honey. We hope to produce a pyment from wild “fox” grapes in the future. We use sulfites to ensure consistency.
  Sourwood Honey Wine
Made from sourwood honey, the quintessential Southern Appalachian honey diluted with mountain well water. Approximately 11% alcohol by volume and 0% residual sugar. Unboiled. No sulfites added.
  Sweet Virginia
Made from honey from our hives diluted with mountain well water. Approximately 12% alcohol by volume and 6% residual sugar. Unboiled and sulfite/sorbate added (sorry - had to keep the yeast from eating the residual sugar) The "traditional" traditional. Pairs well with game and stews.
  Tupelo Honey Wine
Made from tupelo honey diluted with mountain well water. Light, herbal in character. Approximately 10% alcohol by volume. Unboiled. No sulfites added.
  Wildflower Honey Wine
Made from honey from our hives diluted with mountain well water. Approximately 10% alcohol by volume. Unboiled. No sulfites added. Flavors and aromas will vary with season.

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