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Haewai is one of New Zealand's few contemporary producers of traditional mead. Our mead is made the old-fashioned way, crafted in an unhurried manner and allowed to mature before we bottle it for sale. We don't try to speed up the process by heating and chilling or adding enhancers and flavourings as we believe that those procedures can negatively compromise the natural qualities of the product; its bouquet and taste. If you'd like to try mead as a healthy alternative to wine, you have come to the right place. 'Haewai' is the Maori name for Houghton Bay, where we are located. Translated it means 'light reflecting on water'.
If you are interested in our mead, our Products page will give you a good idea of what you can expect each vintage to taste like. If you would like to visit the Meadery you are very welcome to come and have a free taste and buy a bottle right out of the cottage! Otherwise, simply fill in our order form on the Order page or email us your order.
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Thu - Fri: 12.30pm - 7.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11.00am - 6.00pm
but, for other times, email us.
We will be able to arrange it.
236 Houghton Bay Rd