Sweet Virginia (2016 Silver Medal, Traditional Mead, Drink Outside the Grape):  A semi-sweet traditional mead made from honey from our hives diluted with mountain well water.  Unboiled and sulfite/sorbate added.  Gluten-free.  $18 

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We limit our use of sulfites to those meads that require large amounts of raw fruits or finish with residual sugar, and we heat only when tradition or sanitation dictates, using a wood-fired kettle.