Cape Town – In a world where ancient traditions meet modern innovation, Cape Town Meadery emerges as a beacon of excellence, reshaping the narrative of mead crafting. Mead, often referred to as “nectar of the gods,” is an ancient, fermented beverage created by blending honey, water, and sometimes fruits, herbs, or spices. With a commitment to sustainability, storytelling, and a nod to Africa’s rich history, Cape Town Meadery introduces a range of exceptional mead beverages that promise a unique and sustainable experience.
At the heart of Cape Town Meadery’s story lies the tale of a golden elixir known as !Karri, which traces its roots back over 20,000 years to the Khoisan people. The convergence of rain, honey, and water within a tree hollow sparked the creation of this extraordinary drink, forever etching its place in Africa’s heritage. Today, Cape Town Meadery carries this legacy forward by crafting remarkable Mead Gin and Braggot Lager, beverages that encapsulate the essence of Africa’s past while catering to the modern palate.
In an age where wine and beer have taken centre stage, Cape Town Meadery has undertaken the task of revitalizing mead—a beverage that predates them all. Guided by two core principles—sustainability and storytelling—the Meadery embraces its role as a custodian of ancient African stories, preserving a cultural heritage that might otherwise be lost to time.
A significant hallmark of Cape Town Meadery’s approach is its unwavering commitment to sustainability. Their Meads have been crafted with a remarkable 95% reduction in ecological footprint compared to conventional wines, championing an eco-friendly and community-oriented vision for the future. By marrying environmental consciousness with exquisite taste, Cape Town Meadery paves the way for a greener, more flavourful world.
“Our mission is not just to create exceptional beverages, but to be a bridge between the past and the present, offering a taste of history and culture with every sip,” said Dr Ernst Thompson, CEO and Mazer at Cape Town Meadery. “Through our diverse range of products, such as the Alvearium Gin and the Braggot Lager, we aim to redefine the way people experience both sustainability and indulgence.”
Cape Town Meadery’s flagship mead, the Melaurea Méthode Traditionnelle, an 18-month secondary distilled bubbly, has garnered widespread acclaim. The Meadery’s creations, including the Alvearium Gin—a double-distilled mead— and the Braggot Lager—a refreshing honey beer—have taken the tourism industry by storm, captivating the taste buds of enthusiasts far and wide.
As the tourism industry embraces their offerings, Cape Town Meadery sets its sights on enhancing the tourism experience, offering a seamless blend of responsible and sustainable travel with pure enjoyment. The journey they offer isn’t just about tantalising the senses; it’s about immersing oneself in the stories that have shaped Africa’s heart and soul for millennia.