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Nani Moon Mead…Hawaiian Honey Wines

Nani Moon Mead

I have found yet another distiller in Hawaii!  Nani Moon Mead is Hawaii’s only Meadery, producing “mead”.

[Correction:  It was kindly pointed out to me by Nani Moon that mead is fermented like wine, not distilled as are vodka and rumSo, I was incorrect referring to them as “another distiller”.    I appreciate the correction and hope I am not the only one to have learned from my error.  Mahalo to Nani Moon!]

Mead” is, according to wikipedia: “…also called honey wine, is an alcoholic beverage that is produced by fermenting a solution of honey and water. It may also be produced by fermenting a solution of water and honey with grain mash; the mash is strained off immediately after fermentation. Depending on local traditions and specific recipes, it may be flavored with spices, fruit, or hops...”

Nani Moon Mead, LLC, is the only producer of tropical honey wines in the state of Hawaii and can be found in Kapa’a, Kauai.  Made with locally produced honey and locally grown fruits and without the use of any sulfites or other artificial chemicals, they currently produce five different varieties of honey wine.

  • Laka’s Nectar  ~ dry, delicate floral; adding the subtle flavor of mountain apples(10% alcohol)
  • Pineapple Guava Sunset  ~ dry, medium bodied, fruity.  (11% alcohol)
  • Winter Sun  ~ full bodied, smooth, juicy; utilizes the fruity flavors of lilikoi (passion fruit) and star fruit.  (11% alcohol)
  • Ginger Spice  ~ dry, full bodied, complex; adding starfruit, organic ginger, and winter spices. (11% alcohol)
  • Cacao Moon  ~ semi-sweet, smooth, decadent; made from macadamia nut blossom honey, and infused with organic Kauai cacao and vanilla beans. (12% alcohol)

If, like me, you’re not familiar with “mead”, and you find yourself on Kauai, it may be worth your while to check out their tasting room.  Personally, I think I would enjoy their latest Cacao Moon version, as it combines all my favorite flavors of macadamia nut, cocoa, and vanilla.  What’s not to like?

Tasting Room

Located in the Heart of Kapa’a
Tucked Away in the Yasuda Center
4-939 D Kuhio Highway
Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii 96746

Tasting Room Hours:

Tuesday thru Saturday  NOON – 5:00 PM
Closed Sunday and Monday
Hours subject to change at anytime –
please call (808)651-6874 for assistance.


Mail Order Your Nani Moon Mead

If you have no plans to be on Kauai anytime soon, you can also order your honey wines from Kona Wine Club and have it shipped to you…unless you happen to live in Alaska, Arkansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, or Utah.  These states do not permit shipping of alcoholic beverages, but then again, if you live there you probably already knew that.

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