Farmer Chrissie has been making mead since 1997, and Kookoolan has been a licensed winery since 2009. Our Elegance semi-sweet mead, and Copper pyment have both been medal winners at the Mazer Cup. Private tastings anytime by appointment, (call 503-730-7535).
Chrissie's book, "The Art of Mead Tasting and Food Pairing," is available both in our farmstore and online directly from us. Individual copies can be bought from Amazon; commercial cases for resale can be bought directly from Chrissie.
The alcoholic beverage fermented from honey.
Elegance and Copper
whole hive honey meads
Kookoolan's "Elegance" took home silver in the Semi-Sweet Traditional mead category at both the 2014 and 2015 Mazer Cup International, the world's largest mead competition with 350 commercial entries last year.
Elegance is a whole hive mead; that means we use the pollen, royal jelly, propolis, and bees wax in addition to the honey during fermentation. We source unique honey varieties and do everything to retain the freshness, leaving the enzymes, vitamins, and minerals intact by not high-heat pasteurizing- raw honey, cold-processed, just the way nature would do it. Aged in French oak barrels. Rounded, smooth, semisweet, and irresistible - Elegance is our tribute to nature's simple, elegant beauty. 5% residual sugar and 14.8% ABV.
Copper is a pyment: a blend of 45% pinot noir grape wine from our own estate vineyard, plus 55% Elegance mead. Beautiful copper color, drinks like a rosé. Semisweet at 2.4% residual sugar. 14.2% ABV. Bronze medal winner at the 2018 Mazer Cup Competition.
750ml $29 each. Yes we can ship to most states. Sorry we cannot ship internationally (not even Canada). Email me your order along with your UPS shipping address and best daytime phone number. I will take your order to UPS at which time I will know your packing and shipping charges. I will then email you your invoice, and you will mail me a check.
"I've been making mead as a homebrewer for more than 20 years, and am still smitten with the idea that mead is this common, joyous, ancient thread shared by all cultures and societies all over the earth, each with our own spin on wines made from honey."
We planted our vineyard in 2013-2014. Our first estate-reserve pinot noir is a blend of our 2017 and 2018 harvests. A traditionally-made pinot noir grape wine from the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, entirely and exclusively from our own pinot noir grapes.
Malolactic fermentation and French oak ageing; flavors of dark cherry, blackberry, pepper, smoke and leather; smooth and velvety mouthfeel, and 11% ABV. It’s the ideal pairing with your Kookoolan Farms 100% grassfed steak.
750ml bottle $20. Case of 12 - $200