We assembled a team of mead specialists to judge all entrants in this category in 2017.
Also, a special award was designed in 2017 to recognize the top meadery in Georgia. The winner of that award was The Viking Alchemist Meadery in Marietta. The Viking Alchemist Meadery took the top meadery award again in 2018.
Georgia now has eight meaderies, with at least one or two more in various stages of development. Long-established Savannah Bee Company has a line of meads that are made by award-winning meaderies located out of state.
In addition, some wineries are developing their own line of meads, such as Still Pond Vineyard near Albany, GA. So this is another fermented product that enthusiasts will want to keep in their focus going forward.