NE PA Wineries’ Collaboration Wins at National and International Competitions

From left: Dan Schreffler of Space Time Mead & Cider Works, and Pete Aiello of Honey Hole Winery with their Double Gold Medal award winning Lavender Mead.

A lavender honey wine (mead) made by Honey Hole Winery in Drums, and Space Time Mead & Cider Works in Dunmore has received medals in three national competitions.  Honey Hole Winery’s/Space Time Mead & Cidery Work’s “Collaboration Lavender Metheglin” received a Double Gold medal and “Best of Class” at the American Wine Society’s (AWS) 2021 Commercial Wine Competition held in Atlantic City, New Jersey.   At the 2021 Mazer Cup International Commercial Mead Competition, the mead took silver in the Semisweet Metheglin (spiced mead) category; and received a bronze medal in the Sweet Metheglin category at the 2021 National Honey Board’s Mead Crafters Competition.

“What is so great about this recognition is that the wine was made from all locally sourced ingredients,” said Pete Aiello of Honey Hole Winery.  “Northeastern Pennsylvania has some wonderful growers and beekeepers!”

“We love working with Honey Hole Winery,” weighed in Dan Schreffler of Space Time Mead & Cider Works.  “Pete has some wonderful ideas and is able to bring together some fantastic growers, like herbs from Graces Lavender Farm in Catawissa; and honey from the Bee Keeper’s Daughter in Plains.  To source ingredients close to home, partner with a friend at a local winery, and receive national recognition, is special.”

Out of 6 collaboration wines, the Lavender Metheglin is the second double gold medal award winning mead! The next collaboration will be released in Spring of 2022 featuring 100% Pennsylvania grown grapes!