Maxwell Mead - Fifty years on and still loved.
As a child I remember my father experimenting with honey ferments in our back yard. This lead to the first commercial mead release in 1966 and from then on it has been an integral part of the business. We've come a long way since those early days, by way of an old shed on the McLaren Flat Road to the current Cellar Door, built on Olivers Road in 1997. Maxwell Mead has been a constant throughout and while the contents of the bottle have changed very little, the package has evolved with the journey.
Mead is at an exciting point in its history. From sommeliers in restaurants to adventurous foodies, people are looking for something different, authentic, crafted. Mead is finding a natural home next to cheese, at the restaurant table, next to (and in) some of the finest desserts in the country.
Expect to see your favourite Honey & Spiced meads dressed a little differently next time you visit the cellar door or your favourite bottleshop. Rest assured it is still Maxwell-made. MM