A Visit to Strad Meadery for Something a Little Different

Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

Last weekend, while my daughter and I were spending a little time in celebration of my birthday, she took me on a little detour after a delightful brunch at Mimosa House. She drove not far away, to a little place in the community I had heard of, but had not been to. It was Strad Meadery, founded several years ago to replicate a beverage known as Mead, which ancients called "Nectar of the Gods". Honey is used to facilitate the fermentation process with mead.  

Once inside Strad Meadery, we were given the opportunity to sample several of their products. My favorite was Blueberry Mead, quickly followed by Pomegranate and then Strawberry. It contains half the alcohol of wine, has fresh crisp flavors which are light, not filling, and have the ability to transport the imagination to renaissance times, with the appropriate music and aptly dressed characters accompanying it..

There are a couple bottles of product chilling at home. I feel a family dinner forthcoming in a few weeks, where I'm certain it will be enjoyed.

According to Dan Slort, Mead Maker, The Strad logo is comprised of a stylized violin (A Stradivarius made by Antonius Stradivari in the 17th century) floating over a honeycomb with bees flying across the image. The violin is in honor of his grandfather who made and played this beloved instrument​ for most of his 96 years of life.

Strad Meadery is located in Rancho Cordova's "Barrel District."  Their address is: 2539 Mercantile Drive, Suite 1, Rancho Cordova 95742


Their website is: https://www.stradmeadery.com




Comments (13)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Myrl Jeffcoat what a nice story and shout out for the Strad Meadery... the bottles are very attractive and you know "the eye buys" no matter what the product....

May 02, 2019 04:03 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat

The visit to the meadery was a pleasant surprise, Barbara. Coming after breakfast at Mimosa House, there was only one thing left to do. . .Go home and take a nap!

May 03, 2019 05:28 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That sounds like a fun time, and since the product was delicious, you can continue to enjoy!

May 02, 2019 04:37 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat

It was a really relaxed fun time, Kat!

May 03, 2019 05:29 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Myrl. I never heard of Mead before. What an interesting story.

May 02, 2019 04:56 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat

Mention of mead sometimes came up in stories written about the renaissance, etc.

May 03, 2019 05:31 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Myrl, for sharing this experience and your recommendation. 

A meadery is scheduled to open in Kentlands, our home community in Gaithersburg, MD.


May 02, 2019 07:47 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat

It seems that meaderies are enjoying their own renaissance across the country.

May 03, 2019 05:32 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello and Happy Belated Birthday, Myrl - a great discovery and your rave review puts a visit on a must do list

May 02, 2019 09:12 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat

Try it Michael.  I'll bet you'll like it!

May 03, 2019 05:33 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We have a meadery not very far from where we live.  You have inspired me to go there.  Happy Thursday.  And happy belated birthday!  Cheers.  A

May 02, 2019 09:12 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat

Strad Meadery had been around for a few years, but was finally given the opportunity to visit.  I'm glad I did.

May 03, 2019 05:33 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 It sounds like your birthday celebration was a good event and everyone had a good time, I hope. Thank you for sharing Myrl Jeffcoat 

May 03, 2019 05:49 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Myrl. Have a great day and a very special weekend.

May 03, 2019 05:57 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl now that is a beverage I would love to try.

May 03, 2019 06:02 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I've never tried it, but you have intriqued me. It sounds quite good. I also prefer the low alcohol aspect- we are always on the lookout for organic wines with lower alcohol content - 

Sounds like another great outing with a daughter. Lucky you. Wish my girl was closer. D

May 04, 2019 06:36 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Myrl happy belated Birthday Celebration, sorry I missed this post until now... I am a Wino but when I drink Beer it is 90% time a Pielsner:)Endre

May 07, 2019 11:11 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Happy belated Birthday Myrl Jeffcoat! I'm glad you got to celebrate in such a cool place!  I had a birthday in April too but had no one to celebrate with but my daughter did send flowers! It always makes me happy to know family support one another. As a member of AR, I support you always. 

As for those birthday candles, keep them coming! May you live a long and healthy life filled with joy, happiness, good laughter, and all the spices of life!

May 08, 2019 08:42 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Hi , Myrl Jeffcoat , I thoroughly enjoyed your story, the history behind it, and any time someone combines history, the Renaissance and Italy, I'm hooked.  As Barbara Todaro commented: 'The Eye Buys. 

May 08, 2019 09:33 AM