Here's a lovely little afternoon drive to put on your weekend itinerary:
Graham Ordinary and Meadery is located on beautiful, scenic Route 43 in Bedford County, nearly, but not quite, to the Peaks of Otter. The original log home dates back 120+ years and was most recently operated as a bed and breakfast until the current owners (the Graham Family) took over about four years ago and launched into some extensive, yet still historically sensitive, renovations. They have since re-opened two of the guest accommodations along with their latest venture: a Mead Hall.
My husband and I are mead lovers and were so excited to hear tell of a new Meadery that was in the local range to us here at the lake! The hall itself is absolutely cozy. Very rustic, with a vaulted ceiling, a stove, and live-edge-and-stone bar.
John Graham was a gracious host who enjoyed chatting about both the history of the property and the finer points of their adventures in mead-making.
You'll want to head out there soon, as they are only planning to be open through the end of November. Their Grand Finale event of the year is “Drink Mead, Bee Thankful” on November 26th which you can read more about HERE.
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