Pure Fruit…Pure Honey…Pure Wines. Our CHAUCER’S wines are made simply from pure fruit and honey: no extracts, flavorings or additives are used.
The honey for this specialty dessert-style wine is produced in hives throughout the Sierras. It is composed of a blend of three types of honey: cotton– alfalfa, orange blossom and sage. Each type brings a unique quality to the blend and contributes to the overall complexity of the mead. Alfalfa is neutral in flavor but yields a dark, amber color. The orange blossom brings a floral bouquet to the nose of the wine. Toyon, an evergreen shrub also known as California Holly, is lighter in color than the alfalfa and helps to balance the blend. Our Mead can be served chilled or mulled with the included spice packs.
Our Raspberry Mead is a blend of our Chaucer’s Mead and a small portion of our Raspberry Wine. A blend of fruit such as raspberry is known as Melomel. This blend of fruit and honey has been enjoyed for centuries. Less sweet than our regular mead, this wine finishes with a lingering crisp, refreshing raspberry and honeysuckle impression.
This specialty mead offers aromas of fresh California honey, as well as hints of orange and ginger. On the palate, the sweet honey is present, but not overpowering. This mead is very light in body, with small Champagne-like bubbles filling the mouth. The finish is crisp, clean, and refreshing, with lingering hints of Valencia orange. This product should be consumed shortly after purchasing, to get the freshest experience possible. Serve this Sparkling Mead chilled in your favorite pilsner-style beer glass.
Our Blackberry wine is made from 100% pure blackberry varieties. We make the wine straight from the berries; we don’t make it from blackberry juice that was made by someone else. We take fresh berries and ferment them to dry. Right before bottling we add fresh juice back in to help with the sweetness and the fresh blackberry aroma. Dark rich berry aromas leap from the glass while the flavors remind me of my Grandmothers blackberry pie, if it was to be served in liquid form. This wine is always a pleasure to be enjoyed with friends and family.
Rich and sensual, our Raspberry wine is like a first kiss, innocent and impressionable. The color of this wine is a deep garnet and nose is rich in raspberry jam, cherry and baking spices. There’s a hint of apple and cherry on the palate. Crisp acidity from the berries balances well with the sweetness of this wine. When served fresh, this wine has bright ripe raspberry on the nose, flavor and finish.
This brilliant ruby-colored wine displays a silky elegance in the flavor profile punctuated by its spunky, acidic backbone. This wine is fantastic straight-up and chilled, paired with a favorite entrée or dessert…or even mixed in a cocktail. As a key flavor component, pomegranate has supplied the giddy-up to a Roy Rogers, the twinkle to a Shirley Temple and the flash in a Tequila Sunrise.