A Sweet Escape: Find Local Honey + Fresh Mead in Point Reyes

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Heidrun Meadery is a hidden gem, tucked amid lush farmland in Point Reyes Station, a stone’s throw from San Francisco. Hop on the bus or your bike and head here to taste the famous brut dry sparkling mead, made from local fermented honey.

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Sip away the day, surrounded by dense greenery, flowers, and beehives – don’t worry, the bees don’t mind visitors. Picnic tables are available on a first come, first tabled basis or can be reserved ahead of time on weekends and holidays ($5 pp). Bring your own picnic, then pick up a  bottle of mead from the Heidrun Meadery tasting room, open daily. Also available nearby: oysters from Tomales Bay Oyster Company or decadent cheeses and bread from Cowgirl Creamery.

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Tours are offered on weekends (by reservation), and tastings are available daily (reserve ahead if your party exceeds 10). The tasting room itself is a beautifully rustic space and includes a gift shop with plants, picnic blankets, local honey, and more. The gorgeous setting, friendly staff, reasonable prices, and refreshing mead make for a perfectly relaxing summer day. Visit the Heidrun Meadery website for reservations.

Cheers!

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Get to Heidrun Meadery from San Francisco:

Take bus 101 Northbound from the Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center. Transfer to bus 68 Iverness at the San Rafael Transit Center. Get off at the Shoreline Hwy + Sir Francis Drake Blvd (Golden Gate Transit). It’ll be a 15-minute walk to Heidrun Meadery from there. The trip is around 2.5 hours. Experienced bikers might consider biking the 35+ miles for a scenic ride along coastal roads and through redwood groves.

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Article + photos by offMetro California writer Mariel Feldman.

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