Enlightenment - Night Eyes
Enlightenment - Night Eyes

Enlightenment - Night Eyes

If the meads made by Enlightenment Wines Meadery were a song catalogue, Night Eyes would be the pop hit—with some funk in the trunk. This sparkling, pet-nat style mead is bubbly and fragrant up front, followed by intricate flavors of wild-fermented yeast and foraged herbs.

Night Eyes is made from New York State honey, cherries, and apples, which are fermented together for six months before being infused with hand-picked sumac and rose hips. After aging for another six months in wood barrels, this bone-dry mead goes through a second bottle fermentation that produces its lively effervescence.

The Enlightenment was a philosophical movement that challenged traditionally held views and encouraged trial and error and first-hand experience over accepted wisdom. Thinkers refused to go along with inherited norms and conventions without personal experimentation.

The word “Enlightenment” reminds us that mead-making, and in fact, all winemaking, is an ancient craft based on individuals using their senses to explore tastes for themselves and to decide what brings them pleasure. We don’t need authorization or permission from on high to know what we like, or even to learn how to make it. Winemaking is firstly an empirical practice of observing the natural world. It is a world of experimentation and curiosity. That is the world of Enlightenment Wines Meadery.

Enlightenment Wines is the name of our company and our brand. The Enlightenment Wines Meadery is where we make our mead. Honey’s is our on-site tasting room and restaurant next door. The meadery and tasting room are located in a single building located at 93 Scott Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. Come visit!

Cherry, Honey, Barnyard

Chocolate, Mixed Pastry, Park Bench

About the Winemaker

The Enlightenment was a philosophical movement that challenged traditionally held views and encouraged trial and error and first-hand experience over accepted wisdom. Thinkers refused to go along with inherited norms and conventions without personal experimentation.

The word “Enlightenment” reminds us that mead-making, and in fact, all winemaking, is an ancient craft based on individuals using their senses to explore tastes for themselves and to decide what brings them pleasure. We don’t need authorization or permission from on high to know what we like, or even to learn how to make it. Winemaking is firstly an empirical practice of observing the natural world. It is a world of experimentation and curiosity. That is the world of Enlightenment Wines Meadery.

Enlightenment Wines is the name of our company and our brand. The Enlightenment Wines Meadery is where we make our mead. Honey’s is our on-site tasting room and restaurant next door. The meadery and tasting room are located in a single building located at 93 Scott Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. Come visit!

Tasting Notes

Cherry, Honey, Barnyard

Pairings

Chocolate, Mixed Pastry, Park Bench