When Blair Housley decided to open a meadery, he began thinking about the ingredients in his meads—honey and fruits. His wife, Sharon, told him about the fruit trees on the old Davis farm in Dahlonega, when it was still part of the land her Cherokee ancestors owned on the Etowah river—the same area where Blair used to go fishing with his friends in high school. Blair studied the history of the Etowah and how much the river provided to the Cherokee and later settlers, and he decided to name the meadery after it. Etowah Meadery, Corp. was officially formed in July 2016.
Etowah Meadery is a Veteran owned company geared towards involving the Dahlonega community in as many ways as possible, as well as supporting several great charities, such as multiple Veteran centric organizations and Georgia House Rabbits Society.
Located in Dahlonega, the very Heart of Georgia’s Wine Country and Wine Tasting Capital of Georgia, Etowah Meadery gives “wine” a unique buzz!
In fact, Our Meads are wines made with only the finest honeys, fruits, and spices! Mead, a wine enjoyed by many enlightened civilizations, royalty and surf alike, throughout time. Mead’s enthusiastic acclaim is known to China, Europe, Africa, anywhere in the World that honey is produced. Thankfully, the modern artisans of Etowah Meadery have resurrected this golden elixir and nectar of the Gods for our enjoyment. Mead, a True Gift from the Ancient Ones.
We invite you to experience our uniqueness.