Draft Mead / Fine Wine / Estate Mead

Northern Michigan Meadery & Winery


Welcome to St. Ambrose

At St. Ambrose Cellars, we take the ancient beverages of mead and wine and give them a modern twist. Our family friendly meadery and winery produces bold draft mead and still mead that push boundaries, along with wines which utilize local Northern Michigan ingredients to produce unforgettable flavors. Always innovating and challenging pre-conceived notions, we take pride in brewing new and exciting beverages for our customers.

Our wine and mead tasting room in Beulah, MI provides samples of our latest and greatest works, along with the bucolic scenery that the Northern Michigan area is known for. The meadery is located just minutes from Interlochen State Park, the Lake Michigan Shoreline, and Crystal Mountain Ski Resort. With room to roam and plenty of activities, we are a family and kid-friendly destination for your Northern Michigan weekends.

Located just a short drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City, the Leelanau Peninsula and other popular attractions, St. Ambrose Cellars is a perfect place to spend an afternoon enjoying a delicious mead, cider, or wine. Play bee-box bag toss on our lawn, join us for weekly concerts on Friday nights, and sample local honey from our sister company Sleeping Bear Farms.

Our mead and wine products are available in stores and online. Use the store locator to find a retail outlet near you, or shop for your favorites in our online store.

The meadery is also available for weddings and private events – inquire here for more information.

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    Our Hours

    Mon-Wed: 12pm-6pm
    Thurs, Friday, Saturday : 12pm – 9pm
    Sunday : 12pm-5pm

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    Free mead and wine tastings, honey products, merchandise, and food.

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    Live music every Friday night – Thirsty Thursday (35% off Refills) – Open Mic Nights on Thursdays (6PM) – Private Events Available

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Our traditional still meads are packed full of that Sleeping Bear Farms honey goodness and our own special touches. A traditional (still) mead is made from honey and water. Also known as a show-mead, these are some of the most ancient alcoholic beverages in the world. The history of mead goes back thousands of years. We put a modern spin on these ancient beverages.

Whether it’s raspberry rapture you seek or the refined taste of oak, you’ll find a mead to satisfy.

Many moons ago, a batch of our raspberry honey creme from our sister company Sleeping Bear Farms turned out a bit thin – and to fix it, we turned it into mead. We called it “Razzmatazz” – and it was the start of St. Ambrose Cellars.

Since then, we’ve added Cherry, Rose‘, Oak Barrel, Star Thistle, Tupelo Mead, and more.
Sample where it all began for St. Ambrose Meadery with a taste of these unique takes on the ancient beverage of mead.

You can find draft mead bottles at one of our Michigan retail outlets or you can order them online.

Draft meads start with the traditional honey and water mead base – and then we had special flavors (like blackberry) and carbonation to create a delicious, refreshing mead you can enjoy like a beer.

Several of our drafts feature a special sour flavor that we’ve worked hard to perfect. You can learn more about sour mead here with our owner Kirk Jones. Draft meads are 6% ABV and come in 16.9oz bottles.


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