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About the Meadery

        We first began experimenting with meads (also known as honey wines) at Four Quarters in 2002. Drawing upon our commitment to sustainable living and the support of our membership we sought to create a cottage business to help support the monastery at Four Quarters. We take our mead-making very seriously and are continuously striving to improve our technique and the quality of our mead varieties. Because we create our wines in limited quantities as small batches, each batch receives tender, hand-crafted care. Four Quarters Meadery officially came into being when we received our Pennsylvania Limited Winery license in 2006, and we have not looked back since.

        Please feel free to contact us regarding our varietals by phone at 814-784-3080 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Located at 190 Walker Lane in Artemas, PA. The meadery is open daily for tastings; please call ahead.

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Our Product Line
Four Quaters Cottage Crafted Meads

        We take effort to create distinctive meads, each variety standing on it's own; an example of the type, yet each different from the others.  Our line is a collection of quality through variety and scope, and inspires mead afficianados to adopt different favorites.
        We slowly handcraft our mead in small batch lots, made with the finest  natural ingredients we can procure without regard to cost. We blend premium fruits, honeys and ciders with delicate spices and all natural flavors to yield the light yet rich tastes of our varieties.


Bed of Roses

Bed Of Roses
Our sweet dessert mead, made with delicate Niagara grape, essence of Rose, and Orange Blossom Honey.

Reminiscent of romantic nights bright with the shining light of the Moon, this sweet, aromatic mead is a lovely compliment to your special occasions. Best served well chilled, this wine is exceptional over ice with a slice of lemon, or paired with strong cheeses, spicy dishes and creamy desserts.


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Recipes & Food Pairings

There really is no hard and fast list of “do's and don'ts” about pairing mead with a particular meal. After all, the most important question is “Do you enjoy the wine and food that you are eating?” 
That said, we do have some suggestions...

Bed of Roses

Serve over ice with fresh fruit or mix with champagne or seltzer water. Pair with salty or oily dishes, intense flavors, strong cheeses, creamy desserts, dark chocolate or spicy dishes. Our most exotic beverage to go with your romantic evenings. This is the tailor-made wine for Valentine's Day.

Recipe: White Sangria
1 Bottle Bed of Roses mead
1 shot white rum
1 Lemon cut into wedges
2 Tbsp sugar
1 pound peaches, pitted and sliced
3/4 cup seedless green grapes, halved
3/4 cup pineapple
2 cups ginger ale
In a large pitcher, combine Bed of Roses, rum, and sugar. Squeeze the juice from the lemon into
the mix and toss in lemon wedges (excluding seeds). Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add sliced
peaches, green grapes, and pineapple.  Refrigerate sangria until well chilled, at least 2 hours, or
overnight to blend flavors.  Add ginger ale just before serving. Serve over ice. 

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    From our way-back-machine... 2007 !

“Mead is the ancient liquor of gods and men,
  the giver of knowledge and poetry, the healer of wounds, and the bestower of immortality.”
–Robert Gayre, 1948

It’s official. The Four Quarters InterFaith Sanctuary has been granted a Pennsylvania Limited Winery License, and is now one of the very few churches in this country licensed to brew. I’m taking my hobby of Mead brewing and making it my vocation, my special niche within The Community of Service at Four Quarters.

Many of you know what Mead is, but may not know about its history. Mead is agreed to be the oldest alcoholic drink, given that honey was in use as a foodstuff before the domestication of grain or grapes, and given the classic human predilection to brew from any sugar source available. The oldest written documentation for Mead is from the island of Crete, during the Greek Classic Age. The Greeks loved their Mead, and elevated it in status to be the “Ambrosia” of their Gods of Olympus. Being drunk, in Greek, meant being “honey-intoxicated.” In Northern Europe Mead had a beloved home among pre-Christian Slavic, Celtic and Scandinavian peoples, where Mead was again extolled as the preferred “Drink of the Gods,” and honored libation of the warrior hero. Thus Mead is deeply woven into the mythic culture of these “Pagan” peoples and has been passed down in legend to our own times.


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