Turn your meeting into a mead-ing at Oppegaard Meadery, a traditional Viking-inspired meadery right here in Seattle Southside. Not familiar with mead, also known as honey wine? We've got you covered. Not only can your team do a mead tasting, awakening all of your team's senses with the experience of tasting this ancient and delicious beverage, but you can also do mead-making classes as a team to take the teambuilding a step further, crafting a bottle of mead as a team! They provide all the materials and lessons you need, plus guidance for the at-home portion, in which you wait on your mead to develop. While the final product may not be available the same day, this one is great for company retreats or other groups who want team bonding refreshers a few months down the road. While the mead has fermented, coming together to make this final product, how have we as a team come together? Toast your successes over a glass of your own mead!
Just want to do a tasting? Contrivance Meadery is another local option with a tasting room available that can help walk your team through the wonderful new world of mead! Contrivance also has a few traditional grape wines to try in addition to their mead. And if you'd rather stick to grape wine and not explore the world of mead, Bacovino is a local winery that offers tastings as well.