The Nani Moon Mead Collection

Our Collection

Nani Moon Mead honey wines are hand crafted with the finest Hawaiian raw honey, without sulfites and other chemical additives.   Enjoy right off the shelf, no aging necessary. Enjoy chilled, in the same style as a white wine, with pupus (appetizers), and fresh island cuisine or on it’s own while watching an island sunset or moonrise.

Nani Moon Mead is pleased to partner with Kona Wine Market for online mainland and international direct shipping. For guests visiting the Nani Moon Meadery and Tasting Room on Kauai, shipping boxes are available in 4, 6, and 12 packs.

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Laka’s Nectar

Dry, Delicate, Floral ~ ABV 12% 750ml ~ $30

lakasNectar_339x333Laka is best known as the Hawaiian goddess of the hula and the forest. The ‘ohi’a ‘ai, mountain apple, is a delicate fruit which grows in abundance deep in the forests of Kaua’i. Crafted to be smooth and dry, with delicate flavors and light floral aromas of white rose, vanilla bean and frozen pear, Laka’s Nectar is an offering of Hawaiian ‘ohi’a ‘ai and honey. Available only on Kauai. ABV 12% 750ml

    • Clarity: Clear
    • Color: Straw
    • Intensity: Low
    • Hues: Silver
    • Viscosity: Low
    • Gas/Sediment: Some Gas Bubbles
    • Intensity: Low/+
    • Youthful/Vinous: Gaining Age
    • Fruit:  Stone
      • Quality/Character: Baked
      • Specific: Granny Smith Apple and Frozen Pear
    • Non-Fruit: Lots of White Flowers, White Rose, Lotion, White Rose Jam, Perfume, Old School Flowers, Flower Scented Cleaner, and Vanilla Beans,
    • Earth/Mineral: Sweet Chalk
    • Sweetness: Dry/+
    • Acid: Med/+
    • Alcohol: Med
    • Body: Light
    • Texture: Light Watery/Delicate
    • Fruit: Stone
      • Quality/Character: Perfumed/Baked & Under Ripe
      • Specific: Perfumed Apple, Perfumed Pear, and White Nectarine
    • Non-Fruit: Floral White, Sweet Cucumber, Clover Blossoms, and Vanilla Beans
    • Earth/Mineral: Chalk/Limey-esque,
    • Balance: Balanced
    • Length/Finish: Med/-, Floral Linger
    • Complexity: Med/-

Pineapple Lime Sunset

Our Current Featured Mead!

Dry, Medium Bodied, Fruity ~ ABV 12% 750ml ~ $24

pineappleGuavaSunset_339x335Tropical and fruit forward with leading traits of lime & creamy pineapple with hints of bright green apple. It has a natural acidity from the fresh local ingredients. This honey wine is crisp and refreshing for the daytime, practically perfect for poolside over ice, and also enjoyed during an evening sunset or island feast. Perfect paired with lighter fare, Island and Asian cuisine, fish and chicken. Serve chilled. ABV 12% 750ml

    • Clarity: Slightly Cloudy
    • Color: Gold
    • Intensity: Low
    • Hues: Green
    • Viscosity: Med
    • Gas/Sediment: Low Gas Bubbles
    • Intensity: Med/+
    • Youthful/Vinous:  Gaining Vinous
    • Fruit: Tropical, Citrus
      • Quality/Character: Overripe
      • Specific: Pineapple Butter Compote from Nom, Lime Bar (like a lemon bar)/Lime Glaze for Scones, Lime Lotion, Lime Perfume,  Lime Blossoms, Pineapple Perfume, and Cold White Flowers
    • Non-Fruit: Hair Spray, Acrylic Paint, Window
    • Earth/Mineral: Sweet Limestone
    • Sweetness: Dry
    • Acid: Med/+
    • Alcohol: Med/+
    • Body: Med
    • Texture: Clean
    • Fruit: Citrus and Tropical
      • Specific: Lemon Juice, Lime Peel, Lime Jello w/ Pineapple, Pineapple Perfume, Lime Scented Marker, Green Sour Apple,
    • Non-Fruit: Cucumber Skin and Cold White Flowers
    • Earth/Mineral: Bright Petroleum
    • Balance: Balanced
    • Length/Finish: Med/-
    • Complexity: Med

Winter Sun

Full Bodied, Smooth, Juicy ~ ABV 12% 750ml ~ $24

winterSun_339x325Extremely versatile, and a local favorite. Winter Sun is crafted from Kauai wildflower honey, starfruit, and lilikoi (passionfruit). A very juicy, smooth, tropical & stone fruit driven mead. With wonderful flavors of mango, lilikoi jam, ripe nectarines, citrus peel and (with age) some baking spices. Perfect paired with heavier Island and Asian cuisine such as teriyaki and pulled pork. (Also, try pairing with baked brie! ) Serve chilled on the beach, and with summertime flavors of barbecue and grill. ABV 12% 750ml

    • Clarity: Clear
    • Color: Rosey Gold
    • Intensity: Low/+
    • Hues: Amber
    • Viscosity: Med/-
    • Gas/Sediment: Some Light Bubbles (Gas) and Slight Sediment
    • Intensity: Med
    • Youthful/Vinous: Youthful
    • Fruit: Tropical and Stone Fruit
      • Quality/Character: Jammy, Dried, and Ripe
      • Specific: Mango (Mexican Dried Mango), Yellow Flowers, Kiwi/-, Passion Fruit, Cold Green Grapes, White Nectarine, Peach Preserves, Candied Lemon Zest, and Baking Mango Lilikoi Tart
    • Non-Fruit: Rising Dough and Baked Brie
    • Earth/Mineral: Fermenting Tropical Forrest
    • Sweetness: Dry/Off-Dry
    • Acid: Med/+
    • Alcohol: Med/+
    • Body: Med
    • Texture: Smooth
    • Fruit: Tropical and Some Citrus
      • Quality/Character: Under Ripe/Rotting
      • Specific: Approachable Lemon, Green Pineapple, Green Mango Dipped in Vinegar, and Starfruit,  
    • Non-Fruit: Popcorn, Butter, Sweet Rising Dough, and Sweet petroleum
    • Balance: Balanced
    • Length/Finish: Med/+ and Lingering
    • Complexity: Med

Ginger Spice

Dry, Full Bodied, Complex ~ ABV 12% 750ml ~ $24

gingerSpice_339x339Ginger Spice is hand crafted with island honey and starfruit, and infused with organic raw ginger and winter spices. The result is a bold complex honey wine with notes of baked apples, gingerbread cookies, and a touch of cedar that is perfect any time of year by your favorite bonfire and a complement to any holiday table. Share a bottle for thanksgiving or throughout the holidays and be prepared to have a second bottle ready! ABV 12% 750ml

    • Clarity: Slightly Cloudy
    • Color: Straw/Gold
    • Intensity: Med/-
    • Viscosity: Med/-
    • Gas/Sediment: Gas Bubbles
    • Intensity: Med
    • Youthful/Vinous: Gaining Age
    • Fruit: Stone
      • Quality/Character: Baked
      • Specific: Baked Peaches, Baked Apples + Cinnamon, Clove, and Honey, and Candied Orange Peels
    • Non-Fruit: Cardamom, Clove, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Baking Spices, Nutmeg, Dried Picked Ginger, Woody Bark, Christmas Party, Gingerbread Cookies, Gummy Ginger Candy, Carrot Cake, Spiced Almonds, Cinnamon and Brown Sugar, and Cedar
    • Sweetness: Dry
    • Tannin: Low/-
    • Acid: Med
    • Alcohol: Med/+
    • Body: Med/+
    • Fruit: Stone
      • Quality/Character: Baked
      • Specific: Baked Apple with Brown Sugar and Spices, and Pasteurized Orange Juice
    • Non-Fruit: Baking Spices, Gingerbread, Sweet Bread, Ginger Candied (mirrored from nose), and Warm Cedar
    • Balance: Balanced
    • Length/Finish: Med/+ with Baking Spices Lingering
    • Complexity: Med/+

Cacao Moon

Semi-Sweet, Bubbly, Decadent ~ ABV 13% 750ml ~ $30

cacaoMoon_339x343Hand crafted from macadamia nut blossom honey, and infused with organic Kaua’i cacao and vanilla beans, Cacao Moon is a sweet blessing from Hawaii. Hints of chocolate mousse, sweet-potato pie, white flowers & vanilla extract blend perfectly to create a naturally effervescent, semi-sweet honey wine. Nicknamed the ‘panty dropper’ by the locals, Cacao Moon is sure to bring romance under the moonlit sky! ABV 13%. 750ml

    • Clarity: Clear
    • Color: Straw
    • Intensity: Low/+
    • Hues: Light Cold Magenta/Violet
    • Viscosity: Med/+
    • Gas/Sediment: Some Gas Bubbles + Some Effervesces (sparkles!)
    • Intensity: Med
    • Youthful/Vinous: Gaining Age
    • Non-Fruit: Floral, Vanilla Bean, Vanilla Extract, Frozen Vanilla Yogurt, Whoppers (artificial malt chocolate covers balls), and Mascara
    • Earth/Mineral: Cold Slate
    • Sweetness: Off-Dry/+
    • Acid: Low
    • Alcohol: Low/+
    • Body: Med
    • Texture: Round and Creamy
    • Non-Fruit: Vanilla, Jello Chocolate Pudding, Mud Pie, White Creamy Flowers, Unsweetened Whip Cream,  Light Vegetal, Pastry with Vanilla Creaminess, Clover Blossom, and Sweet Potato Pie with Marshmallow and Cream
    • Balance: Floral Mostly, Balanced
    • Length/Finish: Med/+ with Vanilla Floral
    • Complexity: Med/+

Deviant Beehavior

Sweet & Spicy ~ ABV 13% 750ml ~ $30

deviantBeehavior_339x337Our latest release, now available in limited quantities.
Crafted from Kauai wildflower honey, Hawaiian chili pepper & organic white pineapple, this sweet and spicy mead has rightfully earned it’s nickname “The Local Boy”! Lots of complex chili and vegetal components to nicely balance the presences of pineapple with hints of allspice, maple syrup, mango chutney, fragrant white flowers and cacao. Enjoy with island style poke, a thick (grass fed) steak, coconut curry and other heavy creamy dishes or rich dark chocolate. 13% ABV 22oz

    • Clarity: Silghtly Cloudy
    • Color: Gold
    • Intensity: Med
    • Hues: Green/Amber
    • Viscosity: Med/+
    • Gas/Sediment: Gas Bubbles
    • Intensity: Med/+
    • Youthful/Vinous: Gaining Age
    • Non-Fruit: Herbal, Green, Chilis, Sweet, Chocolate Covered Chilis, Honeyed Flowers, Honeysuckle, Gardenia, Bell Pepper, Sage, Italian Spices, Chili Bowl Spices (including chocolate), Chocolate Pokey, and Acrylic Paint
    • Sweetness: Off-Dry
    • Acid: Med/-
    • Alcohol: Med
    • Spicy: Med/+
    • Body: Med/+
    • Texture: Gripping/Smooth
    • Fruit: Tropical
    • Quality/Character: Jammy
    • Specific: Mango Syrup
    • Non-Fruit: Herbal, Spicy, Basil, Green Peppers, Dried Roses or Violet, Yellow Flowers, Honey Cyan Cleanse, True Maple Syrup, Spicy Honey Glaze, Allspice, Fresh Leaf, and Bitter Light Chocolate/Artificial Chocolate “Extract”
    • Earth/Mineral: Dusty Hot Lava Rock
    • Balance: Herbal–Spicy Syrup Driven–Weightiness
    • Length/Finish: Med/+ with a Lingering Spicy Tingle
    • Complexity: Med/+

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