Guide at a Glance
Portland, Maine, United States
Lifestyle, Wine Tour
Ben Alexander owns and operates Maine Mead Works with Carly Cope. The company began as an experiment and now, it has grown into a successful frontier of the local, artisanal movement. As he is dedicated to supporting local businesses, a wide range of ingredients are sourced locally: wildflower honey, English lavender, Gillespie, and Maxwell Farm’s strawberries, and Health Hill Farm’s elderberries.
Along with their growing family of employees, Ben believes that his enterprise is founded upon the wisdom of handcrafting and small batch production. He combines ancient tradition and modern science to produce unique wines at his meadery in downtown Portland, Maine. To Ben, Maine Mead works is about Maine — the fields, forests, and flowers that make HoneyMaker great.