making meads modern

Lilly Belle Meads develops craft meads
at its licensed New York State Farm Winery,
11 W. Main St,
Village of Lancaster, NY 14086.


Lilly Belle Mead’s story began over 14 year ago when the Marshall’s  purchased their first wine-making and brewing kits.  Their techniques evolved into utilizing honey as the base for their fermented beverages.  Honey reflects the flavors from the surrounding floral environment and contributes a unique body and character within the meads.  Being parents, beekeepers and farmers, the Marshall’s are committed to promoting and practicing environmentally safe farming and production.  Lilly Belle Meads creates awareness about the honeybee crisis and promotes education on beekeeping topics. Lilly Belle Meads revels in the satisfaction of knowing that their meads involve not only a partnership of the owners, but also with Mother Nature herself.

Events / News

Bidwell Farmers Market

Lilly Belle Meads will be appearing weekly at the Elmwood Village Farmers Market from 8-1pm.  Lilly Belle Meads focuses on using locally sourced raw honey, hops and fruits in our meads. Stop by and try a sample.


Lilly Belle Meads is currently offering:

Honey & Hops – a classic version of mead (and our most popular) comprised of local WNY honey and a blend of dried hops with just a hint of lemon juice.  It has semi-dry citrusy finish with a refreshing carbonation.  ~10% ABV







HONEY CHILL – Mead fermented cold with a pilsner yeast giving it a crisp lager quality while maintaining a honey aroma and slightly sweet taste.  
~8% ABV







Honey & Elderflower – a semi-dry carbonated mead fermented with dried elderflowers giving it a floral  and slight citrusy flavor.  ~10% ABV








Bee Sassy – a dry carbonated mead flavored with dried sarsaparilla root with tastes of vanilla.  Best enjoyed at room temperature to taste the subtleties provided by the honey.  ~8% ABV

Bobby – a Bouche style mead that is made by burning wildflower honey and then fermenting it down.  It finishes with a sweet full bodied bourdon like flavor.  This mead emphasizes the unique flavors found in honey. Watch out as it packs a punch with ~14% ABV.








Honey Lime & Mint 










On a limited basis Lilly Belle Meads offers:

Honey & Wet Hops – a seasonal version of our Honey & Hops utilizing fresh hops grown at our farm.  The flavor is enjoyed more as a mouthfeel than aromatic. ~10% ABV available in 750 mL bottles.

Traditional Honey Wine Offerings:

Bee Berry – a semi-dry wine that blends local honey, blueberries, strawberries, apricots, pears with just a hint of lime.  ~12% ABV

Bee Blu – This is a honey wine packed with blueberry flavor.  If you’re looking for a blueberry wine that is not overpoweringly sweet this is for you. ~12% ABV

Bee Raz – a semi-dry full bodied wine that blends local honey, black and red raspberries, blackberries and pears.  A wine that red wine and fruit wine drinkers can agree on is delicious.  ~12% ABV







H.A.P.P.Y. – a still wine that is a semi-sweet blend of local honey, apricots, pears and pineapple that will truly make you happy. ~10.5% ABV

Purpeara –a semi-sweet honey wine made with concord grapes and pears and just a hint of lemon.  ~10.5% ABV

On a limited basis Lilly Belle Meads offers:

Wild Fermented Melomels – Occasionally,  a batch will be ready to ferment before we pitch the yeast.  In these cases wild yeast present in honey and the fruit gets the fermentation going and contributes a unique earthy flavor.   Ask about availability.


Feel free to contact us at the Farm