View Full Version : Going into business

10-27-2003, 06:35 AM
Would anyone care to share some of the hassles involved in starting a meadery?

12-21-2003, 01:04 AM
I am thinking of going back to grad school. I am thinking that developing a business plan for a start-up meadery would be a good MBA project.

Any thoughts from anyone in the know?

12-28-2003, 11:33 PM
What about contract brewing (contract 'meading?') ? Are there any meaderies willing to do this?


Vicky Rowe
02-11-2004, 09:23 AM

Check out Julia's article on getting started. I have it now on the main page of Gotmead. Also, if you'd like to look into contract 'meading', get the list of meaderies from the list here, and send them a letter. Word it carefully, and keep in mind that many of the meaderies are either small home-based operations (Smokehouse in VA is one of these) or wineries that do mead as a sideline.

Be respectful, ask nicely, and give them an incentive. Most of the meadery owners I've met have been great folks, and many were us just a few years ago.

Good luck, and all of you in this thread that are starting or thinking of starting, don't forget to let *ME* know what's going on, you could get a lot of good press on Gotmead in the form of 'trials and tribs' articles and startup announcements.