Local Texas Meadery
Born out of our love of beekeeping, cooking, and wine making Tom Bombadil Meadery is here to bring truly dry and refreshing Meads (honey wine) to the world and specifically, Texas. Mead maker James McElhanon has been making wine for almost 40 years with a special interest in Texas grown fruit and honey wine combinations.
James has been a beekeeper with as many as 300 hives at one time for over 40 years and has been developing his award winning Mead recipe for around 20 years. His Texas Wildflower won 1st place in Dry mead category at the Texas Mead Festival in 2013 and 2014 and was runner up for best of show. His Texas Orange Blossom Mead won 2nd place in the Dry mead category in 2014. These meads are treated with tender, loving care to bring out the best, and keep the original nature of the honey in finished product.
James McElhanon is a former Austin Firefighter, a retired electronics occupational education teacher, and has worked for the Texas Department of Health in the Division of Food and Drugs as a sanitarian. He is knowledgeable in Food and Drug safety rules and regulation having worked as a health inspector for eight years.