Martin Jackson, food and drink tasting teacher

Martin Jackson

local_activity experiences: Food and Drink Tasting

5.0 (44)
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I am the owner of the only meadery in the Hunter Region - Honey Wines Australia.




Ben Reid Jul 2024

Wanted to find some variety on our hunter Valley trip and the meadery was a great point of differnce to the cellar doors we had been to. Martin has a lot of passion for his craft. Tip! - leave plenty of time - you will get lot os information if you are interested in how mead is made. There was a surprising amount of variety in the Mead and there was also some fun/nerdy labelling showing some of the mead as "potions", reminding of my dungeons and dragons memories. We came away with many bottles after this experience, run out of a garage on a private property in Broke.

Mead Wine and Honey Tasting Experience review by Ben Reid - NSW Country

Melanie French Jul 2024

Martin was a super host, loved every minute. Products are superb. Please go and taste his divine mead and honey.

Melanie McLeod Jul 2024

We went for a mead tasting and between us got to try 12 different kinds on offer! Our host was friendly and knowledge, treating us to trivia on the mead making history and process and the bee keeping and honey gathering process. The meads were all distinct and flavourful, we ended up with 3 different bottles! All around great atmosphere and experience, would definitely recommend!
Mel & Tim

Victoria Gassner Jul 2024

Great to learn about the mead making techniques and unique flavours! Thanks Martin, a great experience.

Allan Brown Jul 2024

Great way to spend an afternoon.
Martin is a great character.
The mead and honey are delicious.
The tasting is very affordable, and with no pressure to buy afterwards.
Not that that is a problem, because it tastes good enough you'll want to take some home anyway.

I've been there twice, but lineup does change so I'll no doubt be back.

Kevin Annis Jul 2024

Good value for money
Martin explains the complete process, very passionate about his honey wine creations.
Tasting the different honey wines was very good.
We were staying at his Air B&B
Attending a wedding in Broke
Great friendly host

Graeme Buckie Jun 2024

Was very interested in buying a few bottles, but decided to pop in for a tasting first and very glad I did. Excellent experience, good conversation, great meads.

And the one I was very keen to order was not a taste that was for me in the end, but I definitely found several that were.

Joanna Agnew Jun 2024

Friendly knowledgeable host, incredible Meads and flavoured honey's, topped off with a cute ginger cat!

Caitlin Manoharan Jun 2024

Such a great find - Martin was so friendly and informative and the session was great fun! Definitely recommending to friends :)

Jessica Maree Jun 2024

Friendliest staff and great products! Highly recommend for anyone who’s visiting the Hunter Valley.

Amy Coles May 2024

Great unique wine tasting experience. Martin was very friendly and knowledgeable - great to be able to try different types of wines! Would highly recommend if you're in the Broke area!

Beau Olsen Apr 2024

An excellent experience of meads and honey with great insights from Martin. Lovely scenery too!

Food and Drink Tasting experience review by Beau Olsen - NSW Country

Rosemary Smith Apr 2024

Martin was very friendly and knowledgeable and shared his enthusiasm for mead making in a very informative and interesting manner.
We sampled 6 of his current mead flavours and also a variety of his honey products.
Certainly good value for money and would recommend to anybody who is looking for a different experience

Sally Hill Apr 2024

tasting weekend, host was very knowledgeable. Venue was fine although prefer to sit not on stools. tasted mead and honey, good value for money, i loved the honey

Deborah Law Apr 2024

We booked a tasting during a long weekend stay in the Hunter. Our host was really knowledgeable and entertaining. Co-host Ricky was very friendly also! The venue was lovely, well set up and with a beautiful outlook over neighbouring grapevines. We were able to choose 6 different meads to taste, and a selection of honey products, and wow they were beautiful! We purchased a couple of our favourites to take home. As a family of beekeepers ourselves it was a fascinating experience to learn about a different honey product we haven’t explored ourselves. Thank you so much, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and if we find ourselves in the hunter again we will pay you a visit!

Mead Wine and Honey Tasting Experience review by Deborah Law - NSW Country

Anita Tsui Apr 2024

We really enjoyed our mead and honey tasting experience. Martin was very knowledgeable about mead and was interesting listening to how he started his business. The flavours we got to try were also very unique.

Samantha Baddock Mar 2024

Martin was an excellent host, very thorough and informative. He was also very friendly and helpful.
Our group tasted some home grown and flavoured Mead(honey wine)
And also some honey.
And made several purchases

Daphne Zhao Mar 2024

Martin is a very knowledgeable and friendly host. It was an amazing experience and we had lots of fun.

Food and Drink Tasting experience review by Daphne Zhao - NSW Country

Rebecca Barsing Feb 2024

My husband found this through a instagram ad, and we went for his birthday with the family. He rarely finds things he wants to do, and this is right up his alley. We tasted 6 meads each, and got to choose the flavours, and then 6 different flavoured honey varieties, including an outstanding chilli honey! This is such great value for money, the meads were different, surprising and delicious. The honeys were amazing. We bought heaps of each to take home, including Viking inspired cups and steins.

Dayna Wilson Feb 2024

This was a wonderful experience. Martin was a great host with a lot of knowledge on the products. A great range of flavours to try in Mead also the honey flavours were delicious. I would recommend for something different when in the Hunter Valley.

Mead Wine and Honey Tasting Experience review by Dayna Wilson - NSW Country

Kyle Stewart Feb 2024

It was a great experience. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Had a great time with my partner and was able to get a bottle of the last mana potion. Will definitely be coming back

Food and Drink Tasting experience review by Kyle Stewart - NSW Country

Joanne Buchanan Dec 2023

Martin was very welcoming and knowledgeable about all things Mead and Honey. The Mead tasting was relaxed and delish. The venue was small enough to ask questions or listen to others questions throughout the session.
Finishing off with a tasting of several raw honey flavours was lovely.

Food and Drink Tasting experience review by Joanne Buchanan - NSW Country

Angela Wong Dec 2023

We had a wonderful experience with Martin! Tasting a range of meads while learning about beekeeping adds a unique and educational dimension to the overall enjoyment. It's great when hosts provide insightful information, enhancing the tasting experience. Cheers to a memorable mead tasting and beekeeping exploration!

Susan Parker Dec 2023

Martin knows his stuff, this was our 2nd tasting and enjoyed it just as much as the first. Well worth a trip out to Broke.
Highly recommend

Shreya Biswas Nov 2023

Great first time mead tasting experience! Martin was very knowledgeable and welcoming, I highly recommend :)

Denis Crossman Nov 2023

Thank you for an informative and tasty experience, and foryour wonderful support with our unwell Brother in law.

James Michie Oct 2023

A great host and comfortable surroundings. Most welcoming, a tasty product and a fun different experience.

Sandy Kershaw Oct 2023

Loved Martin's knowledge and enthusiasm!
Fun thing to do while in the Hunter for a weekend away with friends

Chantelle Selby Sep 2023

The best mead I've had, big fan of the peach & Turkish delight ones in particular. Host was lovely & informative. Thankyou!

Jessica Wetzler Aug 2023

Very friendly and informative. My family and I learned a lot bout mead and how it was flavoured. We all had a great time!

Anonymised ClassBento student Aug 2023

Good selection of meads to sample. Our favourite was the cherry coconut and the passionfruit flavours. You also get to sample different flavours of honey at the end. The honey with chilli is really good and had a real kick!

Andy Lau Aug 2023

Highly recommend visiting, not far from polkobin.

This was an amazing and unique tasting experience. My favourite meads were the original, watermelon, peach amd passionfruit, and lemon lime.

Martin is obviously very passionate and knowledgeable about his craft. He was very helpful with all of our questions and I learnt a lot from the tasting today.

Food and Drink Tasting experience review by Andy Lau - NSW Country

Mia Pacey Aug 2023

Fantastic experience and tasty mead. It is a must do when visiting the hunter wine region. We booked a tasting of mead and honey and it was the best thing we did all weekend. We learned a lot about how mead is made and how it is flavoured. We couldn't decide which was our favourite they are all so good. We loved the Turkish delight, peach and passionfruit, cherry and coconut, and lemon lime.
The flavoured honey is to die for, especially vanilla infused honey.
The owner / host was so friendly and helpful. He is so passionate about what he does and it shows in his professional but laid back style. Great local business and I recommend anyone in the area should book a tasting.

Mead Wine and Honey Tasting Experience review by Mia Pacey - NSW Country

Kate Kirkman Aug 2023

Martin was very personable, knowledgeable and engaging. We enjoyed our time and came away with a number of products to be enjoyed!

Prue Molan Aug 2023

Martin was very knowledgeable and helpful. He is friendly but not pushy.
Great experience for all of us.

Joven Lazo Jul 2023

Martin was very accommodating and informative. All the products were amazing and you could tell they were made with passion and love

Alex Smith Jul 2023

Martin was a fantastic host and incredibly knowledgeable on everything mead and bee keeping.
Furthermore the flavour range offered offers profiles for a broad range of taste palates so there should be something for everyone. Very welcoming definitely making it for a must stop over while in the area.

Renee Livingstone Jul 2023

Thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Martin is very knowledgeable and an excellent host. The flavours of the different meads were all great, hard to choose a favourite.

Leigh Perrott Jul 2023

This was our first time trying mead and it absolutely surpassed all expectations! Martin was great and very knowledgeable. The honey was all amazing too :)

Dejan Jakovljevic Jul 2023

Martin was great host and informative. Honey and Mead were great. We enjoyed this experience.

Collett Smart Jun 2023

What a wonderful experience and so different. Martin is so knowledgeable!
Highly recommended as something to try in the Hunter Valley.

Angela Lawton Jun 2023

What a lovely relaxing experience this was- beautiful location and delicious range of mead and honey. Highly recommended!

Clare Medhurst Jun 2023

Fantastic tasting in the hunter valley with a difference, unique experience amongst all the wine and beer tasting, very enjoyable , Martin was very passionate and knowledgeable about his craft looking forward to future purchases.
All the best for the future
Clare and Jason central coast

Food and Drink Tasting experience review by Clare Medhurst - NSW Country

Jaimee Costello Apr 2023

Great mead and very informative tasting. Relaxed and comfortable setting. A great start to our day exploring the region.

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