Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Hidden Legend Winery

Hidden Legend Winery is a producer of premium mead (honey wine), made from the finest honey and wild berries. It is a family owned winery located in the mountains of Montana. The ingredients used in its mead are produced and harvested almost exclusively in Montana. There is a growing wine industry in Montana and Hidden Legend Winery is proud to be in on the ground floor of developing this industry.

Ken Schultz has been making wine for almost 40 years and been involved in commercial mead making for almost 10 years. This experience brings something to his meads that you will not find in many. The meads produced by Ken are fashioned after the fine table wines he is accustomed to making. These are not syrupy, super sweet meads but very balanced table wines made from honey. Ken’s meads have consistently won medals in international wine competitions, including two gold medals for his Wild Chokecherry Mead. One of these gold medals was received from the Northwest Wine Summit in 2008 and the other from the Taster’s Guild International Wine Tasting for 2009. You can read all about these awards by clicking here.

Ken started his commercial mead making career as the wine maker, in a partnership with Lisa Schultz (his wife) and a few friends, under the name of Painted Rocks Winery. Ken and Lisa broke away from Painted Rocks Winery in 2004 and started making mead under their own label, Trapper Creek Winery, in 2005. In 2008 Trapper Creek Winery changed its name to Hidden Legend Winery after another Montana winery complained of name similarities. In 2008 Joe Schultz joined the team at Hidden Legend Winery after serving in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years and in 2009 Pat Schultz came home from 4 years of service in the U.S. Air Force and is working with the family as well. Hidden Legend Winery is a family owned and operated business dedicated to making premium meads as well as introducing Eastern U.S. native grape wines to the Western United States.

This Family owned winery makes the best mead money can buy. You will not be disappointed when you taste these premium meads. You can pair them with food or enjoy them on their own. If you have never tried mead these are good meads to start with. Whether you are an experienced mead drinker or just getting ready to try it for the first time, you can’t go wrong with the meads produced at Hidden Legend Winery.