Australia’s favourite honey wine. Our family treasure. If you’ve never tried wine made from honey, start with the best. Because Maxwell Mead is Maxwell-made. Making wine from honey instead of grapes was first introduced to this country by Mark Maxwell’s father, Ken (1915 – 2004) whose devotion to the ancient craft created the benchmark for modern mead-making around the world. Today, Maxwell Mead is Australia’s favourite honey wine and the most successful range in the Southern Hemisphere. Not only is mead thought to be the oldest fermented drink originating in Northern China as far back as 7,000 BC, when the ancient Greeks discovered it, but they also called it ‘ambrosia’: the nectar of the gods.