About Lindisfarne Ltd.
Lindisfarne Mead is a unique alcoholic fortified wine manufactured here on the
Holy Island of Lindisfarne. The honey which is used in the production of
Lindisfarne Mead is drawn from the four corners of the world and here, on the
island, it is vatted with fermented grape juice, honey, herbs, and the pure
natural water of an artesian well and fortified with fine spirits to produce
this unique drink.
Lindisfarne Mead is produced exclusively on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne,
situated off the Northumbrian Coast. This island is the "Cradle of
Christianity" in England, for in the year 634 A.D., Oswald, King of
Northumberland, brought St. Aidan from the island of Iona to establish a
The motifs illuminating our labels are drawn from Bishop Eadfrith's
magnificient Lindisfarne Gospels written circa 700 AD., which, with the Books
of Durrow and Kells, remain a living testimony to the devotion and love of
beauty and culture which existed in those distant times.
Mr J Michael Hackett, Founder and Managing Director of the original company formed in 1962
Situated in the centre of the village, just off the village green. The Winery
Showroom which has been open to the public since 1968 attracts over 200,000
visitors per annum from all over the world.
The Priory is now in ruins yet much of the original beautiful Norman arches and
pillars are preserved, and the Brew House, which was used by the monks can
still be seen.
For over 41 years Sheila has been making our fudge
You can also view more information about the history of the island and information about visiting the island where you can get first hand experience of the winery and Lindisfarne.