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Savior of the honey feast day at Russian Chapel Hills Winery
August 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Savior of the Honey Feast Day is considered the very first autumn’s festivity because by this time the beehives have already been filled with honey, and beekeepers traditionally start reaping the harvest. Since ancient times, on this day there is a special tradition to gather fresh honey and take it to the church to bless it. Only after this ritual, you are allowed to eat it. People believed that honey had mystical and healing powers, which could overcome many diseases.
Wild honey farming was one of the first Slavic trades, and Vdovichenko Bee Farm continues the traditions of classic untreated and unfiltered raw honey. In 1700s, the first fermented honey appeared as a luxury product in Europe, where it was imported in huge quantities. Natural fermentation took decades, rendering the product very expensive and only accessible to the nobility. Faster fermentation was discovered through heating the honey mixture, making Medovukha a traditional Russian folk drink. Russian Chapel Hills winery used traditional folk honey fermentation methods to bring you the most authentic Medovukha today.◊♦