About

Mead Bottles being stacked

THE ORIGINAL SPARKLING MEAD

A SWEET NEWCOMER TO THE SPARKLING CATEGORY

Van Hunks is a sparkling brand that was launched in an effort to bring the energy, excitement and intrigue for the spirits world and use it to refresh a dull and tired Sparkling Category.

The Van Hunks journey initially kicked off in 2020 with an innovative and modern Sparkling Mead, available in two flavours – a Sparkling Mead Brut and a Sparkling Brut Rosé. In case you didn’t know already, but mead is an alcoholic drink that is created by fermenting honey with water and yeast. Yep, just three simple ingredients. Our mead is crafted at Melearea at the heart of Cape Town, South Africa.

4 Van Hunks Bottles

INSPIRED BY A LEGEND

ESCAPING THE ORDINARY

Who is Van Hunks, you ask? Jan Van Hunks was a legend who was notorious for escaping the ordinary. He was a man with a keen imagination and tenacious spirit. Pipe packed and drink in hand, he’d stroll through the Fynbos and scale the sandstone mountain cliffs in search of the perfect perch and contemplate the beauty of it all. It is here where he discovered the Meadery.

Bring on 2021, our Van Hunks family of two grew into four as we welcomed our new Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) range with open arms (and a bottle in each hand!) Our Van Hunks Brut and Brut Rosé MCC’s were born and bred from the lavish lands of South Africa, Stellenbosch.

Van Hunks Vineyard

A FRUITFUL LAND

MOTHER NATURE'S SONG IN THE MOTHER CITY

Stellenbosch is a region in the Western-Cape and is renowned for its fruitful wine-producing land. As we already know, our main character Mr Jan Van Hunks himself, was a keen wanderer. After his adventures in Cape Town, he would find himself in the Stellenbosch vineyards where he would nibble on grapes, kept company by the ducks and guinea fowls as well as whistled along to the vibrant hum of honey bees. His favourite vineyard of them all, Villeria Wines, is where our delicious MCC’s were created.

Who knows where our old friend Jan Van Hunks will venture out to next? Maybe we will find him hitchhiking up the West Coast, trekking along the beaches of Plettenberg Bay or bundu-bashing in Pretoria? Apparently he already on his way to his next destination..