Welcome to Contrivance Wine & Mead Co.

Award-winning meadery just south of Seattle, WA

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Come Visit Us

 


Got Mead? We are an award-winning family owned and operated Meadery located in Auburn WA one block off Auburn Way on C Street. We hand-craft small batches of premium honey wine (mead) in many different flavors. We aim to have something for everyone. We have meads featuring sweetness levels ranging from dry to dessert wine. Our meadery has tasting flights ($10 per person, refundable with bottle purchase) and glass pours, and of course we encourage adopting bottles of your favorites for later.  We also have a mead subscription club where members get first access to new flavors and a 20% discount on all bottles! If you have never tried mead before you owe it to yourself to come visit us!


Small batch premium wine outside of Woodinville? Yes it’s possible! We specialize in red wine, but of course we make white wine too. We are located in North Auburn, near the car dealerships. With everything from barrel-aged reds to stainless fermented white wines, we love them all and think you will too. We are also known to put wine & mead into bourbon barrels for aging, with incredible results.

award winning mead and wine

@drinkcontrivance
  • Time to break out your fanciest top hat and a bottle of mead!
  • Hot off the labeler and ready just in time for Father's Day! 

Do you like bourbon? Our bourbon barrel aged syrah wine is back, baby! Aged 1 and a half years in barrels, our Barrage Syrah will blow your socks off. 

#fathersday #fathersdaygifts #giftforhim  #auburnwa #winery #auburnwashington #contrivance #fyp #supportsmallbusiness #bourbonbarrel  #bourbon #getitnow🔥 #getitnow
  • First filtering at the new shop. This black gold is our Barrage Syrah, ready for its come back. 

For those who don't know, our Barrage Syrah is a bourbon barrel aged syrah that is lip smacking delicious! It sold out fast last time we had it, so we made 3 barrels instead of just 1 like last time. 

Don't worry. We'll let you know when it's ready to go home with you. 

 #fyp #supportsmallbusiness #thursdayvibes #madscientist #bourbonbarrel #auburnwa #auburnwashington #washingtonwine #winery #inprogress #hardatwork #geterdone #contrivance #comingsoon #bourbonbarrelsyrah #bourbonwine #bourbonbarrelredwine
  • Don't forget dad. Find us at the following markets this week to get him a bottle or 2. Tell us the secret phrase to get 10% off.

Wednesday - Fairwood Night Market 4pm to 8pm

Thursday - Enumclaw Farmers Market 3pm to 7pm

Saturday - Maple Valley Farmers Market 9am to 2pm
-and-
Puyallup Farmers Market 9am to 7pm for their Meeker Days Celebration

Come say hi and tell us "dad needs mead" for 10% off. Offer ends Sunday.

#giftfordad #fathersdaygifts #fairwoodmarketnight #enumclawfarmersmarket #maplevalleyfarmersmarket #puyallupfarmersmarket #meekerdays #giftideas
  • This antique Lefco Ebulliometer might be the most steampunk thing at the meadery. 🎩  It measures alcohol percentage by comparing the boiling point of water to the boiling point of alcohol. Complete with real mercury thermometer 🤒
  • Gorgeous Thursday for the first day of the North Bend Farmers Market . Lots of great vendors and food trucks waiting for you to come by starting at 4pm. We'll be here until 8pm. See ya soon!

#siviewmetroparks #northbendwa #comesayhello #fyp #farmersmarketlife #supportsmallbusiness #thursdayvibes #thursdaysun
  • It’s wine blending time! 3 bourbon barrels of Syrah. 

#madscientist #bourbonbarrel
  • Farmers Market season is officially in full swing now. Each week you'll be able to find us at several different markets and we'll try to keep you updated on where to find us. 

Below is our schedule for this week. 

As always, our tasting room in Auburn is open Wed - Fri noon to 6pm and Sat 3:30pm to 7pm.

#rentonfarmersmarket #puyallupfarmersmarket #siviewfarmersmarket #siviewmetroparks  #comesayhello #farmersmarketlife #supportsmallbusiness #fyp #rentonwa #puyallupwa #northbendwa
  • It's a little soggy out but there are still a lot of vendors and food trucks awaiting you at the Auburn Farmers Market today. We'll be here from 10am to 3pm. 

#auburnwafarmersmarket #auburnwa #supportsmallbusiness #farmersmarketlife #comesayhello #soggysunday
Time to break out your fanciest top hat and a bottle of mead!
Time to break out your fanciest top hat and a bottle of mead!
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Hot off the labeler and ready just in time for Father's Day! 

Do you like bourbon? Our bourbon barrel aged syrah wine is back, baby! Aged 1 and a half years in barrels, our Barrage Syrah will blow your socks off. 

#fathersday #fathersdaygifts #giftforhim  #auburnwa #winery #auburnwashington #contrivance #fyp #supportsmallbusiness #bourbonbarrel  #bourbon #getitnow🔥 #getitnow
Hot off the labeler and ready just in time for Father's Day! Do you like bourbon? Our bourbon barrel aged syrah wine is back, baby! Aged 1 and a half years in barrels, our Barrage Syrah will blow your socks off. #fathersday #fathersdaygifts #giftforhim #auburnwa #winery #auburnwashington #contrivance #fyp #supportsmallbusiness #bourbonbarrel #bourbon #getitnow🔥 #getitnow
3 days ago
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First filtering at the new shop. This black gold is our Barrage Syrah, ready for its come back. 

For those who don't know, our Barrage Syrah is a bourbon barrel aged syrah that is lip smacking delicious! It sold out fast last time we had it, so we made 3 barrels instead of just 1 like last time. 

Don't worry. We'll let you know when it's ready to go home with you. 

 #fyp #supportsmallbusiness #thursdayvibes #madscientist #bourbonbarrel #auburnwa #auburnwashington #washingtonwine #winery #inprogress #hardatwork #geterdone #contrivance #comingsoon #bourbonbarrelsyrah #bourbonwine #bourbonbarrelredwine
First filtering at the new shop. This black gold is our Barrage Syrah, ready for its come back. For those who don't know, our Barrage Syrah is a bourbon barrel aged syrah that is lip smacking delicious! It sold out fast last time we had it, so we made 3 barrels instead of just 1 like last time. Don't worry. We'll let you know when it's ready to go home with you. #fyp #supportsmallbusiness #thursdayvibes #madscientist #bourbonbarrel #auburnwa #auburnwashington #washingtonwine #winery #inprogress #hardatwork #geterdone #contrivance #comingsoon #bourbonbarrelsyrah #bourbonwine #bourbonbarrelredwine
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Don't forget dad. Find us at the following markets this week to get him a bottle or 2. Tell us the secret phrase to get 10% off.

Wednesday - Fairwood Night Market 4pm to 8pm

Thursday - Enumclaw Farmers Market 3pm to 7pm

Saturday - Maple Valley Farmers Market 9am to 2pm
-and-
Puyallup Farmers Market 9am to 7pm for their Meeker Days Celebration

Come say hi and tell us "dad needs mead" for 10% off. Offer ends Sunday.

#giftfordad #fathersdaygifts #fairwoodmarketnight #enumclawfarmersmarket #maplevalleyfarmersmarket #puyallupfarmersmarket #meekerdays #giftideas
Don't forget dad. Find us at the following markets this week to get him a bottle or 2. Tell us the secret phrase to get 10% off. Wednesday - Fairwood Night Market 4pm to 8pm Thursday - Enumclaw Farmers Market 3pm to 7pm Saturday - Maple Valley Farmers Market 9am to 2pm -and- Puyallup Farmers Market 9am to 7pm for their Meeker Days Celebration Come say hi and tell us "dad needs mead" for 10% off. Offer ends Sunday. #giftfordad #fathersdaygifts #fairwoodmarketnight #enumclawfarmersmarket #maplevalleyfarmersmarket #puyallupfarmersmarket #meekerdays #giftideas
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This antique Lefco Ebulliometer might be the most steampunk thing at the meadery. 🎩  It measures alcohol percentage by comparing the boiling point of water to the boiling point of alcohol. Complete with real mercury thermometer 🤒
This antique Lefco Ebulliometer might be the most steampunk thing at the meadery. 🎩 It measures alcohol percentage by comparing the boiling point of water to the boiling point of alcohol. Complete with real mercury thermometer 🤒
2 weeks ago
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Gorgeous Thursday for the first day of the North Bend Farmers Market . Lots of great vendors and food trucks waiting for you to come by starting at 4pm. We'll be here until 8pm. See ya soon!

#siviewmetroparks #northbendwa #comesayhello #fyp #farmersmarketlife #supportsmallbusiness #thursdayvibes #thursdaysun
Gorgeous Thursday for the first day of the North Bend Farmers Market . Lots of great vendors and food trucks waiting for you to come by starting at 4pm. We'll be here until 8pm. See ya soon! #siviewmetroparks #northbendwa #comesayhello #fyp #farmersmarketlife #supportsmallbusiness #thursdayvibes #thursdaysun
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It’s wine blending time! 3 bourbon barrels of Syrah. 

#madscientist #bourbonbarrel
It’s wine blending time! 3 bourbon barrels of Syrah. #madscientist #bourbonbarrel
2 weeks ago
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Farmers Market season is officially in full swing now. Each week you'll be able to find us at several different markets and we'll try to keep you updated on where to find us. 

Below is our schedule for this week. 

As always, our tasting room in Auburn is open Wed - Fri noon to 6pm and Sat 3:30pm to 7pm.

#rentonfarmersmarket #puyallupfarmersmarket #siviewfarmersmarket #siviewmetroparks  #comesayhello #farmersmarketlife #supportsmallbusiness #fyp #rentonwa #puyallupwa #northbendwa
Farmers Market season is officially in full swing now. Each week you'll be able to find us at several different markets and we'll try to keep you updated on where to find us. Below is our schedule for this week. As always, our tasting room in Auburn is open Wed - Fri noon to 6pm and Sat 3:30pm to 7pm. #rentonfarmersmarket #puyallupfarmersmarket #siviewfarmersmarket #siviewmetroparks #comesayhello #farmersmarketlife #supportsmallbusiness #fyp #rentonwa #puyallupwa #northbendwa
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It's a little soggy out but there are still a lot of vendors and food trucks awaiting you at the Auburn Farmers Market today. We'll be here from 10am to 3pm. 

#auburnwafarmersmarket #auburnwa #supportsmallbusiness #farmersmarketlife #comesayhello #soggysunday
It's a little soggy out but there are still a lot of vendors and food trucks awaiting you at the Auburn Farmers Market today. We'll be here from 10am to 3pm. 

#auburnwafarmersmarket #auburnwa #supportsmallbusiness #farmersmarketlife #comesayhello #soggysunday
It's a little soggy out but there are still a lot of vendors and food trucks awaiting you at the Auburn Farmers Market today. We'll be here from 10am to 3pm. #auburnwafarmersmarket #auburnwa #supportsmallbusiness #farmersmarketlife #comesayhello #soggysunday
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