Welcome to Contrivance Wine & Mead Co.

Award-winning meadery just south of Seattle, WA

con·triv·ance
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1. The use of skill to bring something about or create something.
2. A thing which is created skillfully and inventively to serve a particular purpose.

 

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
  • Another gorgeous day at the North Bend Farmers Market! Everyone is just starting to set up. Come on by for some great food, crafts, and live music. 

#siviewpark #northbendfarmersmarket #supportsmallbusiness #fyp #farmersmarketlife #comesayhello #northbendwa #thursdayvibes
  • Another gorgeous day at the North Bend Farmers Market! Everyone is just starting to set up. Come on by for some great food, crafts, and live music. 

#siviewpark #northbendfarmersmarket #supportsmallbusiness #fyp #farmersmarketlife #comesayhello #northbendwa #thursdayvibes
  • It’s a bit toasty out there today. You could cook chicken on our front door. 🤣 Luckily there’s good AC on the other side. Stay cool!
  • How long do you think we’d last outside of cell phone range? 😆
  • Some new wines have joined the Contrivance family. These are limited runs and when they sell out they are GONE! Both of these would be great for your 4th of July celebration! Along with a couple bottles of mead of course. 😉 

2021 Sauvignon Blanc - crisp peach-like flavor, great for summer BBQs ☀️ 😎

2021 Rosé from 100% Syrah grapes - refreshing wine perfect for those girls nights...or day drinking fun 🤩🍷

Grab a bottle at the farmers markets this weekend!
Tacoma Proctor Farmers' Market 
Puyallup Farmers Market 
Auburn Farmers Market 

#proctorfarmersmarket #puyallupfarmersmarket #auburnfarmersmarket #weekenddrinking #supportsmallbusiness #auburnwashington #contrivance #puyallupwa #steampunkstyle #fyp #airship #getitnow #getitnow🔥 #washingtonwine
  • Some new wines have joined the Contrivance family. These are limited runs and when they sell out they are GONE! Both of these would be great for your 4th of July celebration! Along with a couple bottles of mead of course. 😉 

2021 Sauvignon Blanc - crisp peach-like flavor, great for summer BBQs ☀️ 😎

2021 Rosé from 100% Syrah grapes - refreshing wine perfect for those girls nights...or day drinking fun 🤩🍷

Grab a bottle at the farmers markets this weekend!
Tacoma Proctor Farmers' Market 
Puyallup Farmers Market 
Auburn Farmers Market 

#proctorfarmersmarket #puyallupfarmersmarket #auburnfarmersmarket #weekenddrinking #supportsmallbusiness #auburnwashington #contrivance #puyallupwa #steampunkstyle #fyp #airship #getitnow #getitnow🔥 #washingtonwine
  • This week's line up...where to find us.

Renton Farmers Market 
Enumclaw Plateau Farmers’ Market 
Puyallup Farmers Market 
Tacoma Proctor Farmers' Market 
Auburn Farmers Market

 #contrivance #steampunkstyle #rentonfarmersmarket #supportsmallbusiness #fyp #puyallupfarmersmarket #puyallupwa #rentonwa #farmersmarketlife #auburnwa #auburnwashington #comesayhello #enumclawfarmersmarket #enumclawplateaufarmersmarket #proctorfarmersmarket #auburnfarmersmarket
  • Have you been to one of these events yet??! We’re doing it again on Sunday. Get tickets ASAP as they are almost sold out. Come try all the meads! Skål Beer Hall in Ballard.
Another gorgeous day at the North Bend Farmers Market! Everyone is just starting to set up. Come on by for some great food, crafts, and live music. 

#siviewpark #northbendfarmersmarket #supportsmallbusiness #fyp #farmersmarketlife #comesayhello #northbendwa #thursdayvibes
Another gorgeous day at the North Bend Farmers Market! Everyone is just starting to set up. Come on by for some great food, crafts, and live music. #siviewpark #northbendfarmersmarket #supportsmallbusiness #fyp #farmersmarketlife #comesayhello #northbendwa #thursdayvibes
3 days ago
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Another gorgeous day at the North Bend Farmers Market! Everyone is just starting to set up. Come on by for some great food, crafts, and live music. 

#siviewpark #northbendfarmersmarket #supportsmallbusiness #fyp #farmersmarketlife #comesayhello #northbendwa #thursdayvibes
Another gorgeous day at the North Bend Farmers Market! Everyone is just starting to set up. Come on by for some great food, crafts, and live music. #siviewpark #northbendfarmersmarket #supportsmallbusiness #fyp #farmersmarketlife #comesayhello #northbendwa #thursdayvibes
3 days ago
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It’s a bit toasty out there today. You could cook chicken on our front door. 🤣 Luckily there’s good AC on the other side. Stay cool!
It’s a bit toasty out there today. You could cook chicken on our front door. 🤣 Luckily there’s good AC on the other side. Stay cool!
1 week ago
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How long do you think we’d last outside of cell phone range? 😆
How long do you think we’d last outside of cell phone range? 😆
2 weeks ago
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Some new wines have joined the Contrivance family. These are limited runs and when they sell out they are GONE! Both of these would be great for your 4th of July celebration! Along with a couple bottles of mead of course. 😉 

2021 Sauvignon Blanc - crisp peach-like flavor, great for summer BBQs ☀️ 😎

2021 Rosé from 100% Syrah grapes - refreshing wine perfect for those girls nights...or day drinking fun 🤩🍷

Grab a bottle at the farmers markets this weekend!
Tacoma Proctor Farmers' Market 
Puyallup Farmers Market 
Auburn Farmers Market 

#proctorfarmersmarket #puyallupfarmersmarket #auburnfarmersmarket #weekenddrinking #supportsmallbusiness #auburnwashington #contrivance #puyallupwa #steampunkstyle #fyp #airship #getitnow #getitnow🔥 #washingtonwine
Some new wines have joined the Contrivance family. These are limited runs and when they sell out they are GONE! Both of these would be great for your 4th of July celebration! Along with a couple bottles of mead of course. 😉 2021 Sauvignon Blanc - crisp peach-like flavor, great for summer BBQs ☀️ 😎 2021 Rosé from 100% Syrah grapes - refreshing wine perfect for those girls nights...or day drinking fun 🤩🍷 Grab a bottle at the farmers markets this weekend! Tacoma Proctor Farmers' Market Puyallup Farmers Market Auburn Farmers Market #proctorfarmersmarket #puyallupfarmersmarket #auburnfarmersmarket #weekenddrinking #supportsmallbusiness #auburnwashington #contrivance #puyallupwa #steampunkstyle #fyp #airship #getitnow #getitnow🔥 #washingtonwine
2 weeks ago
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Some new wines have joined the Contrivance family. These are limited runs and when they sell out they are GONE! Both of these would be great for your 4th of July celebration! Along with a couple bottles of mead of course. 😉 

2021 Sauvignon Blanc - crisp peach-like flavor, great for summer BBQs ☀️ 😎

2021 Rosé from 100% Syrah grapes - refreshing wine perfect for those girls nights...or day drinking fun 🤩🍷

Grab a bottle at the farmers markets this weekend!
Tacoma Proctor Farmers' Market 
Puyallup Farmers Market 
Auburn Farmers Market 

#proctorfarmersmarket #puyallupfarmersmarket #auburnfarmersmarket #weekenddrinking #supportsmallbusiness #auburnwashington #contrivance #puyallupwa #steampunkstyle #fyp #airship #getitnow #getitnow🔥 #washingtonwine
Some new wines have joined the Contrivance family. These are limited runs and when they sell out they are GONE! Both of these would be great for your 4th of July celebration! Along with a couple bottles of mead of course. 😉 2021 Sauvignon Blanc - crisp peach-like flavor, great for summer BBQs ☀️ 😎 2021 Rosé from 100% Syrah grapes - refreshing wine perfect for those girls nights...or day drinking fun 🤩🍷 Grab a bottle at the farmers markets this weekend! Tacoma Proctor Farmers' Market Puyallup Farmers Market Auburn Farmers Market #proctorfarmersmarket #puyallupfarmersmarket #auburnfarmersmarket #weekenddrinking #supportsmallbusiness #auburnwashington #contrivance #puyallupwa #steampunkstyle #fyp #airship #getitnow #getitnow🔥 #washingtonwine
2 weeks ago
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This week's line up...where to find us.

Renton Farmers Market 
Enumclaw Plateau Farmers’ Market 
Puyallup Farmers Market 
Tacoma Proctor Farmers' Market 
Auburn Farmers Market

 #contrivance #steampunkstyle #rentonfarmersmarket #supportsmallbusiness #fyp #puyallupfarmersmarket #puyallupwa #rentonwa #farmersmarketlife #auburnwa #auburnwashington #comesayhello #enumclawfarmersmarket #enumclawplateaufarmersmarket #proctorfarmersmarket #auburnfarmersmarket
This week's line up...where to find us. Renton Farmers Market Enumclaw Plateau Farmers’ Market Puyallup Farmers Market Tacoma Proctor Farmers' Market Auburn Farmers Market #contrivance #steampunkstyle #rentonfarmersmarket #supportsmallbusiness #fyp #puyallupfarmersmarket #puyallupwa #rentonwa #farmersmarketlife #auburnwa #auburnwashington #comesayhello #enumclawfarmersmarket #enumclawplateaufarmersmarket #proctorfarmersmarket #auburnfarmersmarket
3 weeks ago
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7/8
Have you been to one of these events yet??! We’re doing it again on Sunday. Get tickets ASAP as they are almost sold out. Come try all the meads! Skål Beer Hall in Ballard.
Have you been to one of these events yet??! We’re doing it again on Sunday. Get tickets ASAP as they are almost sold out. Come try all the meads! Skål Beer Hall in Ballard.
3 weeks ago
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