The Hive Winery tasting room, 1220 W. Jack D Drive, Unit #2, Layton, is open 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
The Hive features a rotating menu of wines to taste and for sale (limited to five types per tasting) for those age 21 and older, with a valid ID. Prices vary, with most full-sized bottles ranging from $18 to $35.
Below are a list of the varieties currently available. For updates or further details, call 801-546-1997.
Mead -- The Hive's signature wine is made from Cache Valley's Cox Honeyland honey. The mead is fermented in four levels of sweetness throughout the year, ranging from surprisingly dry to almost dessert-wine sweetness.
The Hive is currently selling its remaining batch of Spring Honey wine, which is semi-dry with notes of clover and sage.
Pioneer or Vintner's Select -- These red currant wines taste similarl to bolder red grape wines. Both are dry. Pioneer red is reminiscent of cabernet sauvignon, with full body and soft finish. Vintner's Select is more intense and might remind a drinker of a merlot.
Black Currant Honey -- This blend offers a robust black currant scent that is subtly sweet-tasting upon first sip, with a tart black currant bite that lingers.
Raspberry -- This semi-dry wine is made exclusively from Utah's famously flavorful raspberries. The raspberry taste is followed by a pleasing warmth, due to the tannins and acid naturally found in the berries.
Raspberry Honey Wine -- Co-fermented raspberries and honey combine in a fragrant blend that is almost floral.
Liquid Sunshine Peach -- This comes in both semi-dry and semi-sweet. Both are light and fragrant and made for sipping. This wine is crafted from 100 percent Utah peaches; it pairs well with barbecue.
Strawberry and Blueberry Wine -- These two varieties require fruit imported from other states, due to the sheer quantity and quality needed to make these wines. Strawberry comes in both semi-dry and sweet. Blueberry is semi-dry and also intensely berry-flavored, and boasts a rather high alcohol content of about 15.1 percent. Both wines are nice for sipping.
Pie Cherry -- This semi-dry fruit wine will remind you of a slice of cherry pie. It is light and crisp in flavor, with a little bite on the finish.