The Pollinator Plate

Red Bee Honey Barn

June 16, 2019 | 1:00 pm

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In celebration of our pollinators, Sustainne invites you to a zero waste tasting event.

Enjoy a tasting flight of 4 single origin honeys and 4 clean-crafted natural wines paired with seasonal local foods at the Red Bee Barn in Weston, CT on June 16, 2019.

The afternoon begins with a short tour of the apiary and talk about honeybees, flowers, pollinators and wine grapes. Afterwards, we gather at communal tables inside the barn for a guided tasting that is both interactive and educational.

Cathy Mackay, an independent consultant for Scout & Cellar clean-crafted wines, and Marina Marchese of Red Bee Honey, will lead you on a tasting journey of these two iconic foods. We will explore their sources/varietals, sustainable harvesting and production methods that each contribute to their unique scents and flavors, and role in conserving our pollinators.

We are proud to serve the following Scout & Cellar wines handpicked by Cathy Mackay and Analiese Paik for this event.
1) Organic, Vegan Sparkling White, off dry: NV Che Fico Prosecco, Veneto, Italy - single vineyard, hand picked from 15-year-old vines
2) Organic, Vegan Rose: 2018 Gallivant Rosé, Mendocino County, California - hand picked from 30+ year-old vines
3) Organic, Vegan White: 2018 Conte De La Terre Chenin Blanc, Mendocino County, California - hand picked from 38-year-old vines
4) Organic, Vegan Red: 2015 Fiddleneck Syrah, Mendocino County, California - hand picked from 15-year-old vines

About Red Bee Honey:
Red Bee Honey is your source for local, rare & exotic honeys from unique floral sources. Every honey is hand chosen directly from the beekeepers or our own apiary and tasted and evaluated to insure the sensory qualities conforms with it botanical origin. Founder, author and honey sensory expert, Marina Marchese will lead the tour of her Red Bee apiary.

About Scout & Cellar:
Scout and Cellar curates “clean-crafted™” wines from small family organic and biodynamic farms throughout the world. Our wines have low sulfites, are free of chemical additives, pesticides, preservatives, added sugars and are third party lab tested for purity. Wines the way nature intended. Cathy Mackay is an independent Scout & Cellar wine consultant and Sustainne business member.

About Sustainne:
Sustainne an online destination and community dedicated to helping consumers curate a sustainable lifestyle. Sustainne connects consumers who value sustainability with businesses that stand out in their efforts to be socially and environmentally responsible. We network our business members with one another to strengthen and grow their ecosystem through collaboration and innovation. We recognize the vital role our Community Partners play in advancing sustainability, and are committed to deepening their social impact through regular interaction with the Sustainne community.

Contact Name: Analiese Paik

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 203-520-3451

NOTE: We do our best to ensure all information is accurate, however it's a good idea to visit the website or call the venue to verify the information.


Ticket Information

Tickets are $40 per person and include the tasting and tour along with a pollinator-friendly plant, a planting for pollinators guide, and a signed copy of Marina's book: Honeybee: Lesson's from an Accidental Beekeeper. Seating is limited and no walk-in guests will be admitted. Purchase your tickets using the online link provided.

Please do not wear perfume, cologne or scented lotion.




Red Bee Honey Barn
77 Lyons Plain Road
Weston, CT 06883

Map and directions

Parking Info

Please park on the road alongside the wood fence, as close to the shoulder as possible. There is limited parking on site and someone will be available to guide you.

Accessibility Info

No accessibility info available.

There is some uneven terrain so please wear comfortable, flat shoes.

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