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Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery

8750 West Coast Road, Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 1H2, Canada
+1 250-642-1956
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Ranked #8 of 23 Activities in Sooke
Type: Farms
Owner description: Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery was liscenced in 2003 as the first Meadery in Western Canada. At our oceanside honeyfarm we hand craft the... more » Owner description: Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery was liscenced in 2003 as the first Meadery in Western Canada. At our oceanside honeyfarm we hand craft the highest quality Meads (Honey Wines) from our own local honey. Meadmaker Bob Liptrot has kept bees since the age of 6 and has been making mead for over 35 years. Come taste our award winning meads and honey. « less
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Sooke, Canada
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143 reviews 143 reviews
71 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We decided to head to Tugwell prior to a cross country trip with the plan to purchase some mead for a wedding that did not happen. Although it was a very quiet, drizzly day we were welcomed to try out some of the mead opened for tastings in the cozy shop after we had taken in some of the displays... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I had always wanted to stop here and recently on a day trip to French beach we finally did. We bought 2 bottles of mead and had a wonderful conversation with the owner. The area is stunning, the wine tasting room is set to have a museum set up in it, and believe me when I say the wild flower... More

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Summerland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We just opened a 2006 bottle of mead for our 11 year anniversary. One word, "AMAZING"!!! Explore it for yourself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Love love love Tugwell. Interesting educational beautiful and let's not forget the honey and the mead.

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Vancouver BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Bob the owner operator not only creates a fantastic product, he actively educates and collaborates with governmental organizations to create and maintain a healthy bee population. With his wife Dana they are furthering the welfare and knowledge of a critical resource required to feed the planet.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Not very many Meaderies around, so if you are in the area you don't want to miss out on this uniquely delicious offering! Small family farm setting with gardens, animals, and of course bee hives. (not to worry about being swarmed or stung, they are a good distance away and busy doing their own thing) The self-guided tour is nothing... More

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We stopped in to try a honey and mead tasting here. We tasted four different kinds of mead and they were all delicious. The owner was friendly and informative describing each selection, how it was made, what it was made from, etc. We bought only bottle - I should have bought another one or two. Now I will have to... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

A very unique experience. The tasting hostess was very friendly and knowledgeable. The self guided tour was a little underwhelming but didn't take away from the experience. We purchased several bottles of this excellent mead to give as gifts. We had a tasting in our home after our vacation and everyone LOVED the Solstice Metheglin. Served well chilled it is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Didn't know anything about Meade until this visit which was right next to our B&B. Owner was very informative and we left with 3 bottles of wine/Meade which we enjoyed tremendously

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

Are they open? Are they closed?? Who knows!!! Drove 30k out of my way to go there. Nobody around, no signs. Nothing.

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Dana L, Owner at Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery, responded to this review

I'm so sorry you went out of your way and didn't find us open. We work hard to try to avoid this by posting our hours in the Wine Islands Brochure, Online, On our website, and on our answering machine. I'm sorry we weren't able to reach you. I hope you were still able to enjoy beautiful Sooke. More

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