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Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery

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Address: 8750 West Coast Road, Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 1H2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-642-1956
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Description: Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery was liscenced in 2003 as the first...
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 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. In 2014 we became the new Economusee on Vancouver Island. Tugwell now boasts a museum quality exhibit, interactive displays, and a self guided audio tour. May - September Wednesday - Sunday 12-5pm October - April -Saturday - Sunday 12-5pm Closed January
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Very tastful honey and interesting meads.

At Tugwell tasting meads is a unique experience. Several meads of different character can be tasted. The honey tasts very soft, much better than the average honey from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Oosterhout
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

At Tugwell tasting meads is a unique experience. Several meads of different character can be tasted. The honey tasts very soft, much better than the average honey from the supermarket.

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TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

What a gem of a place this is. The property had a beautiful garden of lavender filled with bees, sheep, flowers, etc. We went inside where we were treated to a tasting of their homemade mead and honey made by their bees. It was a pleasant way to spend some time.

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Anaheim Hills, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My wife and I enjoy all things wine, so we had to visit a meadery, a honey-wine making facility.This one is west of Victoria, BC, Canada. Mead is made from honey as was done in the Middle Ages. It is surprisingly good and can be wine to share with friends over hors deservers, tapas, gazpacho, or other like foods. An... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Such a good experience! We were completely schooled in all things mead. We had 4 pours of different types of mead wine and then finished it up with some port styled mead. The grounds are small but full of garden areas and small animals. We walked out of there with 3 bottles and a jar of local honey. Such a... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

There is a small two-part tasting room and a brief self-guided tour. That's it. There are usually at least two different honeys to taste, often with quite distinct flavors. We've never done the wine / mead tasting so visits rarely take us longer than 5-10 minutes in total.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Enjoyed the tasting with a most hospitable host. Had never had mead before and so was happy to try something new. Came away with a few bottles which we look forward to opening bringing back memories of the gorgeous sunny day and a farm where the owners obviously care about stewardship of the land and the bees that create the... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

An unsuccessful visit. We’re keen to sample different wines, and therefore had pre-planned a visit here during our west coast day-trip (no other wine-makers in the area) to taste the honey wines and probably purchase something. There was a group finishing off their tasting and making purchases when we arrived. A little wait would not have been a problem, however... More 

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

We are so sorry you were not taken care of immediately. My understanding is that it was an extreamly busy day. We installed a self guided tour to try to alleviate congestion at certain times in our tasting room. We appreciate your taking the time to come and see us and hope you were able to enjoy the rest of... More 

Cochrane, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We stopped by because our host suggested it and we were not disappointed! We got to try their 5 products (3 "wines" and 2 digestives ("port" and "late harvest"). The owner was very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. Each product was unique and very complex, tasteful and totally different than any other mead we've tried before. Hats off to... More 

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Hamilton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My daughter and I visited the Meadery and totally enjoyed the experience. The farm is so pretty and enjoyable to walk around. The gentleman who owns the property has been doing this most of his life and his knowledge is evident as is his passion for the art of making Mead. He answered everyone's questions with ease, so professional yet... More 

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

Thank so much! We are thrilled you enjoyed the experience. We hope to see you again or please feel free to visit our website for updates, our online store, and our new audio tour. Kindly, Dana More 

Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A great experience to have: a visit to learn more from expert owners Dana and Bob all you need to know about honey and how mead is made, one of the oldest beverage created . Taste MEAD and bring back a few bottles to sip at home. A wonderful learning holiday.

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