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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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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. October - April -Saturday - Sunday 12-5pm May - September Wednesday - Sunday 12-5pm Closed January

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YUMMY MEAD... & save the bees

thank you folks for the excellent information you shared and the delicious mead tasting experience... i was there on "bee day" so got to watch the bees in action.. and a live nest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ritchard777
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Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

thank you folks for the excellent information you shared and the delicious mead tasting experience... i was there on "bee day" so got to watch the bees in action.. and a live nest view... excellent adventure with friends on a lazy sunday...

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Thank Ritchard777
Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We went there for a mead fest/new release. Wow, was it ever great. The mead was very good, the staff/owners super friendly and generous with the keg. Of course, we bought some to take home as well. It's a bit of a drive into the middle of nowhere, but totally well worth it. We didn't wander around on the self... More 

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frankyvw
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Nice place you need to go if you go to Victoria, BC, for the nice tasting room and for nice honey to bring back. There is also nice meads to taste.

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Peoples' Republic of Boulder
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

The couple that runs this honey farm and meadery constantly upgrade the farm and offer different types of mead based on their desires, experimentation, and available flowers. One I like is "Kick A-- Current." They have several metheglin's, melomel's, and "Wassail Gold", a dessert mead. West of Sooke, near Gordon's Beach, we often drop in with out-of-town guests for a... More 

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Thank P1313
Sooke
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Have been for a few visits and have always enjoyed the farm and tasting room. Usually visit near Thanksgiving as we enjoy a bottle of mead with our turkey dinner.

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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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Thank dumplingrass
Anaheim Hills, CA
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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 27 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

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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