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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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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Friendly, informative proprietors made us very welcome taking considerable time to chat about the processes of keeping bees and the more global issues surrounding bees and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friendly, informative proprietors made us very welcome taking considerable time to chat about the processes of keeping bees and the more global issues surrounding bees and agricultural pollination, especially when done on a mass-farming level. Excellent beverages were sampled, as well as honey. We walked away with a bit more than we expected- a couple bottles of mead, a couple... More 

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

Thank you for your kind comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Calgary
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a good place to visit, a honey bee winery .The owner offers wine tasting and education on the mead making process. There is a self guided tour to learn the cycle of honey production.

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

Thanks for coming to visit us and for your review. I hope you enjoyed your visit! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I tried mead before and didn't really like it, so I was hesitant to try it again. Tugwell Creek's mead was absolutely delicious! We loved it so much we bought 6 bottles to bring home. Their gardens were very pretty with the bees all buzzing about, and the honey was very yummy!

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Thank Lauren B
Bend, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is similar to wine tasting but with a different style and fun to sample. You might be pleasantly surprised. The added bonus is the honey tasting and knowledge gained.

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Thank Rosie L
Pincher Creek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We loved the Mead and had to go back for more before leaving the island. What great flavour. A wonderful summer drink.

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Willey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Very much worth a visit to sample and learn about the craft mead produced here. There is a self guided tour or if booked in advanced a guided tour in a beautiful setting. Learn from the family mead producers themselves. Mead and honey can be purchased in the tasting room.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

This is a truly nice introduction to bee-keeping in general and mead-making in particular. The owner is a great source of information and the mead is definitely worth trying even if one does not care for sweet wines.

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Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

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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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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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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