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Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery

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Address: 8750 West Coast Rd, 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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Interesting tour, great product

We stopped in for a tour, and found it very interesting. The information and explanations about the honey and mead products was great. We ended up buying a few bottles of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
jenmc74
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Snow Lake, Canada
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Snow Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in for a tour, and found it very interesting. The information and explanations about the honey and mead products was great. We ended up buying a few bottles of their excellent mead.

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

Thanks for stopping by! I hope we see you again if you are in beautiful Sooke! More 

Cranbrook, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely setting, great tasting mead. We bought a half case of their 3 available meads. Well worth a stop and visit.

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Thank Lianna S
Seattle, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for a tour and tasting. The self-guided walking tour was professional and informative. The tasting was convenient and interesting. We bought one bottle of wine and a jar of honey. Definitely worth a stop.

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Victoria, BC Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spotted Tugwell Honey Farm and Meadery while exploring the western part of Vancouver Island. I've never tasted mead so why not, right? The property is gorgeous and tidy with a beautiful garden and grazing animals. The tasting room sells all sorts of honeys and meads. Tastings are free if you buy something, but if not a small donation of... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, a winery but more mead based, not the traditional heavy sweet mead but very mild flavored wine. Unable to resist buying a couple of bottles!

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

Thanks Peter! I am glad you enjoyed your visit! Kindly, Dana More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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Thank Mildred D
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 41 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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