Friday 12 - 5 pm
*closed July 29-31st, 2022
Enjoy Covid-safe tastings on our ocean view patio from our Tasting Window.
First come first serve.
Children must be supervised at all times.
Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery is British Columbia’s first Meadery. Mead Maker and Master Beekeeper Robert Liptrot has 59 years of beekeeping and 40 years of Mead making experience.
Discover the fascinating history of Mead — the world’s first fermented beverage. Mead (Honey Wine) is the oldest art of fermentation. Consumed by all, down through the ages: from kings to peasants, mead has gained a reputation as a giver of life, wisdom, courage and strength. Learn how this unique beverage is crafted. Taste award winning Meads on our ocean view patio and learn about bees and ecology through our interpretive signage while enjoying views of our beehives and Juan de Fuca Straight and the Olympic Mountains.
Explore the secret life of bees and understand their importance and how they contribute to the well being of our planet.
I quite enjoyed this bottle paired with all sorts of things. I had it with Asian foods, fish, red meat, chicken and even as a side to salads and burgers. This mead pairs wonderfully with so many things and has a very unique flavor to it. It has a dry nutty flavor to it which goes great with many meals.
I quite enjoy this as a dessert drink to accompany with other sweets or to just enjoy as a dessert. It has a very smooth and sweet flavor that I was very pleasantly surprised by.
This mead is very rich in flavor and has a really nice dry flavor. I quite enjoyed this bottle and will be ordering again in the future!
Love this take on Mead - it is an excellent post-dinner sipper!
Absolutely recommend! I truly enjoyed the tasting, and the grounds are gorgeous even in late August. Recommendations were spot-on and we took home 3 bottles of the sweeter port/harvest wine type meads. The Vintage Sac was a great pairing with the Strawberry Lemonade crumble from Shirley Delicious too!
Sweet and delicious
I have loved mead from the first time I tried it at a Medieval dinner in northern Scotland. So happy to be able to buy it on Vancouver Island!
My favourite is Wicked Mistress and Kilt Twister! And Solstice Metheglin. Actually I’ve never tasted one that I didn’t like!
Sweet, Honey, Floral, Fruity,Smooth, Nutty, Tropical, Layered.
Very nice place to come and taste the delicious mead.
Some of the best I've ever had
(Ended up buying 6 bottles afterwards)
The tasters are very smart and fun idea :)
Amazing honey mead ciders and gorgeous location make for a unique and enjoyable wine tasting adventure. Highly recommend!
Just bought Tugwell's mead at a wine store on Granville Island in Vancouver and it was the most delicious drink I've ever tasted! I thought it was wine until I did some research and realized that mead is an alcoholic drink made from fermented honey. So tasty and unique! I am now planning a trip to the meadery for this summer and will buy this mead by the case! Their website offers so many flavors as well. Looking forward to trying them all! :)
Can not say enough about this place. I did not know mead was wine made of honey. SO Good! Every type they had is lovely. The owners were so nice and informative. The place is beautiful and well kept with lots of animals and plants. They ship internationally and tasting fees go towards saving the bees!!
A great little gem of a place! It's unfortunate that we're currently under COVID restrictions, but our hostess behind the window was so polite and helpful in letting us taste a few samples that we walked away with way more product than we'd intended to buy. One of the bottles was opened IMMEDIATELY upon arriving home, and was thoroughly enjoyed.
This liquid candy dances across your tongue.
This is my favourite mead to accompany spicy Asian food and fish dishes because the off dry, no fruit flavour is the perfect compliment. The finish is so smooth thanks to Bob Liptrot’s mastery of mead making and aging in French oak barrels. This, tip of the hat, to ancient recipes of spices and ginger feels medicinal, as the Metheglin names implies, and, just plain enjoyable. Well worth adding to my table time and time again.