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Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery
8750 West Coast Road
Sooke, BC V9Z 1H2
Tel: (250) 642-1956

Mead or honey wine is an alcoholic beverage, made from honey and water via fermentation with yeast. Its alcoholic content may range from that of a mild ale to that of a strong wine. It may be still, carbonated, or sparkling; it may be dry, semi-sweet, or sweet.[1] Depending on local traditions and specific recipes, it may be brewed with spices, fruits, or grain mash. It may be produced by fermentation of honey with grain mash;mead may also be flavored with hops to produce a bitter, beer-like flavor. Mead is independently multicultural.

Mead (Honey Wine) is the oldest art of fermentation. Consumed by all, from kings to peasants, mead has gained a reputation as a giver of life, wisdom, courage and strength down through the ages.

One of the best places for producing Mead is Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery in Sooke* British Columbia a short drive from the provinces capital Victoria. The combination of Bob Liptrot's 43 years of beekeeping experience and over 25 years of mead making experience bring a unique and educational culinary experience to mead produced here. Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery was licensed as British Columbia's first Meadery in 2003 . Owners are Bob Liptrot and Dana LeComte



The farm as 12 acres with over 100 hives producing honey and meads up to 12,000 bottles per year . Numerous honey products and bee wax candles can be purchased at the farm. They also have Mohair wool.


Recommended Wines

Vintage Sac - Sweet Mead 2007 : an award winning dessert wine Sweet floral honey notes lead into a long finish that is well appreciated alone or with your favourite desserts. This is an amazing mead wine !

Kickass Currant, Family Reserve: A modern style of mead, this full bodied wine has a robust fruity nature. A rich cassis flavour with intense mouth appeal combines with a subtle honey background and a kiss of oak. Try this wine with cured and red meats or wild game. Serve at cellar temperature. This mead will cellar for up to 10 years. A five star wine.

Wassail Gold - Sack Mead This mead is for those liking a sparkling wine. This style of mead is made with an extra amount of premium natural honey. A gold medal wine with superior taste.

* Sooke is located on the south western tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. It has a sheltered harbor, and is a scenic half hour drive from BC's capital city Victoria. The Sooke region encompasses East Sooke and the District of Sooke, two communities which are joined across the Sooke Harbour and Basin.

Sooke supports quite a wealth of interests, such as music, drama, arts and crafts, photography, gardening, and team sports, through community organizations. Sooke's diversity offers something for everyone.

As a part of a temperate rainforest, the Sooke district has one of the most mild climates in Canada



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