Tugwell Creek Honey Farm & Meadery

Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery was licensed as British Columbia's first Meadery in 2003. Our distinctive meads (honey wines) reflect harmony and balance by blending varietal honeys and berries from our local region.Mead 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. The term "honeymoon" has been associated with drinking mead during the month long celebration following a wedding in pagan times. In addition to the health giving properties of honey, mead was thought by Romans to lengthen life and to possess unique healing qualities. The ancient Nordic people considered the drinking of mead as a most important aspect of daily life. Legends of great mead halls, feasts and celebrations abound in the cultural histories of the countries of this area. It is the bee’s tireless search for nectar from thousands of blossoms that creates the honey in each bottle of mead. 100% natural honey is diluted with pure water or berry juice to add further dimension and complexity. Special yeast cultures are added to this medieval style of mead. A fermentation and slow ageing process in European oak barrels occurs for up to four years before bottling.

Location: 
8750 West Coast Road
Sooke V9Z 1H2
Phone: 
(250) 642-1956
Hours: 
May 1 to Sept 31 Wed to Sun 12 - 5 pm. Oct 1 to Apr 31 (Closed January) Sat & Sun 12-5 pm.
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