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“Excellent Wine Tasting Experience”

Trillium Creek Winery
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Lakebay
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

My husband and I stopped by Trillium Creek on our way out to Harstine Island for the weekend. I had seen the sign for the winery along the route many times and we decided we'd stop in.

When we pulled up to the little tasting room Claude walked out to greet us. He then called Claudia over to take us on a tour of the property.

Claudia was very enthusiastic and was able to give us a great colorful history of the winery and the property. Their dog Champs even joined us on the tour.

The last portion of the tour is in their large wine cellar where the wine barrels are kept, this is part of the tour you normally don't get at most wineries so it was a unique experience.

Then we were returned to the tasting room to spend some time with Claude. With this sort of tasting you have to keep in mind that the pace of the tasting is slow but Claude likes it that way and in the end you will find you like it that way too. Claude goes in to great detail about each of his wines. The wine they make is "French" style which pleased my husband after going on a wine tasting in France and finding out you could drink wine all day and never feel hung over in the morning.

2 hours later we purchased 3 bottles of wine and we now tell everyone about Trillium Creek.

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Reviewed 20 December 2012

My husband and I stumbled across Trillium Creek by accident early this fall and were so impressed and thrilled that we did! I had no idea there was such a wonderful spot to spend the day way out there! It was well worth the drive out to the Purdy peninsula!!! The owners (Claude and Claudia- how cute is that!!) greeted us with such warmth and openness, we instantly felt like we had known them for years! And they have the cutest dog!! The tasting room was just amazing, built by hand by them. I think it is a replica of one in France! We went on a guided tour of the vineyard with Claudia and their dog. I was surprised to hear they actually grew and crushed a lot of their own grapes! It was so picturesque and charming. I told Claudia that Id love to come and just have a picnic in the vineyard some day, she said we were welcome to any time! So sweet! After our extensive tour we were ready for some wine tasting. We went into the beautiful tasting room and began tasting. And tasting we did while Claude (who was born and raised in France) told funny stories and kept us laughing. What a great way to build core strength! They also have a huge selection of yummy specialty cheeses that we could not go home without! After all the wine tasting we went to the garden area which is surrounded by beautiful flowers and sat in lawn chairs and enjoyed the sunny fall day. We went home with a case of wine and have been thrilled with each bottle we open! We HIGHLY recommend Trillium Creek Winery for its awesome wine but also for the beautiful location and wonderful people there!! We will definitely be going back often!!

Karren and Ric Hagaman

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Reviewed 15 March 2012

Year round winery with many flavors to choose from.

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Reviewed 29 July 2011

This place was completely 'off the beaten track' and we weren't sure what we were going to find....but we were slowly won over by the charming owners. There were 10 of us. They showed us around, shared some humour, and settled us outside to relax in their picnic area while they brought us very generous samples of wine....and cheese too! All of this was at no charge! We ended up tasting for about 45 mins and then we bought a bottle to enjoy while we decided on how to combine a case amongst the 10 of us. The weather was perfect, the owners were lovely, and the wine was quite good - especially Claude's 'free-run' bottles. Amazing!

Thank Dtimes3
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Reviewed 24 August 2010

We were camping at nearby Penrose Point state park and since this was on our way off the Key Peninsula we thought we would stop by for a quick 15 minute tasting. 2 and a half hours later we left with plenty of wine, cheese and a bucket of plants!

Claude and Claudia run the place growing the grapes, making the wine, doing the tours and tastings and clearly love showing off their gardens and products. The tasting is free, Claude knows his stuff and the wine is all great.

They also stock cheese from Estrella Family creamery and allowed us to taste a couple of them.

Best wine tour of the weekend.

Thank andydunn
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