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Rosewater Distillation Workshops – Oct, Nov

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At this unique workshop learn how to extract rosewater and rose oil from Damask roses at Samaria Farm.

Rosewater has been used over the centuries for personal use as a skin refresher and perfume. Rosewater is a natural skin hydrator and restorer.

At this workshop, experience every stage in the process, from picking buds at daybreak, through to distillation and bottling.

Delicious meals provided, and accommodation packages are also available in our two bedroom cabin on the property with views over the valley and our plantations.

Take home two bottles of rosewater spray, included in the cost of the workshop!

Workshop dates and availability

Workshops run from late October to late November, depending on the season.

Maximum four people per course.

Accommodation package

Need accommodation?  You may like to try our self-contained cabin, on site. Contact Vicki on 03 5768 2225 or 0417 990 764 or to check availability



Workshop schedule

5:30 am: (Day break):  Pick Damask Rose buds in the rose plantation.*

8am:  Load the still and start up distillation process.

9am:  Breakfast in the café.

10am:  Conducted farm tour.

11am:  Morning tea.

12.30pm:  Light lunch in our café.

1.30pm: Finish distillation, sort and pack rosewater and take home 2 x 100ml rosewater spritzers.

2.30pm:  Finish

*     Contact us with accommodation enquiries for the previous night. We have accommodation available at the farm, or if that’s taken we can recommend alternatives.

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25 October, 26 October, 27 October, 28 October, 29 October, 30 October, 31 October, 1 November, 2 November, 3 November, 4 November, 5 November, 6 November, 7 November, 8 November, 9 November, 10 November, 11 November, 10 November, 12 November, 13 November, 16 November, 17 November, 18 November, 19 November, 20 November, 21 November, 22 November, 23 November

1 review for Rosewater Distillation Workshops – Oct, Nov

  1. Utako Ogihara

    I can not discribe enough in my words how wonderful and so special experience I had with this Damask rose workshop.
    Start from misty morning at the farm 6am, gorgeous rose picking with Vicki was such a glorious time.
    After sunrise view of farm and smell of roses were delicious, we had distil session with Allan who told me very interesting process and about how special is this rose, and I helped him to how to get rose oil and rose water from 1880’s shed ! after that I had yummy breakfast and lunch that made by best cook Vicki’s at beautiful farm view.
    After hours distill process, that was uch a amazing moment to see my! picking roses oil and rose water!! We put it in very special Miron glass bottle to keep fresh rose water. It was amazing time I have ever spent, highly recommend to anyone and I love to be back next year again!
    Thank you again Vicki & Allan.

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