Summer Masterclass

$425

We are now fully booked, contact us if you would like to attend our Spring Masterclass later in the year.

DAY ONE

SATURDAY, Feb 29 th 10.30-3.30

USING WATER AS A SOLVENT

  • Prepare a botanical infusion
  • How-to-distill a seasonal hydrosol: harvesting, applications, pH, storage, filtering and closed sterile distillations
  • Break for Lunch
  • How-to-distill a seasonal essential oil: suitable plant types, harvesting, preparations,distillation technique, separation, storage, and applications
  • Distill an NZ native in a stainless still
  • Decoctions, sherbets, and cordials: prepare botanical bitters using water as a solvent
  • Walk in the garden, plant identification.

DAY TWO

SUNDAY, March 1st  10.30-3.30

USING ALCOHOL AS A SOLVENT

  • Turn a wine or fruit ferment into a clear spirit
  • Prepare a botanical tincture: suitable plants and herb and applications
  • Maceration and filtering techniques
  • Prepare plant waxes for perfume or body care
  • Break for Lunch
  • Vapour infusions: blend botanicals for a vapour infused gin using traditional gin botanicals and seasonal aromatics
  • Create your own gin or zero abv cocktail.

All teaching notes about techniques and processes demonstrated will be provided to participants at the beginning of each day along with a list of other resources. Sample bottles of everything prepared during the Masterclass will also be available to take home!

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