Distillation of our Lavender usually takes place throughout August.
Our purpose-built distillery allows the precious oil stored within the lavender plants to be separated and collected.
The Distillation process takes around 4 hours, during which time the distillery building is filled with the strong aroma of Lavender.
Unloading the spent Lavender is the highlight of the show as the room fills with steam and the aroma is at its strongest.
Fell free to call ahead during the harvest month to check what time we are distilling.
Approximately 700 English Lavender plants are needed to produce 1 litre of our 100% Pure Wolds Way Lavender Essential Oil.
For this reason, we have named it “Our Liquid Gold”.
Only the Essential Oil extracted here at Wolds Way Lavender is used within our range of unique products.
The oil is added to the products here at Wolds Way, we then bottle and label the products ourselves.
For each product we know exactly which oil was used, when it was distilled and who distilled it!
From plants to products, all on our Lavender and Nature Farm.
Harvesting of the Lavender is made easier with our custom built Lavender Harvester and Tractor!
Harvesting takes place during opening hours as we are a working farm.
We have an identical tractor parked in our Timber Trail area, so our smaller visitors can practice there driving skills!
A great photo opportunity!
The Distillery at Wolds Way is unique as it is the only wood-fired distillery in the country.
All the wood used on the fire is grown here at Wolds Way.
The distillery is open to the public all year round, with a video demonstrating the distillery process available to view.
Wolds Way Distillery
Open for Demonstrations and Talks year round
Producing 100% Essential Lavender Oil
Wolds Way “Liquid Gold”
The Essential Oil produced is used throughout our Product range
Strong Lavender Aroma during distillation
August Harvest Period
Custom built Tractor and Harvester
Miniature Railway used to transport Lavender
4 Hour Distillation Time