The secret of our vinegars is in the selection and combination of herbs. Once the wine has been converted to vinegar it is infused with individual herbs in small oak barrels. These infusion barrels had been “working” for at least 12 years when Kurt, founder of Rozendal Vinegar, began his experiments with the various herbs. No vinegar barrel is ever empty,
rather vinegar is drawn off and new vinegar added to ensure there is always some of the character of the original vinegar. A unique Balsamic-style vinegar is the result. Small batches are bottled using a gentle gravity-flow system. Natural cork closures allow the vinegar to breathe, evolve and mature further while in the bottle.
Infused with buchu, honeybush tea, rose geranium, wild olive or wild rosemary, these vinegars celebrate South Africa’s unique Cape Floral kingdom. Carefully selected fynbos herbs, reflecting the rich biodiversity of the Cape biome, not only delicately enhance the flavour of the specific vinegar, but also have countless medicinal properties. This is unique vinegar with a truly South African flavour.
Green Tea Vinegar
Infused with green tea, chilli, carob, lavender, kelp, bay leaf, the uses are abundant. Enjoy as an aperitif, mix with water for a refreshing thirst quencher, or use for pickles, marinades and dressings.
This gently soothing herb goes by the grandiose name of Lavandula angustifolia, or Lavandula officinalis, originating from the Latin lavare – to wash. Lavender is not only a fragrant plant with beautiful flowers and striking foliage, but also provides gentle balm for soul and body. Long used as a perfume, especially in toiletries such as soaps and shampoos, lavender also offers medicinal and culinary benefits. Its application as a means of reducing tension and stress is legendary. Perhaps less well known are lavender’s antispasmodic and antiseptic qualities.
The flamboyant hibiscus and healthy rosehip, elderflower and vanilla bean flavour this aromatic vinegar. A sprinkling of hibiscus-infused vinegar adds a healthy piquancy to dressings, summer fruits and salsa.