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.

Rozendal fynbos vinegar

Fynbos Vinegar

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.

Two species of Agathosma, a flowering plant in the family Rutaceae, are indigenous to the Western Cape mountains. Commonly known as Buchu, this herb smells like black currants and is favoured by herbalists in the treatment of urinary tract infections and stomach ache. It is also recommended as an all-round pick-me-up.
The Cape Fynbos biome, between Lambert’s Bay (west coast) and Port Elizabeth (south coast), is home to the Honeybush (Cylopia). Honeybush leaves have been used as a tea for centuries. Medicinal properties include a calming effect (no caffeine and a low tannin content) and a richness in antioxidants. The bush’s gentle honey aroma resulted in the common name given to this plant.
Native to South Africa, the rose geranium has a number of medicinal properties. It acts as a natural disinfectant and may be used to reduce inflammation. It also helps to control bleeding and its soothing effect benefits body and mind.
Wild rosemary (Eriocephalus africanus) thrives in clay soil. Medicinal benefits include use as a diuretic, the treatment of colds and the promotion of healthy skin and hair.
The magic ingredient in the wild olive (Olea europaea subspecies africana) is oleuropein, a constituent found in the leaves. This compound boosts the immune system, counters allergies, de-activates viruses and fights a variety of infections.

Rozendal green tea vinegar

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.

Clinical studies suggest a link between polyphenols in green tea and a reduced chance of cancer. Green Tea brims with antioxidants, is a superb detoxifier and a must for weight and cholesterol reduction.
Pods and seeds from the Locust tree (carob) are sweet and caffeine-free. Carob fruit aids digestion and lowers cholesterol. The lignan gives the plant its antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral and antioxidant properties.
Chillies contain capsaicin which has anti-inflammatory properties, acts as an analgesic, improves digestion and stimulates circulation. Young fruit is rich in Vitamin C and mature fruit in Vitamin A. Chillies contain antioxidants which enhance the immune system. 
Dried or fresh bay leaves are used worldwide to flavour meat, fish and vegetable dishes. Medicinally, bay leaves are used to treat high blood-sugar levels, infections, headaches and stomach ailments.
Sea vegetables contain all the vitamins and minerals needed for good health: iodine (essential for a well-functioning metabolism), iron, calcium, magnesium, certain B-vitamins and vitamin K.

Rozendal lavendar vinegar

Lavender Vinegar

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.

Rozendal hibiscis vinegar

Hibiscus Vinegar

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.

Known as roselle, Jamaican water, karkady and bissap; the flower sepals are used and consumed worldwide. It’s bursting with vitamin C, caffeine-free, it reduces cholesterol and blood pressure and enriches the immune system. It is delicately perfumed, a lovely colour and has a tantalising flavour. This magic herb? The resplendent hibiscus.
The healing properties of the elderflower (Sambucus nigra) include the reduction chest ailments, fever and inflammation. 
The Melipona bee, native to Mexico, is the only creature that pollinates vanilla flowers naturally. Small wonder raw vanilla is so expensive, second only to saffron. 
When a rose bloom dies, the remaining fruit is called rosehip. The taste, reminiscent of cranberries, is piquant. Rosehips contain abundant Vitamins C, D and E, and make an excellent blood purifier. Use rosehips for respiratory infections, gastrointestinal discomfort and to boost the immune system.