At Rozendal we follow the traditional French Orleans method of vinegar making. Vinegar is made from a blend of red wine cultivars and activated by an indigenous “mother” culture originating from the farm’s first vinegar of 1988. The balsam is naturally fermented in small oak barrels, the outcome perfected by extended oak maturation over a 12 year solera system. The result is a Balsamic-style vinegar; balanced in sweetness and acidity and offering a robust tonic and chef’s essential. Lavender: Long used for its fragrance in soaps and perfumes, this herb also offers medicinal and culinary benefits. Infused with organic lavender grown on Rozendal Farm, this vinegar is superb served as a reduction with roasted lamb or venison.
Fynbos: Buchu, honeybush, rose geranium, wild olive and wild rosemary reflect the rich biodiversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom. These fynbos herbs delicately enhance this vinegar’s flavour and offer countless health benefits.