At Salt Spring Vinegar we use traditional,
two-step fermentation methods
and the finest local fruits.
Our vinegars are made with time,
love and the best ingredients
we can find (or grow!). They are
fruity and bright, preserving
the essence of summer.
Use them in salad dressings, marinades,
as a complement to steamed or
roasted vegetables, any time you
want a taste of summer!
Artisan Vinegars from orchard to bottle
We make our vinegars using slow, traditional small-batch methods from a wide
range of local fruits and herbs.
The first step is to ferment local fruit into beautiful wines (that we sadly never get
to drink!). The wine goes into fermentation tanks where natural cultures
convert the alcohol to acetic acid.
This natural fermentation takes a long time. We often wait for up to
a year before the vinegar is ready to bottle. It’s tough to be
patient, but the small-batch approach ensures the
quality vinegar you appreciate.
We have a wide variety of fruit wine vinegars, great for
salad dressings and marinades. There’s also a
line of balsamic style fruit vinegars perfect
for dipping with bread and oil or adding a
fruity twist to your favourite cocktail!
For the widest selection of varieties and the chance to sample our products
come find our booth at the Salt Spring Saturday Market in the Park from April
through October or the Tuesday Farmer’s Market (June-October).
Any of our vinegars can be used in place of wine or cider vinegar in all of your favourite recipes. They are an essential part of any salad dressing or marinade.
Try them mixed with olive oil to make a flavourful dip for bread or add to sparkling water to make a refreshing sour soda.
News & Events
In addition to our signature varieties you can buy online, we also have unique, seasonal varieties available at the events we attend.
Right now we’re featuring Black Currant Balsamic, a rich, smoky flavour perfect for winter salads, marinating venison or beef, or dipping with bread and olive oil for an easy appetizer. Made 100% from Salt Spring grown black currants, this variety is also great for adding richness and depth to stews and sauces that need a little extra flavour.
Come find us at one of the many markets and craft shows we participate in throughout the year. There's always something new to try.