Flavored Vinegars

To order products, contact us at amy@SugiGarden.com or 925.639.2839.

Products are seasonal and may not always be available.

Garlic Balsamic Vinegar $15 (8oz.)

Basil (Lime) and Jalapeño Garlic Lime – $14 (8 oz.)

Each year, we produce a variety of flavored vinegars. Each one has it’s own journey as we move through the different stages of development. Some begin with the planting of starter plants, like basil, Thai chilis and jalapeños. Others require the long wait for fruit to grow and ripen, like the figs. The Kaffir Lime tree produces fresh new leaves each year and so we wait for them to be the perfect size for picking.

As the months go by, we are checking on the plants on a daily basis – watering and weeding as we follow their progress and take care of their needs. Some years are more challenging than others as we observe the changes in weather that have occurred over time.

After a few months of growth, the plants are ready to begin harvesting. The time varies in terms of when this occurs depending on the state of the growing conditions. We don’t do hothouse growing and so we rely on the weather conditions and health of the soil to provide the growth necessary to have a healthy plant. We harvest the basil, kaffir lime leaves, and peppers by hand.

Garlic is purchased from local organic farms that produce the amounts we need (it would be too much for us to grow ourselves). This also requires a waiting time as the fresh bulbs are harvested in the spring and then there is a waiting period to get the dry bulbs that we use in our products

After straining and bottling the Garlic Balsamic Vinegar, we are left with the scrumptious garlic that has been marinating for 2 – 3 years in balsamic vinegar. We place the Balsamic Garlic in jars as a fantastic accompaniment to many of the dishes that use our vinegars!

When the timing is right, the vinegars are strained to remove all plant materials and then bottled, labeled and sealed. Now, they are ready to enjoy!