What is Fruit and Herb Vinegar?


Vinegar, you splash it on your chips, mix it into salad and some even drip it on fruits. There are several different kinds of vinegars, white vinegar, red vinegar and of course balsamic vinegar. But do you know anything about Fruit & Herb Vinegar?

What is Fruit & Herb Vinegar?

Fruit and Herb vinegar combines the natural sweetness of fruit with the aromatic flavours of herbs, resulting in a versatile and flavourful vinegar that can enhance a variety of dishes and drinks.

Fruit and herb vinegar is a type of vinegar made by fermenting a combination of fruit juices and fresh herbs. This unique combination adds depth and complexity to the vinegar's flavour profile, making it a popular choice for cooking, salad dressings, marinades, desserts and mixing drinks. The origin of fruit & herb vinegars can be traced back hundreds of years and across many cultures and countries as a way to flavour sauces, drinks and different dishes.

At Womersley, we are very proud of our deliciously, versatile and eclectic fruit & herb vinegar range and the way we still produce them, hand crafted.

Check out our range of fruit & herb vinegars here!


Production Process:

  1. Fermentation of Fruit Juice: The process begins with fermenting fruit juices, which can be obtained from various fruits we use such as raspberry, strawberry, blackcurrant and orange.
  2. Addition of Fresh Herbs: Fresh herbs like basil, rosemary, juniper or mint are added to the fermented fruit juice to infuse their aromatic flavours.
  3. Acidification and Aging: The fruit and herb mixture is then fermented further to convert the alcohol into acetic acid. After fermentation, the vinegar is aged to further develop its flavour and aroma.

Unique Eclectic Combinations:

  • Raspberry and Basil Vinegar: A sweet and aromatic vinegar that pairs well with salads and grilled meats.
  • Strawberry and Mint Vinegar: A refreshing and fruity vinegar that is perfect for summer salads, desserts or for baking.
  • Blackcurrant and Rosemary Vinegar: A savoury and slightly sweet vinegar that is great for marinades and sauces.
  • Lemon, Lemon, Basil, Bay & Juniper Vinegar: A delicate and aromatic vinegar that adds a unique flavour to vinaigrettes, sauces and drinks.


  • Cooking: Fruit and herb vinegar can be used in cooking to add depth of flavour to dishes, marinades, and sauces.
  • Salad Dressings: It is commonly used as an ingredient in salad dressings, either on its own or combined with olive oil, honey, and spices.
  • Marinades: The combination of fruit and herbs makes it an excellent choice for marinating meats, fish, and vegetables.
  • Drinks: Some people enjoy mixing fruit and herb vinegar with water, sparkling water or cocktail for a refreshing and flavourful drink.

Health Benefits:

  • Digestive Health: The acetic acid in vinegar may help improve digestion and gut health.
  • Blood Sugar Control: Some studies suggest that vinegar may help regulate blood sugar levels, which could be beneficial for people with diabetes.
  • Weight Management: Consuming vinegar has been linked to increased feelings of fullness and reduced calorie intake, potentially aiding in weight management.


Fruit and herb vinegar should be stored in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight. It does not require refrigeration and has a long shelf life due to its acidic nature.

Does Vinegar Expire?

This is a question we get asked all the time. Customers often ask us whether vinegar can go bad. The answer to this question is no. We understand the concern because vinegar is a food product. The shelf life for Vinegar is almost indefinite if it is properly stored as indicated above. Because of to its high acidity, fruit & herb vinegars are self-preserving and do not need to be stored in the refrigerator.

At Womersley, our fruit vinegars have a 12-month expiry date as we understand the importance of having a Best Before Date on food products. However, according to the EC1169/2011 directive which applies to Food Labels, vinegar is an exempt product for the purposes of marking an expiry date. As a preservative vinegar does not need to display a Use By or Best Before information.

Our Fruit and herb vinegars versatile and flavourful ingredient that can enhance the taste of various dishes and offer potential health benefits. With its unique eclectic combinations of fruit and herbs, it adds a distinctive twist to culinary creations and is a popular choice among home cooks and chefs alike.

Where to Buy Fruit and Herb Vinegars?

Check out our Great Taste Award winning range of fruit & herb vinegars to transform your food or drink, enhance your taste experience and delight your taste buds. Womersley Fruit & Herb Vinegar Range.