In Collio, the terrain and breezes off the Adriatic sea create a unique microclimate perfectly suited to the cultivation of the Ribolla Gialla grapes used to make Sirk vinegar. Josko Sirk and his team have disrupted the conventional wine vinegar world by rejecting the idea that vinegar should be made from outcast grapes deemed unworthy of wine. Their exceptional vinegar is made with the same precious grapes that would otherwise produce prized Collio wine. Industrial vinegar production is dictated by speed and cost reduction; wine is converted to vinegar in about two hours, resulting in a mundane product with a flatly standardized flavor. At Sirk, however, they allow their own organically-grown grapes to ferment slowly for five years in Slovenian oak barrels. The result is a genuinely unique vinegar bottled without any filtering or preservatives.
Sirk Grape Vinegar is a beautiful, distinctive expression of the finest grapes, perfect for passionate, attentive food lovers. Take Josko’s advice: “Choose vinegar - and use it - with the same care and thoughtfulness as you would a high-quality wine.”