Flavor Profile: Medium-high acidity, low sweetness
Tasting Notes: Think cherry pie; floral, yeasty, earthy and jammy with a good blend between fresh cherry flavor and preserved.
Kitchen Pairings: Great substitute for a traditional red or rosé wine vinegar; salad dressings, marinades and mignonettes benefit especially from using it.
Bar Pairings: Very good pairing to Gin, Vodka, and floral cordials such as St. Germaine. Similar acidity to a lemon; so use proportionally.
Our Cherry Blossom vinegar offers a flavorful swap for a more traditional rosé vinegar. Looking for inspiration? Visit our recipe page for creative uses in the kitchen and behind the bar.
About Our Cherry Blossom Vinegar:
Cherry blossoms are a beautiful, ephemeral aspect of springtime. They also possess a unique and robust, nutty flavor. However, on their own, they don’t much taste like their namesake cherries.
To correct for that, we begin the brewing process a year prior, using cherries from Quaker Valley Farm, as well as wild sour cherries from our own property we forage here in Delaplane we begin making a cherry wine that will ferment over the course of a year. Then, in the following cherry blossom season, we begin taking the blossoms and using them almost like hops: to finish the vinegar. When paired together the flavor is actually enhanced and the cherry comes through more brilliantly than simply as a cherry vinegar, as well as bringing a nutty, earthy quality that makes the overall flavor profile reminiscent of cherry pie!
At Lindera Farms, we take locally and sustainably sourced agricultural products of pristine quality, and ferment them into wines which we then age into vinegar. This makes for a robust, versatile vinegar with chefs, bartenders, home cooks, and health conscious individuals in mind.