In the New York Times: Sirk Grape Vinegar

In the world of fermented food Sirk Grape Vinegar plays in a league of its own. First, it’s made with grapes and not wine. Ant not any grapes, the most exceptional Ribolla Gialla grapes – yes! They are the same grapes used to make the superior Ribolla Gialla wine. Then, it takes five years of maceration…

Sirk, The Orange Wine Of Vinegars

What is a vinegar made with whole grapes? Sirk grape vinegar is made exclusively with Ribolla Gialla grapes, the best of the Collio region of Friuli. These grapes, traditionally used to produce exceptional wines, are instead transformed by the Sirk family into a revolutionary vinegar. “If it is true – and it is – that a…

Sirk Vinegar on Striscia la Notizia

Popular Italian TV show, Striscia la Notizia Paesi e Paesaggi, travels to La Subida, 60 km from Trieste in the beautiful region of Friuli. Read this description, watch the video below (yes, it is in Italian), and then stock up on Sirk Grape Vinegar. This video is fantastic! It points out how it takes 120 minutes to…

Chef Ryan Hardy talks about Sirk Grape Vinegar

We’ve always had a big chef crush on Chef Ryan Hardy, of Charlie Bird, Pasquale Jones, and Legacy Records. Why’s that? Well, because of his impeccable taste, discerning palate, and sincere appreciation for Italian foodmakers and farmers.   Chef Ryan and Gustiamo share a love for Il Collio in Friuli, it’s a magical region and home…

Sirk Grape Vinegar

Friuli. “No other region has captured the last decade like the Collio for its food, wine and hospitality in places like the Sirk family mountain lodge called La Subida. Along with the best extra virgin olive oil and moist sea salt; great vinegar is essential to my food, my life and my passion. The Sirk vinegar is unique in that it’s…

Fermented. Aged. And NOT For The Faint-Of-Heart.

Sirk White Vinegar Made 100% with Ribolla Gialla White Grapes Sirk white grape vinegar is strong. It is aged for 5 years. First, the grapes are harvested and aged for 1 year; that’s with their skins. Then, they are pressed and just the liquid is aged for 4 more years. A lot of goodness results from…

Faith Willinger’s Recipe for La Subida Vinegar + Honey Sorbetto

If you have ever had the extreme privilege of dining at La Subida, you were most certainly impressed by the Vinegar Honey Sorbetto. Of course, La Subida is home to Sirk vinegar production and everything that they do with Sirk vinegar is exquisite. This sorbetto included. Try this recipe, it is beyond refreshing. This recipe is…

New! In the USA for the 1st time.

Sirk Grape Vinegar, disrupting the world of vinegar. Meet la famiglia Sirk! Josko Sirk is a man with a vision. A vinegar vision. That’s NOT wine in his glass, it’s vinegar. On La Subida estate in Friuli, Josko and his family are realizing their vision, to make vinegar in the most natural way possible. Presenting Sirk…

Sirk Grape Vinegar

We’re about to get regional. Micro-regional, if you will. Friuli-Venezia Giulia, one of Italy’s most culturally distinct regions. Way up north, at the feet of the Alps, as far northeast as one can go before crossing over into Slovenia. This is Friuli; a remarkable region that is home to many of  Italy’s most prized gastronomic treasures. The micro-region…