From the bottom of the regional nature park “Ballons des Vosges” heart right into our bottles: this forest honey which we use for our vinegars is produced by “Rucher de la colline”. Florent, who is an apiarist of passion breeds his bees in this natural environment in a very traditional way. Every honey is manufactured very gentle to preserve all his qualities and aromas.
Burkhard Beier – the French-German, an old friend and moreover an excellent herbage dealer. All the lavender which flourishes in our garden was brought by his hands. Now we are using these blossoms to create further extraordinary vinegars.
The diversity and wealth of our nature is incredible, everything surrounding us is a present. One can find many fruits, a vast number of herbals and flowers and much more. Most of the products we are processing consist of ingredients grown on the fields of our region.
In May we start harvesting elderflowers, shortly after it is time to pick the blossom of the red poppy who brings a magnificent colour with it and confers a gentle taste to our vinegars.
In the second week of the month June the harvest of green walnuts begins. There is a very little time frame of 10 days until the walnuts built up their shell and are too hard to get processed, so we have to work really fast. Afterwards these walnuts built up a perfect foundation for many of our vinegars and of course for our delicate inlaid black walnuts. Summer and Autumn are delivering us with a great amount of sappy fruits and vegetables which are directly processed into our vinegars or into one of our chutneys.