Dark Balsamic Vinegars


SOLAR GARDENS TASTING STUDIO
DARK BALSAMIC VINEGARS
Spring 2021
* Indicates NEW FLAVOURS for 2021*.
We carry all the popular flavours as well as some unique items that will keep you coming back over and over!
All of our dark balsamics are naturally flavoured. No added salts, sugars, sweeteners, glutens, colouring, or thickening agents. A premium balsamic vinegar is without a doubt a condiment that is unparalleled in taste and versatility. Our balsamics are selected from one of the most reputable producers in Italy, and are of exceptional quality.
All our oils, balsamics and specialty vinegars are hand-filled in a standard 200ml dark green coloured glass bottle, corked and shrink banded (in one of our two Public Health Authority approved facilities).

  1. Acai Berry - (ah-sigh-EE) berry is a grape-like fruit harvested from Acai palm trees, which are native to the rainforests of South America. Brush on poultry, drizzle over salads and fruits, add to pan drippings for a delicious sauce. Pairs well with Truffle, Garlic, Blood Orange, and Persian Lime olive oils.
  2. Apricot - This apricot balsamic is juicy, fragrant, sweet, slightly tart, and simply mouthwatering! It makes a fantastic vinaigrette, glaze, or reduction for fruit salad or grilled chicken. Drizzle over greens and add goat cheese crumbles for an amazing salad! 
  3. Basil* - This herbal balsamic is delicious drizzled over salad or fresh mozzarella, brushed on chicken or halibut before cooking. Saute broccoli or mushrooms with a bit of this balsamic vinegar for a fine side to steaks.
  4. Blackberry - This balsamic vinegar is sweet and smooth and bursting with summertime freshness. Drizzle it on your favourite desserts, fruit salads, or cheese plates. Splash into your favourite iced tea or lemonade recipes for a summertime treat. Use as a marinade for pork or chicken or slather on baby back ribs.
  5. Blackberry Ginger - Sweet blackberry flavour combined with a hint of spicy, sweet ginger. Delicious in combination with a fruit dish or as a salad dressing, but also perfect as a sauce for roast pork or chicken.
  6. Black Currant - This blend of balsamic vinegar and black currants produces a unique flavour that nicely complements feta cheese, red onions and orange wedges in salads. Pair it with other berries, pork, game meat, mushrooms and fresh cheeses.
  7. Black Garlic* - This unique flavour is achieved by heating whole bulbs of garlic over the course of several weeks, a process that results in black cloves. The taste is a sweet and garlicky balsamic vinegar. The enzymes that give fresh garlic its sharpness break down. Excellent to use in marinades, dressing, spinach salad, cheese plates, and to glaze poultry or meat. Pair with Mushroom & Sage, Garlic, Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, Roasted Chili, Jalapeno, and Chipotle Olive Oils. 
  8. Black Mission Fig - Our best seller! Rich and flavourful. Pair with Garlic, Wild Mushroom & Sage, Italian Herb, Walnut, Chipotle or Blood Orange Olive Oil.
  9. Blueberry - A great blueberry aroma, crisp and very tart flavour with a mild sweetness. This unique balsamic is great for dressings, dessert sauces or as a marinade for your steaks or pork. 
  10. Butter Pecan - Our Butter Pecan Balsamic Vinegar combines the flavors of roasted pecans, butter and vanilla for a sweet, traditional taste that can’t be beat. (Contains Nut Product). 
  11. Cara Cara Orange Vanilla - Madagascar Vanilla and the bright citrus of Cara Cara oranges combine to delight the senses. Pair with fine chocolate, drizzle over fruit salad, add to sparkling water, mixed drinks, or over yogurt or ice cream. 
  12. Cherry - Sweet cherry with a hint of licorice aftertaste. Perfect for vinaigrettes, pork and duck. Also great on ice cream and drizzled over a brownie. Yum! 
  13. Chile - A mild chili flavour that works well on a salad or as a marinade for meats. Don’t forget drizzling on a bowl of beef chili to add extra yum.
  14. Chocolate Cherry - Chocolate covered cherries? Need we say more? Use as a topping on ice cream, cheesecake or a fudge brownie!
  15. Chocolate Jalapeno - Everything is better with chocolate! This rich chocolate flavour is enhanced with just a little bit of spicy jalapeno. Marinate steaks or drizzle this over fresh fruit with a little pound cake. If you want to be healthy try this with roasted brussel sprouts or plain cottage cheese.
  16. Chocolate Mandarin - The creamy goodness of the chocolate flavour pairs perfectly with the tangy citrus zing of mandarin. Tastes like orange sherbet with dark chocolate syrup. Great over ice cream.
  17. Chocolate Raspberry - A decadent flavour combination that few can pass up. This rich and dark balsamic combines the sweet dark flavours of chocolate with the tart undeniable zing of fresh raspberries. Great over ice cream or pancakes.
  18. Chocolate Strawberry - This rich and dark balsamic combines the sweet flavours of chocolate with big bold strawberries. Perfect alone, used as a dessert sauce, or in combination with a citrus flavoured olive oil as a salad dressing. Also try as a topping on Brie cheese.
  19. Cinnamon Pear - A lovely pear taste with a hint of cinnamon. Try it on pork or lamb. Wonderful on fruit and desserts. Blend with EVOO and drizzle over spinach, baby arugula, slices of fresh pear, toasted pecans and dried cranberries.
  20. Citrus - Citrus flavours of grapefruit, lemon, lime and orange. Great in vinaigrettes to dress your salad or fruit. Also good for marinating chicken or fish.
  21. Coconut - An ideal accompaniment to tropical dishes. Pair with our Meyer Lemon, Persian Lime or Blood Orange for salad dressings or to marinate chicken or shrimp for the grill. A darker version of our popular white balsamic.
  22. Cranberry - This is a wonderful flavour to add to meats, such as pork or turkey. Works great on a salad with nuts, or try it on vanilla ice cream.
  23. Cucumber & Melon - A summery taste that goes well with marinated veggies or pair with our Meyer Lemon olive oil for a fresh salad dressing. 
  24. Elderberry* - This tart, rich, sweet, and perfectly balanced Elderberry Dark Balsamic Vinegar is a taste sensation, with zesty hints of juicy purple elderberry. Enjoy in vinaigrettes, on salads, glaze meats or poultry, marinades, shrubs, desserts, with fruit, and baking. An ideal companion for a cheese platter. Pairs sensationally with our Persian Lime Olive Oil, Lemon Fused Olive Oil, or any of our EVOO’s.
  25. Espresso - This flavourful balsamic is excellent as a steak marinade or as a base for barbecue pork. With the essence of dark roasted coffee, enjoy this as a glaze for your favourite cut of beef. Makes fresh fruit taste amazing!
  26. Fig & Lemon - This rich, dark balsamic vinegar has a full fig flavour, brightened with the citrus touch of lemon. Beautiful as a seafood glaze and delicious combined with nuts in your favourite salad.
  27. Garlic - Pungent garlic in a thick dark sweet balsamic vinegar, this is a great option in a vinaigrette or as a drizzle on your Caprese salad. Mix it with our Parmesan Rosemary Olive Oil for a great chicken marinade or dipping sauce. A dark version of our Garlic white balsamic.
  28. Grapefruit - A light balsamic to brighten up your summer salads or drizzle on rich, lightly seasoned fish. Pair with our Blood Orange olive oil for a crisp, clean vinaigrette.
  29. Green Apple - A slight tart taste of apple. Try it with an olive oil for a delicious spinach and nut salad dressing.
  30. Hibiscus - Very fragrant and fruity, and a bit sweet. Hibiscus is becoming the trendy taste of the day! Not only can it be used as an aromatic balance to sweet dishes, it can add layers of flavour in savoury dishes as well. Try it in your martini or add a drop to your next citrusy cocktail. Drizzle on crostini with Brie.
  31. Honey Date - Mediterranean flavours of honey and date. Drizzle over crispy bacon wrapped figs. Great for a grilled pork marinade or sauce. Toss with a salad of olives, capers, tomato and feta cheese. 
  32. Honey Ginger - From salads, noodles, stir- fries, vinaigrettes and seafood, any Asian inspired dish can benefit from this bestselling vinegar. Pairs well with Toasted Sesame Oil, Meyer Lemon, Garlic, or any artisan Varietal EVOO.
  33. Honey Raspberry - A combination of sweet honey and raspberry, this flavourful balsamic can be used over your favourite fruit salad, as a chicken or salmon marinade, or even as a delicious sweet sauce on your steaks. 
  34. Italian Herbs* - This balsamic vinegar has a sweet, savoury, and herbaceous flavour and aroma. Rosemary, marjoram, thyme, garlic, and sage give it an authentic Italian flavour. Drizzle it over roasted vegetables, meats, or tomatoes, Use it as a vinaigrette for salad.
  35. Jalapeno - With a smoky, spicy flavour of jalapeno, it’s perfect to add a bit of heat as a marinade for salmon or chicken. Try it paired with our Persian Lime olive oil for a vinaigrette for your taco salad. A dark version of our Jalapeno white balsamic.
  36. Juniper Berry - Sweet, pleasantly herbal and with just the right bite, our Juniper Berry balsamic is a seasonal flavour which beckons the holidays with the distinctive taste of juniper berries. Try this balsamic with gin in a cocktail, paired with wild game or as a glaze for duck.
  37. Key West – A citrus explosion. Use as a tropical component in your marinades or vinaigrettes. A blend of grapefruit, orange, lime and lemon, this vinegar is great with vegetables and proteins, or use with grains like quinoa or faro. Drip on top of some chopped avocados, halved cherry tomatoes, goat cheese and walnuts for a delicious snack.
  38. Kona Coffee* - Sweet, creamy, smooth. This Kona coffee flavoured balsamic is perfect to top your ice cream or strawberries with cream or use to top poached pears. Use to create a coffee sauce for roasted beef or flank steak. It's also great for meatier type vegetables such as mushrooms or eggplant.
  39. Lavender - A member of the mint family, lavender can be described as herbaceous, earthy and floral. Use in any recipe calling for thyme or marjoram, or pour over favourite desserts (especially ice cream).
  40. Lemon - Perfect as a glaze for salmon or other seafood. Adds a nice citrus touch when used in vinaigrettes. 
  41. Lemon & Bergamot Orange* - Known in France as the "sweet lemon", Bergamots are more orange-coloured than "regular" lemons and are sweeter. This balsamic is sweeter and has more floral notes than the Lemon Balsamic. A wonderful citrus flavor that adds a great finish to vegetables, salads or as a bread dip.
  42. Mandarin Orange - Perfect for vinaigrettes, salads and sauces for Asian, pork or chicken dishes. 
  43. Mediterranean* - A wonderful blend of Mediterranean delights - pistachio, honey and date. This one is delicious used as a marinade for chicken or lamb with roasted peppers, or try it paired with our tarragon olive oil as a vinaigrette for a crisp salad (incorporate chick peas, cucumbers, tomato, red onion and feta cheese for a masterpiece). This is great in any Greek or southern Italian dish.
  44. Mango - This sweet fruity balsamic is always great by itself, on a salad or on fresh fruit. Use as a marinade on many different meats and poultry. Would make a great topping for your favourite ice cream.
  45. Maple - Flavours of caramelized sugar and vanilla. Warm and pour over pancakes or dunk French toast strips. Works as a healthy substitute for brown sugar in your porridge/oatmeal.
  46. Orange - A little more tangy than our Mandarin Orange dark balsamic, enjoy the sweet, citrus zing of this rich balsamic in a multitude of ways. 
  47. Oregano* - Brisk and zesty with the exquisite herbaceous essence of Oregano and a classic Mediterranean flavor. The addition of Oregano makes this vinegar the perfect complement to a wide variety of extra virgin olive oils, and will produce lovely vinaigrettes. Some of our favourite oils are toi pair with this balsamic are -  Eureka Lemon, Organic Persian Lime, Organic Tuscan Herb, and smoky Chipotle. Remarkable in tomato based sauce recipes, such as marinara, puttanesca, and Bolognese.
  48. Peach - A rich and fruity finely crafted balsamic from Italy with a pleasant punch of peach! Adds a unique fresh flavour to salads, seafood and pork. Drizzle over fresh fruit for a simple, sensational dessert.
  49. Pear - Light pear taste delicious on salads, fresh fruit, ice cream and a variety of meats to complement their flavour. Use this balsamic with a mild olive oil for a salad dressing or dip, or just by itself. It is so good!
  50. Pecan Praline* - Pecan pralines are a very rich sweet mixture of brown sugar, granulated sugar, pecans, cream and butter. Enjoy this rich, sweet dark balsamic without the guilt of all the added sugar. This one is a great option for desserts. Drizzle over ice cream or cheesecake, or even brownies. Or try it over some crepes with sliced bananas. Use as a salad dressing made with spring mix, fresh raspberries or blueberries, walnuts and blue cheese. Try pairing with our Butter EVOO or our White Honey Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar. (Contains Nut Product)
  51. Pistachio - A decadent sweet, nutty flavour. Drizzle over a strawberry sorbet. Try as a glaze over lamb chops or other gamey meats. Pour over pan seared and pistachio crusted Tilapia or Halibut. (Contains Nut Product)
  52. Pomegranate -Enjoy this sweet, slightly tart balsamic vinegar. With a supple pomegranate flavour, it can be enjoyed on salads, in desserts, as well as in sauces and marinades.
  53. Pomegranate & Pear (Pompea) - Drizzle over white fish or blend with an olive oil for a tart and sweet salad dressing. Great on cheesecake or ice cream. Try blended into a warm apple cider. 
  54. Prickly Pear* - Prickly Pear cactus fruit, a southwest favourite, has a taste similar to raspberries and watermelon with the slight bite of kiwi. This is wonderful as a syrup for pancakes or drizzled over cheesecake. Try as a rimmer with salt on your margarita glass, or spike your lemonade or other cocktails with it.
  55. Raspberry - Great alone or paired with olive oil or try it with the Blood Orange infused olive oil for a great bread dip or salad dressing. This balsamic is also awesome on vanilla ice cream.
  56. Raspberry Cranberry - Tart and sweet, this flavourful dark balsamic is great to use in both sweet and savoury dishes. Very versatile. Use as a glaze on ham, put into your favourite cranberry sauce recipe or just pour over ice cream. The possibilities are endless.
  57. Rich Dark Chocolate - Outstanding marinade for chicken or pork. Use Chocolate Balsamic in a reduction for a mouthwatering sauce. Toss with fresh berries. Also try as a topping on Brie cheese.
  58. Spicy Mango - Turn up the heat with chile peppers and mango! Try on sauted shrimp, pan-seared sea scallops or for an Oriental chicken salad.
  59. Spicy Orange - Citrus with a kick. Enjoy our Spicy Orange balsamic on bruschetta, over ice cream and as the perfect component in a salad dressing. pork, chicken and Asian dishes.
  60. Strawberry - Terrific paired with our Basil EVOO over greens, strawberries, toasted pecans, and goat cheese. To make an instant appetizer, try it drizzled on a strong cheese such as smoked cheddar.
  61. Strawberry & Lemon (Tart Berry) - Toss a salad with baby arugula, sliced strawberries and blue cheese and candied pecans. Brush on grilled salmon or baked chicken. Drizzle over salami stuffed with blue cheese.
  62. Tangerine - With a bold tangerine aroma and flavour, this balsamic is perfect for vinaigrettes and sauces. When used as a marinade on scallops, enjoy the sweet caramelization after it’s been grilled.
  63. Tangy Fig – A blend of tangerine and fig. Blend with an olive oil dressing for salads. Great as a marinade for grilled salmon, chicken or pork chops. Drizzle over cantaloupe wrapped in prosciutto.
  64. Traditional - This balsamic vinegar from Modena Italy is so smooth you could sip it after dinner. Use it as a drizzle on aged cheeses, cured meats and fresh fruit, or as a dessert sauce for vanilla ice cream and strawberries. Makes a great marinade or a fabulous finish on salmon.
  65. Vanilla - A distinctive sweet and dark balsamic vinegar, hinted with the flavour of vanilla. Use with your dessert, pouring over vanilla ice cream and pound cake with fresh strawberries. Or also excellent as  a sweet vinaigrette.
  66. Vanilla Fig - Great poured over grilled asparagus, or added to your favorite sauces. Try drizzled over a good nutty cheese for a treat.
  67. Walnut & Strawberry (Walberry) - With a pleasant strawberry walnut aroma and unique flavour, it is perfect for vinaigrettes and sauces.
  68. Watermelon - Perfect for summer salads. Try watermelon, feta and arugula with toasted pine nuts or a watermelon caprese salad. Drizzle over a lemon sorbet.