My blog is full of Great British food products, food we should be jolly proud of. Some times companies send me samples to try before I blog, and this sample was simply beautiful. Blackcurrant and Rosemary Vinegar by Womersley and yes they have won multiple Great Taste Awards, and supplied London 2012 too.
The Womersley brand was launched by Martin and Aline Parsons from their home, Womersley Hall, in 1979 and has become one of Yorkshire and England’s leading Gourmet Brands.
The home grown specialist herbs and fruits are the key ingredients of our now famous fruit and herb vinegars and jellies. Martin attributes his expert knowledge of speciality herbs to his family’s background. The Parsons family has lived in Yorkshire for generations and is famous for grand gardens and horticulture at Nymans in Sussex and Birr Castle in Ireland. Martin’s instinctive ability to blend specialist herbs and sumptuous fruits with vinegar and sugar has created for cooks and chefs a product of such versatility that they are rightly famous and have won numerous taste awards.
In 2009, Martin and Aline’s son, Rupert, took on the privilege of running Womersley. Since doing so, he has overseen the move to a bespoke new, and larger, premises as well as rebranding the company image to make the look more inclusive. Rupert says that ‘having listened to my father’s glowing testimonials of his own creations over many years, I wanted to find another way of showing how delicious our jellies and vinegars are by displaying beautiful artwork on the outside of the bottle.’