Family run business
Goulter’s Vinegar Products is proud to say we are a family run business based in Nelson. The company is based around the expertise of the proprietor Tim Goulter who has 44 years’ experience as a wine and vinegar maker.
Tim established Goulter’s Vinegar Company in 1997. Charlie (Uncle Tim’s nephew) along with Trish his South African born wife joined the family business in 2014. It is safe to say that vinegar runs in the families veins! Together we are dedicated to producing sustainable & affordable vinegar products.
Our expertise as vinegar making specialists is in our name – GOULTER’S. We have a diverse range of products the flag ship one being our Certified Organic Apple Cider Vinegar which is produced using only New Zealand Organic apples.
Our unique kiwifruit vinegar is growing a following as well as our all natural Citrogar cleaner. We are the first company in New Zealand to produce a natural herbicide from vinegar – Read about WeedX here
We pride ourselves on being an honest hardworking company producing great quality products for our customers so they will naturally choose to do business with us! We believe in the POWER OF VINEGAR hence our passion to use nature in the way she was intended!
Thriving + Innovative
We are the first NZ company to produce a variety of products using vinegar as the base ingredient.
Why? Because vinegar has so many natural health benefits we have decided to capture this in our various formulations when designing all of our vinegar products. We were determined from the start to create products which are environmentally healthy and sustainable along with being affordable.
We want to share our knowledge we have gained over the years by educating people on the reasons why vinegar is beneficial to ones health. We see education as a key tool in helping people to decide what makes a superior honest vinegar. We want to bring New Zealand products to the world and the world to our beautiful clean and green region of Nelson.
We don’t just see our customers as people we want to sell our products to, we see them as people who care about what they are buying, which is why we believe it is important to empower them by educating them on the health benefits of vinegar. In this way they can make informed decisions before purchasing our Goulter’s products.
Our recently imported state of the art bottle filler, labeller and capper allows us to now contract bottle for our clients as well as ourselves.
Due to the growth in our sales we have had to enlarge our current 10,000L Acetator tank to increase output with plans to build another 20,000L tank by 2019. We are also outgrowing our current premises and plan to move to a new one early next year. Goulter’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar sells throughout New Zealand in supermarkets and organic shops as well as in 6 overseas countries.
We believe very much in being part of our local community which is why we donate time and products into local organisations who believe in us and what we do at Goulter’s Vinegar Products.
We are proud members of the Nelson Chamber of Commerce. We are working closely with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise to grow our knowledge of the export market which will ensure not only the sustainable growth of our business but also our region.
To build an honest thriving sustainable business which produces natural authentic affordable products that lend themselves to the health and well being of the environment and all of human kind.
"I have been using Goulter's Citrogar cleaning solution and it is fantastic! As a cleaner I have found it so hard to find a completely all natural product with zero animal testing that works so well. I found the best use for Citrogar is in the bathroom when working on domestic cleans. It cuts through soap scum and oils quickly in crevasses, glass and we found that the homes we used it in remained cleaner for longer than those that we didn't. For an at home user I would recommend leaving CITROGAR to sit for a wee bit to reap the full benefits of this product. Although I enjoy the vinegar smell, we were a bit worried at first of the home owners reaction, but the vinegar smell quickly dissipates into nothing as it dries, leaving only the fresh smell of citrus. " Rikki-Lee - Flawless Cleaning Services Ltd
I am a long - term sufferer from Interstitial Cystitis (IC) - a disorder whereby my bladder is overly sensitive, causing constant pain and the urgent need to frequently pee (often up to 20 times during the day and up to 10 times during the night!) I have spent many years trying different forms of natural treatments and diets attempting to ease the symptoms such as controlling everything I eat and drink to try to maintain an internal state of alkalinity, however the results are never consistent or ongoing!
Dealing with chronic pain impacts on all aspects of my daily life which can be stressful and at times depressing. However, I am delighted to say that my bladder condition and poor health has dramatically changed since I met with the Goulter family and they encouraged me to try their kiwi fruit vinegar health tonic! The Goulter's stressed, “The trick is to stick with it for at least four weeks!” Thanks to that great advice and the wonderful healing properties of the product, I am happy to declare that I am living pain free! Two teaspoons of Kiwi fruit Vinegar in warm water each morning and evening keeps my body to remain in a ‘state of alkaline’. It feels great not to be constantly bothered by pain and I am peeing ‘a normal’ 6 times a day and only once during the night. Needless to say, this has improved my sleep, my energy levels and overall mood and well-being. Thank you to the Goulters, for your recommendation, your expert advice and for the remarkable Kiwi Fruit Vinegar Health Tonic that is a life changing, life-support for me! S M - Nelson
Hi, I just had to write to tell you my experience with your ACV. 13 months ago we moved from Nelson to just outside Murchison together with our three horses and 2 donkeys. We knew the area was a 'hot spot' for sand flies but had no idea how bad they would affect our horses/donkeys. They drove them MAD. One our 'girls' was bitten between her eyes on the front of her face which became infected. I applied cream recommended by the vet and the bite healed. Determined she should not have to suffer this again, I purchased a fly spray for horses from one of the farm supply companies.
Unfortunately she reacted to the spray and lost the fur from her face, which of course was another blow. We were devastated but I was determined to find an answer to this problem. On searching the net I came across the attached article, purchased 2x bottles of your ACV and proceeded to add it to their feeds. You have no idea how delighted and re- leaved we have been with the results. The sand flies are still around but not biting our horses.
The sand flies leave us alone too, not to mention all the other benefits to our health. After reading the label on the bottle and finding your web site, we shall be calling into your shop in future. Many thanks for such a wonderful product. Sandra G, Murchison
" Your Citrogar is really great on the windows and glass in general. Good in shower also but I have used Shower Witch for some time now and that is also great. Really great on the floor tiles that we have in the bathroom/toilet as well as the kitchen, hearth and other tiled areas that we have. Another unusual use that I tried it on is on the soles of inside shoes and slippers. You would not think that shoes that are solely worn inside get grubby but they do and there are occasions when Tony goes outside in his slippers, it cleans them up a treat! There is one thing that I really do like and that is the clear lettering on the on and off toggle. It is just so easy to read so a real pat on the back for this. It is amazing how hard it is to try and read some of the ready to use sprays to know whether or not you have turned it on or off." Fay
"Fabulous! I bought a bottle of Kiwifruit Vinegar when I was visiting Dad a few weeks ago and it is almost all gone! It's a great alternative to AVC. I would of course prefer if it was organic, but with it being a fermented product I am a little more lenient on my stance. I have been drinking it with sparkling water which is super refreshing and using it in dressings." Kirsty MacDonald
"I suffered from extreme pain with my Osteoarthritis and Gout for years. So much so that I had to give up my lawn bowls. The doctors wanted to operate on my knee however I decided I would own my condition so I made up a special concoction which included turmeric, coconut oil, and seaweed, I found it to be 80% effective for my osteoarthritis and my gout has completely disappeared. A couple of months ago I was recommended Goulter’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. I started taking 3-4 teaspoons of this twice daily in a glass of warm water. This vinegar has made such a difference to me because it has boosted my well being so that I am now 100% better. Even I can’t believe it! I am now back at lawn bowls and my friends can’t believe the difference. I found it took about 3 days before I started feeling the difference. I have also learnt you HAVE to take it religiously. When I forget I feel some pain returning however when I take the Vinegar I’m back on track. I hope this helps those of you out there who are suffering from painful arthritis." Graham Chalmers
"Love your ACV, it is very good quality, taste and a very beneficial product. Thank you for supplying ACV. Your other products look very interesting and useful also! Thanks so much." MT
"We were so pleased to find we were able to buy the Apple Cider Vinegar direct from you. We have been doing the expensive thing and getting some from an Organic Shop down here in Dunedin. We have been so pleased with the results it was time to look for a more economic source. We are actually giving it to our goats, both Boer + Nubians and have found the goats have had the lowest worm counts ever. They are going up to 6 months without needing to be wormed, which is unbelievable. They are in different paddocks so the only commonality is the Apple Cider Vinegar. They are also looking so well - we are converts!" Sheryl Collins
"Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) contains high levels of acetic and Malic acid as well as Vitamins, Mineral Salts and Amino Acids. Some of ACV’s active ingredients are soluble fibers in the form of Pectin, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Thiamin, Lycopene, Niacin, Pantothenic acid, Riboflavin and Beta-carotene. It also contains other minerals like Sodium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Iron and Magnesium. All of these powerful substances work together and make ACV very effective as an Anti-viral, Anti-bacterial and Anti-fungal tonic. I am so incredibly grateful that the Goulters have developed this very safe product which I can now use in my home and as a garden spray instead of having to rely on very toxic chemical options. A reliable product produced to high standards by people with integrity who care." Fay Christie
"I LOVE this product! Being a cancer survivor, eating and drinking healthy products (especially organic) is a vital part of my lifestyle. Goulter's Apple Cider Vinegar fits the bill in this respect due to the high levels of antioxidants associated with apples and more specifically apple skins. The Vinegar has many uses eg in dressings, bottling and preserving foods, as a health tonic and I also add a splash in stock troughs as a preventative for intestinal worms. Even the chooks and dog don't miss out. I thoroughly recommend it." Avril Stephens