About Us


Proud of our Origins

A true Kiwi icon.

Since 1915, DYC has been supplying New Zealanders with a range of high quality vinegar products.

DYC vinegar is still made the way our forefathers did. Slowly. By natural fermentation.

DYC (Dominion Compressed Yeast Co. Ltd) was established in Christchurch during 1915 as a manufacturer of compressed yeast for the baking and brewing industries within New Zealand. In earlier days, the production of compressed yeast was usually associated with the manufacture of alcohol in some form. Consequently DYC became a manufacturer of two types of vinegar, Bottled Vinegar and Aromalt Draught Vinegar.

In 1960 the company name was changed from Dominion Yeast Company Ltd to DYC.

Today DYC is still proudly kiwi owned and made in New Zealand by natural fermentation.

Clever Living

Over the years DYC has collected so many uses for vinegar and we wanted to share our very best tips, tricks and recipes with Kiwi’s.

So we launched the Clever Living Club. Our tips and tricks will save you money and time, and you will use fewer chemicals around your home.

So if you ever wanted to know how to easily clean your pots and pans or how to make a wonderful pavlova, then clever living is for you.

Joining is FREE and each month we will send you tips, tricks and great recipes for you to enjoy.

 

1915

1915

‘Dominion Yeast Company’ (DYC) founded in Christchurch

1921

1921

Auckland plant established in Ponsonby (Vinegar Lane)

1960s

1960s

Auckland plant upgraded

1988

1988

Christchurch plant closed, manufacturing remained in South Island

2006

2006

Auckland plant closed

2010

2010

Revision of DYC packaging

2010

2010

DYC Website Launched

2012

2012

Launch of Spiced Vinegar

2015

2015

Celebrated 100 Years

2015

2015

Launch of ‘Clever Living’