A guided tour to discover balsamic vinegar
When we talk about true Balsamic Vinegar, the D.O.P. and I.G.P. one, the connection with the city and the entire province of Modena is instinctive and immediate. Here, in fact, are wonderful vineyards that produce grapes characterised by the right concentration of sugars and acidity. These grapes prove to be a raw material of absolute excellence for the production of Balsamic Vinegar.
If you would like to treat yourself to a stage of wine and food tourism or a visit that is an inimitable sensory experience in terms of taste and content, then we recommend that you book a visit to our vinegar cellar. You will be won over by what you see, hear and taste!
A visit that will tell you a fascinating story
The origins of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena go back as far as the ancient Romans. The Romans cooked grape must to make a tasty condiment for dishes that would keep for a long time. In those days, balsamic vinegar was not yet what we know today, but it was a much-appreciated product, considered a valuable sweetener and also a valuable medicine.
It took until the 11th century to find a documented link between Balsamic Vinegar and Modena. From that period onwards, the testimonies have multiplied to the point of being intertwined with the history of important noble families known in our territory in the past. There are some who loved and encouraged the production of this condiment!
Since the mid-nineteenth century, this food and wine product has been the undisputed star of many tables… In more recent history, balsamic vinegar has been awarded the well-deserved and prestigious D.O.P. and I.G.P. recognitions, as well as many awards in Italy and around the world. During a guided tour of our acetaia we will tell you the most important parts of this history and also of our history!
Between taste, tradition and culture
During a visit to the acetaia, it is possible to get to know and admire the entire production chain. You will observe the vineyards and then enter the places where, with the skilful mastery handed down from generation to generation, everything takes place. The pressing of the precious grapes, the cooking of the must and its transfer to barrels made of aromatic precious woods. It is in these barrels that ageing takes place.
You will have the opportunity to understand and appreciate the value of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena P.D.O. and of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena I.G.P. You will be able to get to know the work, patience, perseverance, dedication and determination from which they are born and which explain the characteristics that have made them famous and inimitable.
We look forward to seeing you in our vinegar cellar!
As you will have understood, a visit to our vinegar cellar will give you the opportunity to get to know – in all respects – the Black Gold of Modena. You can taste it in a simple way and, if you wish, you can discover the taste of a whole series of delicious preparations in which balsamic is the protagonist. There are so many local delicacies that are enriched with Balsamic Vinegar!
What we are proposing is a veritable gastronomic journey: you will be able to rediscover the flavours of tradition… It will be up to you to decide whether you prefer the fragrance and consistency of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena P.D.O. or whether you like the classic or organic version of P.G.I. We are waiting for you!