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Traditional Balsamic Vinegar PDO: a sweet and syrupy experience

Visit historical vinegar lofts and discover the secret of balsamic vinegar

Visit traditional vinegar lofts nestled in the Modena and Reggio Emilia countryside to sample this exquisite product with experts and local producers, in a timeless setting, steeped in history, stories and anecdotes.

Personalise your experience and visit age-old vinegar lofts to learn the secrets of this exquisite product, meet the artisan barrel makers and, most importantly, taste the product, learning to identify the various types, on its own or paired with other local delicacies.

Emilia's “black nectar”: discover, learn about and appreciate full-bodied and elegant Traditional Balsamic Vinegar PDO at various stages of production: from the grape must to the table.

To make great balsamic vinegar takes great skill, as well as time and the right barrels.  Tradition teaches us that one generation prepares balsamic vinegar for the next: the older the barrel the better the product.  A dense, deep claret colour, intense flavour and almost syrupy consistency makes for an unforgettable sensory experience: the fruit of years in barrels made with wood from Modena and Reggio Emilia, in the Food Valley, where producing families personally oversaw the aging of the must for centuries.

You can visit balsamic vinegar artisans, vinegar lofts, sample different types of balsamic vinegar and you can have lunch or food and vinegar pairings with the vinegar producers.

More special activities:

Chance (to be confirmed in advance with the various producers) to adopt a set of barrels and produce your  own vinegar. (Price will be estimated)
Chance to meet artisan barrel makers to hear about the characteristics of the different woods and their effects on the vinegar. 

key points

  • Duration of experience

    From 1.5 hours to a whole day.

  • When

    All year round.

  • Suggested customised themed gift

    Tasting spoon.

  • No. of participants

    A minimum of one. For an authentic and personal experience, we suggest a maximum of 12-16 people. For larger parties, we recommend more suitable alternative activities.

  • Price

    On request.

  • Local expert/guide

    You will be accompanied by a guide (speaking English or other languages) and/or a food and wine expert and will meet all local producers in person.

  • Overnight accommodation

    We will find your perfect overnight stay, be it a certified organic holiday farm or sustainable villa, stately home, charming hotel.

  • Private transfers

    We offer a luxury electric cars (Tesla), chauffeur-driven car or minibus service, e-bikes and bicycles are available for some experiences on request.

Mix and match this delicious experience with any of our other gourmet activities and create your own unique tour.

Are you a curious traveller, a gourmet expert or a food industry professional?

Tell us your specific interests and requirements, the amount of time you have, the time of year and the number of participants: our tours are customised to suit you.


Contact us for more information

Contact us by phone +39 0521 298883, email or fill the form below.

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