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Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale Tour

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 36 reviews.Nonantola, Italy

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Experience hosted by Enrico

2 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Discover Traditional Balsamic Vinegar (ABTM) with an expert

The province of Modena, about half an hour in the west of Bologna, is the only and exclusive area in the world where Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena (ABTM D.O.P.) is produced, a traditional Emilian cuisine made with vinegarizated grape must and then aged for at least twelve years and until fifty years.
You will be immersed in a tasting experience (8 different kinds of aged vinegar) and understanding of the aging process of this masterpiece of Italian culinary tradition.

What's included

  • Drinks
    Degustation of n.8 different aged of Aceto Balsamico
From £24
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Enrico

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 36 Reviews
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IMPORTANT: Guido, the owner of Acetaia, actually open the experience directly on his profile, so please book on the following link:

https://abnb.me/qbTsPYwXLP?user_id=45504489&s=50

Born and raised in Milan, I have always been attracted to the place of origin of my father, Modena, a place rich in food and wine culture. I have moved here for about 5 years and I have immediately appreciated all the qualities of this land rich in tradition. I would like to share these pleasure experiences with as many people as possible and from all over the world.
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Where you'll be

We will walk to visit the Acetaia Malagoli, 100 meters from La Selvatica, and owner Guido, will accompany you in this unique and unforgettable experience.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 36 reviews.

Lizzie
September 2018
This was one of the top highlights of our entire 6 week trip in Italy. The tour is very personal and thorough, where you get an understanding not just of the process but why people continue this tradition, and why it is so important to the family. Had such a great day spent here, definitely worth the money. Definitely do this if you are in Modena.
This was one of the top highlights of our entire 6 week trip in Italy. The tour is very personal and thorough, where you get an understanding not just of the process but why people…
Matt
September 2018
My wife and I are winding down a 12 day Italy trip here in Modena. We wanted to see how traditional Balsamic vinegar is made in this area. We have had some great moments during this trip. I can say, unequivocally, that this was one of the absolute best experiences we have had. In one word, this is about passion. A short ride outside of town, we arrive at the hosts home. We were met by Enrico and guided down to Guido's home. Guido is a warm, enthusiastic individual. It was evident that he was thrilled to share his family's tradition with our group. Our cohort of six spent the next couple of hours learning about this fascinating labor of love. Guido talked us through the stages from juicing to fermentation to acidification and, ultimately, aging. We saw the grape press, his vats of cooked juice, and his store room of over 300 barrels of vinegar, all in various stages of aging, some of which were initiated by his father over 50 years ago. I realize how this probably sounds, but the experience was at times emotional and even spiritual. Guido describes a tradition, a legacy, upheld by only a couple hundred of individuals. This art is something which transpires over decades and even generations. As we tasted his work over different stages of the process, we could see the set of casks he inherited from his father as well as the set of casks he acquired upon the birth of his daughter (he hopes to pass these traditions on to her so she may preserve this legacy). This is not something you choose to do. This is something you're born into. We considered ourselves lucky to have had this opportunity to meet Guido and learn something unique and distinctly Modenese. The visit ended around his kitchen table as we sample some of the batch his father left to his care (with some delicious parmesan and ice cream). We were absolutely blown away. This is not something to pass up if you want to understand what makes traditional Balsamic vinegar unique!
My wife and I are winding down a 12 day Italy trip here in Modena. We wanted to see how traditional Balsamic vinegar is made in this area. We have had some great moments during thi…
Chie
September 2018
Guido is a special producer. I am very impressed that he loves balsamico and his family. He is enthusiastic about his work. We can experience local way of eating. His explained very well, it pushed my understanding. This visiting enhanced to love balsamico! I wan to recommend it to everyone!
Guido is a special producer. I am very impressed that he loves balsamico and his family. He is enthusiastic about his work. We can experience local way of eating. His explained ver…
Nadia
September 2018
What a joy. The few hours we spent with Guido were personal and insightful and magical. Learning about his family’s history of small batch balsamic vinegar production was like taking a step back in time. A lesson in history, culture, and tradition. Very special to taste the vinegar at different stages, too. Highly recommend for balsamic vinegar fans and those interested in small batch / artisan production.
What a joy. The few hours we spent with Guido were personal and insightful and magical. Learning about his family’s history of small batch balsamic vinegar production was like taki…
Annie
September 2018
This is a fantastic experience and I cannot recommend it highly enough. It is actually hosted by Guido, the producer of the balsamic vinegar and a friend of Enrico who owns the bed and breakfast on the same street. Guido has recently made a separate experience (identical) under his name, so you should book via this page instead to help him get more reviews via this page (we didn't realise this when we booked). Guido is extremely passionate and gives you insights into the family traditions and local importance of this product. You will get to see where the vinegar is aged and taste it straight from the barrel, then with beautiful parmigiano reggiano and on icecream! Guido is a generous host, eager to share his passion and his product with you.
This is a fantastic experience and I cannot recommend it highly enough. It is actually hosted by Guido, the producer of the balsamic vinegar and a friend of Enrico who owns the bed…
Crystal
September 2018
You must meet this gentleman and sample his beautiful balsamico!! Wow! What an amazing experience! You will start by meeting Enrico, but you then meet Guido who has continued making balsamico from his father. This is an intimate affair, not a massive tour that would charge you much more for an end product that can’t hold a candle to Guidos! You will learn about the history of this family’s time and love that goes into producing this small batch tradizionale balsamico. You will taste samples from the beginning of the process to the final product. Guido has several “sets” of barrels that hold this gorgeous black gold that his father started 50 years ago. No words can describe just how much a difference it makes when this much love goes into making this product. Take the time to do this tour as it is well worth the money. Highly recommend!! P.S. Sabrina please let Guido have another set of barrels!! 😉
You must meet this gentleman and sample his beautiful balsamico!! Wow! What an amazing experience! You will start by meeting Enrico, but you then meet Guido who has continued mak…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

The acetating process requires cold temperatures in winter and hot in summer so be prepared with the appropriate equipment. Don't forget the photo/video camera.