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Enjoy a Private, Owner-Led Balsamic Vinegar Tour and Tasting in Vignola, Modena

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From $34.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore the delicious and acidic world of balsamic vinegar with a local expert during this short, private tasting and food pairing experience in Vignola. In a loft, see how this vinegar, known the world over, is made and learn about the aging process and tasting notes. In the tasting room, sample balsamic vinegar and Saba made with grape juice paired with classic Italian cheeses, breads, ham, and fruit.
  • Learn the history of balsamic vinegar and see how it is made and aged
  • Visit a loft where balsamic vinegar is being made
  • Enjoy a tasting paired with classic Italian foods
  • A private guide ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Private, owner-led balsamic vinegar tour and tasting with your host Mariangela
  • Food pairing with regional produce
  • A bottle of the family’s saba (travel sized)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Snacks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Acetaia La Ca' Dal Non 1883 Vignola
    Via Ghiaurov, 50, 41058 Vignola MO, Italy

    Meet your host at her home and acetaia in Vignola in the province of Modena, about 20 km from Modena city center and Bologna. Exact address and directions can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Mariangela can be flexible with time in the morning so if you would like to start slightly earlier or later feel free to let her know when making your booking
  • Please note that this producer does offer a free tour directly on her site. The difference between their free offer and this experience is that it is a private experience with an expert and includes a food pairing and a bottle of saba that you can take home
  • Please also note that the vinegary is in Vignola, a town located 20km from Modena and 20 km from Bologna
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • On days that Mariangela is not available, a member of her family will give you a tour of their vinegary
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Enjoy a Private, Owner-Led Balsamic Vinegar Tour and Tasting in Vignola, Modena?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Enjoy a Private, Owner-Led Balsamic Vinegar Tour and Tasting in Vignola, Modena?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Enjoy a Private, Owner-Led Balsamic Vinegar Tour and Tasting in Vignola, Modena?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Enjoy a Private, Owner-Led Balsamic Vinegar Tour and Tasting in Vignola, Modena?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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This is the tour you want!
James_H, Jun 2019
We were so glad we chose to to visit this acetaia for a balsamic vinegar tour and tasting. First of all, don't be confused with simple balsamic vinegar, or even balsamic vinegar of Modena. Those two are not the best stuff on earth. "Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena" is the one and only, and is what this family has been making on this beautiful estate for generations. We were made to feel like guests in their home, and had an absolutely wonderful time.
Very good experiences
Juan_M, Dec 2018
My husband and I drove to Modena to visit this manufacturer of Aceto balsamico and it was a very delightful experience. We've learn the process of producing and taste one of the best balsamic in the world. One of the owners gave us the tour and she was a smart and sweet lady.I highly recommend it!!
Simply fabulous!
BRADLEY_F, Jun 2022
This was an amazing experience! Giovanna was led us through her beautiful gardens and acetaia. It was special to be at her home rather than a factory style setting. We had the opportunity to taste many ages and variations of balsamic vinegar. She taught us all about how it is made and the types of barrels and aging process. We were able to purchase and send home from her New York connection. Wonderful!
Authentic Balsamic Adventure
Helen_W, Mar 2022
We were welcomed even though I had made a mistake when making our reservation. Our host and the owner greeted us with surprise upon our unexpected arrival and graciously lead us on informative tour of the family history and current operation of their vinegar production process. I felt that we could not have found a more authentic experience and truly delicious tasting! We purchased some vinegars and will be enjoying our bit of Modena soon with the recipes that came with the gift pack. Prego!
Terrific experience in a small family producer of Traditional Balsamic
Nicolaos_P, Sep 2021
An absolutely wonderful visit at a family producer, lead by the wife of the owner. Very personable, friendly, informative. But above all the pride and love for their product and the Traditional Balsamic culture came out through out the visit. in the end we enjoyed home made snacks prepared just for us adorned with traditional balsamic. As an old gearhead I visited all the temples of racing in the area. But I rate this visit as the best experience of my time in Emilia-Romana. The drive is a bit out of the way but it gives you a chance to look at the land and the crops these people love and cherish. DO NOT MISS.
Wonderful product, wonderful jost
Michael_K, May 2021
We had a wonderful time with Giovanna touring their lovely estate and sampling the aceto. She is rightfully very proud of her family's tradition and products. We immediately recommended the trip to our friends in the area.
Lovely tour of a proud family business,
Dave_C, Jan 2020
Very interesting tour. Family history as well as full explanation of the Balsamic process. Nice table of very tasty hors d'oeuvres using balsamic vinegar. Thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you, You can get there by bus from Modena. Bus schedules are convenient for the tour, but be careful to be on time for the bus back to Modena
Excellent experience
Charmain_L, Jan 2020
Oor tour was a great experience, enhanced by Giovanna's obvious passion for traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena and love for her family. My husband, my sister and I all loved the experience, and recommend it highly.
This is the tour you want!
james9171, Jun 2019
We were so happy we chose this tour. First of all, don't confuse balsamic vinegar or balsamic vinegar of Modena with "Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena". The first two aren't the best stuff on earth which is what's been made here for generations. There's a BIG difference! Mariangela is extremely knowledgeable, and made us feel like guests in her family's beautiful residence and acetaia. We were sad to leave!