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Acetaia La Vecchia Dispensa

Castelvetro di Modena, Italy
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About Acetaia La Vecchia Dispensa
Family run company established on 1905, producer of fine Balsamic Vinegars. The historical aging rooms are hosted inside a medieval tower, and are open to guided tours upon reservation (ITA/ENG). The free tasting of different aged Balsamic Vinegars is always available inside La Vecchia Dispensa's shop. Inside the shop is also possibile to find a gourmet selection of local food products: liquors, local wines, jams. Contact us by email or phone for reservations.
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grooverjlazerus wrote a review Oct 2019
alicante, spain160 contributions67 helpful votes
This is one of the best tours I have ever been on. The master balsamic vinegar maker gave us a guide around the premises, full of interest for his subject, information he passes on to visitors with ease. The process is fascinating, especially if you have ever seen how wine is made (totally different), and the tasting opens your senses up to the subtle differences between the vinegars. Seriously great tour, and well worth the trip out from Modena.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Emilia P wrote a review May 2019
Castelvetro di Modena, Italy7 contributions4 helpful votes
We had already visited the store here several times. Recently we took the tour to see how balsamic vinegar is made. The ‘master’ himself was the tour guide and spoke to us in English with a passion that was almost infectious. We were taken into where the magic happens and at the end we were invited to take part in an extensive tasting session. This business caters for tourists by offering smaller items to purchase from the store too. I can’t praise this place enough. The fee to take the tour was surprisingly low. Bonus! Beautiful website in both Italian and English.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Angela wrote a review Mar 2019
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IIaria gave us a wonderful history of the making of balsamic vinegar and a very informative tour of their facility. We called ahead to set up an appointment, and she was very gracious in accommodating us. The tasting of their products was very helpful in deciding which ones to purchase. A terrific insight into local history and culture!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Allie S wrote a review Mar 2019
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We loved our visit. Ilaria was our guide. She was very friendly and knowledgeable. Going up the tower was an amazing experience. The tower transports you back to 1905. Ilaria explained the history and balsamic process in great detail. She was able to answer any questions we had! I recommend this tour. A small, quiet, quaint hilltop Italian town filled with history (& balsamic)!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from SimoneT2570, Proprietario at Acetaia La Vecchia Dispensa
Responded Mar 18, 2019
Thank you so much Allie, I was glad you enjoyed the tour. Have a nice trip around Italy!
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Asfinefood wrote a review Feb 2018
South Salem 39 contributions12 helpful votes
It was a great tour given by Cristina. Her English was great and she was very knowledgeable about the product and the history of family and the property. The tasting was fantastic and we had them ship product that we purchased back to the USA.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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