An Ancient Acetaia in Castelvetro di Modena

The Old Pantry of the traditional flavors of the territory

“La Vecchia Dispensa” is an ancient Acetaia in Castelvetro di Modena, in which you have the chance to discover the authentic Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. Our story goes back to the beginning of the XIX century, when both families Pelloni and Tintori began to age balsamic vinegar into wooden casks that served as dowry for the daughters. The ancient Acetaia of our family is located in the suggestive setting of the old town of Castelvetro; visit us to get an unforgettable experience dedicated to the local taste and gastronomic culture. The production of the balsamic Vinegar is one of the most distinctive traditions of our territories, and you will have the chance to discover it during one of our tours or making a tasting in our shop.

Take with you the flavors of Modena, buying the products of “La Vecchia Dispensa”: Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, and not only! Here at “La Vecchia Dispensa” we are constantly looking for innovation and this explains why every year we create new products that respect and innovate balsamic vinegar. Over the years, we created a series of new combinations, the most remarkable ones are the Balsamic Panettone, the chocolates with balsamic vinegar and Parmigiano-Reggiano and the Balsamic Salt.

The authentic taste of the Balsamic Vinegar of Modena with all its shades.

Among the various acetaia in the provinces of Modena and Reggio Emilia, “La Vecchia Dispensa” is one of those balsamic vinegar producers who still offers the possibility to taste genuine artisanal products, obtained in a place rich in history and tradition. We love to take care of our products, paying special attention to every single, even smallest, detail. Sometimes it may seem superfluous or maniacal, but every single bottle is unique for us and deserves all our attention, starting from the selection of the raw materials and ending up with the packaging of the final product. We have always done it in this way, so every single creation of ours speaks about us and our history. It represents us in every single detail.


Every set of Balsamic Vinegar barrels tells us a story that always begins with a name of a woman. Back in time, the number of barrels it had measured the prestige of a family in Modena.

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“Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena” is obtained by cooked must only from Modena selected grapes of Modena. Cooked must then matures by slow acetification…

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Are you bored about the usual tourist sightseeing? La Vecchia Dispensa gives you the opportunity to experience an authentic Acetaia, visiting old aging rooms. Since 1975 we welcome all the lovers of the precious “Black Gold”.

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Balsamic vinegar perfectly matches classic Italian recipes, but today it’s also well combined with modern international cuisine. How many ways do you know to use it?

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You can find our products inside our shop in Castelvetro di Modena. If you cannot visit us, we offer you a convenient delivery service in Italy and Europe. Visit our online shop, and find out more about our "Balsamic world".