• A deep ruby colour

  • Guided Tasting

  • Time, woods and passion

  • Discover and taste

  • Guided Visit

  • Shop

  • Historic Acetaia

  • Tour the tower

  • Trekking in the vineyard

  • Acetaia 1975



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Acetaia Tour

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

Opening Hours: Shop & Acetaia tours

Monday-Friday: 08:30 – 12:30 14:30 – 19:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 12:30 16:00 – 19:00

We kindly recommend you to prior reserve the tour through our email tour@lavecchiadispensa.it or calling us at +39.(0)59.790401.

Guided tours are available throughout the year from Monday to Saturday during the opening hours of the shop. The best period for the tours is from early spring to late autumn.

Tour Historic Acetaia

It is a unique experience - our Historic Acetaia is located inside the XVI Century tower. This place keeps safe our oldest barrels with treasured Balsamic Vinegar. Here, the authentic tradition of Balsamic Vinegar production handed down from generation to generation. A real Acetaia, not a museum! During the tour you will learn a lot about the Balsamic-making process and find our all the secrets behind the production of the “Black Gold”.

Guided tour in the Historic Acetaia + tasting: 5.00 € per person.
Min. 2 – max. 12 persons. Duration is approximately 1,5 hour.
Free entrance: under 16 years old and Guides.

Tour available only for individuals or small groups. Because of the old stairs, the tower is not recommended to people with mobility difficulties or claustrophobic.

Tour Acetaia 1975

In 1975 we expanded our Acetaia and opened another aging room on the ground floor of one of the historic buildings just next to the tower. A beautiful view of the famous Piazza della Dama (Chess Square) In the aging room, we offer an intense sensorial tour. During the tour you will learn a lot about the Balsamic-making process and find our all the secrets behind the production of the “Black Gold”.

Guided tour in the Acetaia 1975 + tasting: 5.00 € per person.
Min. 2 - max. 40 persons. Duration is approximately 1,5 hour.
Free entrance: under 16 years old and Guides.

Tour available for groups, and recommended for people with mobility difficulties or claustrophobic.

Balsamic Tasting

Every tour concludes with the guided tasting of 5 different Balsamic Vinegars: Balsamic Vinegars of Modena IGP and Traditional Balsamic Vinegars of Modena DOP. It’s a great opportunity to discover the features of this deli product, learn how to distinguish the different kinds of Balsamic Vinegar available on the market, and find out the best suggestions for use.

Language

Guided tour are available in Italian, English or Russian.

Shop

In our shop, which is situated in front of our Acetaia, you can find all our Balsamic Vinegars and not only. A real temple for foodies with a selected range of local foods like sweets, fruit jams and pickles, but also wines and liquors.

You fly just with hand luggage? We will send you everything home! International delivery service with convenient door to door rates is available at our shop. Fly back home with no stress, we’ll take care about your goods!

Special Events 2018!

Would you like living a unique experience? Every year we create a program of special events. Gather up your friends, family or co-workers for a memorable experience full of good fun and great flavor! You will have the possibility to experience local folklore and food.
Every date is great event for limited number of guests, so sign up in advance. Contact us to have further details of the activities: tour@lavecchiadispensa.it
Note: All these events are in Italian.

Scopri e Gusta (Discover and Taste)
(March 31st , April 28th, May 26th, June 23rd, September 22nd, October 20th, November 24th)

Trekking in the Grasparossa and Balsamic Vinegar Vineyards
(March 24th, April 21st, May 19th, June 16th, September 8th, October 6th)

Special Requests

Do you have any special requests? Would you like for example to host a private event inside our Acetaia? Or would you like to come not during the opening hours? Contact us, and we will try to satisfy your request. Email: / Tel: +39(0)59.790401.