Food lovers tour: Balsamic Vinegar, older than 100 yrs

Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena wine and food lovers tour Acetaia Leonardi

136 Acetaia Leonardi easy

Also in ORGANIC version... In this traditional “vinegar farm”

Food tasting of Balsamic Vinegar in Modena

1871-2021: 150 years of Leonardi balsamic vinegar making art

Accompanied by expert Ambassadors, our beloved Guests are welcome to discover the secrets of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena in our historic farm.

While walking through the vineyards and the aging rooms hosting over 3.000 barrels, visiting the Family Balsamic Museum, with its antiques and centenary barrels, you will feel the magic atmosphere and the heady scents all around.

You may try truly special reserves of aged balsamic vinegar in a very emotional experience involving all your senses.

Then time for “The Grand Balsamic Vinegar Pairing Lunch”, with some courses from the local tradition perfectly paired.

The Balsamic Vinegar is a very unique condiment, produced in limited quantity and only in the geographical areas of Modena & Reggio Emilia.

It seems in fact that the special climate of this region enables the grape must to ferment and maturate in the best conditions according to the traditional methods.

Emilia Romagna

LOCATION:
ACETAIA LEONARDI – Via Mazzacavallo 62, Magreta di Formigine (Modena)

STYLE OF EXPERIENCE:
FOOD GEMS – Balsamic Vinegar (older than 100 years), also ORGANIC

DURATION:
Duration on-site (hours. ±1): 5

1871 – 2021: 150 YEARS OF LEONARDI BALSAMIC ART

In 1869, Giuseppe Leonardi inherited his first barrels of Balsamic Vinegar already aged for 20 years.

In 1871, the Leonardi Vinegar farm was already well-known for its high quality.

So, Leonardi started its activity in the 18th century, later specializing in the production of balsamic vinegar, using their own raw material as the farmhouse is surrounded by 10 hectares of vineyards with grapes varieties of Trebbiano (white grape) and Lambrusco (red grape).

In Magreta (Modena, Italy), the Leonardi family is synonymous of passion, history and tradition.

For over 4 generations, it has been patiently devoted to the art of aging the precious Balsamic Vinegar of Modena.

The excellent quality of Leonardi products is documented by hundreds of awards received over the years in Italy and abroad and enriching the Museum and attics of the Balsamic farm.

Each prize tells the story of a specific moment full of emotion and gratitude for the know-how and passion inherited from the fathers’ founders.

Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

Obtained from the slow cooking on direct fire of musts of Trebbiano and Lambrusco grapes, aged in little barriques of different woods (oak, cherry, juniper, chestnut, ash, acacia, mulberry) for minimum 12 years.

This nectar has a balanced sweet-and-sour taste which will sublime any sweet or savoury dish: from starters, first courses, meat, to cheese and desserts.

It is as well a great digestif if enjoyed pure off a spoon at the end of the meal.

Leonardi, the privilege of visiting a Historic Acetaia

Get prepared for an emotional tour among:

  • Vineyards, orchards
  • Aging rooms of
    Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
  • Balsamic Museum
  • History of local traditions of the territory
  • Tastings of typical products & Balsamic store
  • The Grand Balsamic Vinegar Pairing Lunch

Our beloved guests, led by expert guides, will be able to visit the historic Leonardi Balsamic Farmhouse and to discover the traditions and secrets behind this typical product of Modena.

It will be reserved for our guests to exclusively uncover the ancient Acetaie (vinegar cellars), full of fine casks in which centuries-old vinegars are aged and refined with care, passion and dedication since 1871, for four generations now of the Leonardi’s family.

The Grand Balsamic Vinegar Pairing Lunch

  • Appetizers: Parmesan Cheese with Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
  • First course: Tortelloni Vecchia Modena (Balsamic Vinegar & bacon)
  • Main course: Meat traditional recipe
  • Sides: Mixed salad with Balsamic Pearls
  • Desserts, Water, Coffee
  • Wines:
  • From the private cellar of Leonardi family, our special “Leonardi Lambrusco”
  • From Wine Spectator Top 100 list:
    Cleto Chiarli e Figli, Lambrusco di Sorbara del Fondatore

ON REQUEST

  • FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING IN LUXURY CAR, LIMO, VAN OR HELICOPTER with English speaking professional driver/pilot. Departure from any main location, example Rome, Civitavecchia, Livorno, La Spezia, Milan, Florence, Bologna, Venice etc.
  • PRO Photographer/videomaker
  • Mr. Marco Tenerini as your “emotional storytelling guide” for the whole day.

PRICES

From 500

“Rates per person:

ADULT (≥18 yo):
Pax 2: € 500
Pax 3: € 500
Pax 4: € 500
Pax 5: € 500
Pax 6: € 500
Pax 7: € 500
Pax 8: € 500
MINOR ( yo): NA
INFANT ( yo): NA”

Prices for experience only; ask for transfers prices.
Just tell us how many people and your starting location.

SUPERSTARS

  • The aging rooms with centenary barrels
  • “The Grand Balsamic Vinegar Pairing Lunch”

TOP PRODUCTS

• Leonardi’s Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

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STEP BY STEP

  • Arrival in the location
  • Meeting with Ambassador
  • Sparkling welcome drink and/or coffee
  • Guided emotional tour of Vineyards and orchards
  • Guided emotional tour of Aging rooms of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
  • Visit the Balsamic Museum
  • Guided tastings of typical products & visit the Balsamic store
  • Storytelling about history, philosophy, products and territory
  • The Grand Balsamic Vinegar Pairing Lunch
  • Spirits & Coffee
  • Free time
  •  Goodbye

SUPERSTARS

  • The aging rooms with centenary barrels
  • “The Grand Balsamic Vinegar Pairing Lunch”

TOP PRODUCTS

• Leonardi’s Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

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