The Fiorano municipal balsamic vinegar “Acetaia” is on the upper floors of the pentagonal tower of Spezzano Castle.
Since 2008 the tower’s attic has contained three sets of barrels for making PDO (“Protected Designation of Origin”) Traditional Modena Balsamic Vinegar.
As soon as you walk in through the door you can smell the vinegar fermenting and ageing in the “vasselli” or barrels. Hot in summer and freezing cold in winter, attics have always been the ideal place for the fermentation and decantation of Modena’s black gold.
Fiorano’s municipal “acetaia” is run by experts from the Modena Traditional Balsamic Vinegar Consortium, in strict compliance with the rules of the local tradition.
Guided tours and tastings can be arranged (booking required).
Acetaia Comunale di Fiorano Modenese
Via del Castello, 12, 41042 Fiorano Modenese MO
Tel +39 335 440372
Traditional Modena balsamic vinegar from Fiorano’s “Acetaia del Riccio” can be purchased from the Castle bookshop.