Acetaia “La Vecchia Dispensa”

Production house of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena since 1905.


  The Acetaia is located in the main square of the ancient village of Castelvetro di Modena, immersed in a picturesque setting with panoramic views of the hills and vineyards.

  Ours is a long story that started in the beginning of the twentieth century when the Pelloni and Tintori families began to age Balsamic Vinegar in wooden barrels as an inheritance to be handed down as a dowry to their daughters. We can proudly boast one of the first Production and Trade Licenses for Balsamic Vinegar, n.13. This testifies to the long tradition of our family that continues today in the search for the highest quality and respect for tradition.

  In 1975 inside the family palace we opened a shop called “Dispensa”, from the name of the wooden cupboard where we used to keep our Balsamic Vinegar in terracotta jars. Today our Collections are made of all the most representative Balsamic Vinegars of the family. Each product is unique and unrepeatable, obtained in limited quantities.

Production Zone

Castelvetro di Modena

The medieval village immersed in the picturesque landscape in the midst of vineyards and hills. In the area there are various attractions, e.g. Ferrari and Maserati museums, castles, Parmigiano Reggiano dairies, wineries etc.

  • A unique experience, since “La Vecchia Dispensa” houses the oldest barrels of its production (started in the early ‘900) in a medieval tower which dates back to the 16th century. This is the only balsamic vinegar aging tower in Modena still open to public. Different tours available. Info:
  • The tours include a guided tasting of different qualities of Balsamic Vinegar from our Acetaia. The tasting is done in the traditional way on a ceramic spoon, and illustrates the professional tasting technique.
  • Opening hours: from Monday to Sunday 10:00 – 13:00 14:00 – 19:00. Tours available from Tuesday through Sunday at: 10.00 – 11.30 – 14.30 – 16.00 – 17.30. Reservations are required, subject to availability, by email
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