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“Wow! Delightful tour with fantastic tasting!”

Azienda Agricola Leonardi Giovanni
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Magreta
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Acetaia Leonardi is a family-run business with closed-loop supply chain. The Leonardi Family controls every single step of the process (cultivation, harvest, and pressing of the grapes, cooking of the must, maturation in wooden barrels and final bottling and packaging). Visiting Leonardi is like stepping back in time. Surrounded by grapevines and founded in 1800s Acetaia Leonardi Farmhouse is the place to visit if you want to taste traditional products and breath agricultural atmospheres. Living a “ balsamic experience” means: tours of the vineyards and the “Acetaia”, visit the company’s museum, professional and detailed tutored tastings and matching of balsamic vinegar with typical local food products.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed 9 January 2018

We randomly picked this acetaia after seeing their balsamic vinegar in a local shop and we were so glad we did! The tour guide was a member of the family who owns the business and she spoke excellent English. Plus, since she had grown up around the business she knew it inside and out. She was also full of personality and just a really lovely person. Make sure to call ahead and reserve a tour time if you need an English speaking guide.

The acetaia itself is a comparatively small family owned operation still run in the traditional family way and was a wonderful learning experience. We were able to see the process almost from start to finish (except that it was winter, so no grapes) and were allowed to taste 50 and 100 year vinegars directly from centuries old casks (divine!). Those tastes alone were easily worth the tour price. They have a wonderful gift shop where you can purchase all sorts of items in addition to tasting vinegars and cheeses. An added bonus was that from what I could tell, their vinegars are comparatively very reasonably priced. I highly recommend this place!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank LuziAnne68
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

First of all, they were kind and flexible enough to accommodate us (couple) without an advance reservation. The premises are charming and the vineyards are just next to it. The short tour was quite informative and interesting. Highlight is being treated to a tasting of a 100-year-old aceto. Where in the world will you receive such generosity? They have a wide range of quality products to sample and bring some home. Strongly recommended, this visit is a must if you want to learn a bit about the famous Modena aceto!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank bonjour_et_bonvoyage
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

With short notice, this was the only balsamic vinegar producer we could visit - best thing that ever happened! The place looks a bit too tidy and grand but there is real history and super quality there. They can accommodate large bus groups but are equally at home with small numbers as well.

We also were fortunate to have Frederica as our guide and her passion for the family business is evident. She is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and clearly cares deeply about the business and quality balsamic vinegar. The day we showed up, our tour arrangements made late the day before somehow got lost but she ever-so-graciously shrugged that off and looked after our small family group.

The making of great balsamic vinegar, seeing the rows of wooden barrels, tasting aged product (with a wide variety of 'flavours') and hearing the story of her family's decades of commitment to making high quality product - a wonderful morning.

And then trying to choose how many bottles we can fit in our luggage to take back home as gifts (and for us!). Everyone who received a bottle was knocked out by the fabulous packaging and also became converts.

If you have any interest in the food and wine of Italy, this is a must-do stop.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank RPMSydney
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were only in Modena for a day. We were lucky enough to find this balsamic farm. They were kind enough to give us a tour even though we had no reservation. Our guide, Federica, was wonderful. She is an awesome ambassador for the business and the family. We tasted balsamic vinegars of different ages and different tastes. We even were able to taste balsamic vinegar that was 100 years old. They were all beyond amazing. We purchased balsamic to bring home for ourselves and as gifts. We highly recommend this tour! P.S. The chocolates they have at the register counter are superb; balsamic in the middle!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank delisiv
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We just finish our delight visit on rhus amazing family properties! Everything is made with so much love and we can feel in during the entired visit. Our guide were one of the owners, Federica, she made
us follow in love with her her aceto balsamic! I would advice you to book a visit and buy one of the best basaltic vinegars of the world. Te place are great, beautiful and clean! You can taste an 3,10, 50 and 100 years old vinegars! I can’t wait to come back with friends! The visit is free, but don’t go without money! You will want bring home some of this precious vinegars!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Roberta R
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