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“Short tour but great experience with lunch”

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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Set in a vineyard with some great buildings (with a few old cars and trucks to look at) we arrived about 20 minutes early. No problem, we were given a bottle of Lambrusco (their own) and a bottle of cold water to sit and relax with. The tour, with an excellent guide took us through the production process then into the storage and fermentation process with a taste at different stages ending with a 100 year old balsamic. Excellent. Then we were taken down for lunch (i'd booked the greedy persons lunch). We had our own table for 4 and a generous plate of parmesan cheese was placed in front of us with bread and balsamic vinegar. Another plate of chesses, a plate of mixed meat, plate of pizze portions then a bowl of salad followed. Another bottle of Lambrusco and water also .came out
Took about 2 1/2 hours and a fantastic start to the day at 22€ great value for money.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic tour and tasting at this family run business. The tasting was very generous. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable, we left in awe of the delicate process.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Modena is the epicentre of balsamico production in the WORLD!!
We had a tour, in English, with Sara, who was terrific, knowledgeable, and bright.
She explained the whole process, including the transferring of 10% of the vinegar from one cask to another, each year, as well as the 5 different woods used in the casks.
This was a great educational trip, complete with tasting, and is well worth the trip!
Buy the real deal, here!
You will learn about balsamico, and all its imitators.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Peter A
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Our B&B host recommended and reserved us a tour. We had a short, but comprehensive private tour in English that included some education, history, and most importantly tasting! We were not pushed to buy any product at the end, but ended up taking home 10 bottles of different balsamic vinegars due to quality and taste. Would highly recommend stopping by if you are in Modena.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank StefanieMarie22
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Showed up an hour early for our tour and they didn't make us wait. The experience was wonderful. The passion shown for this product and its history is welcoming in an age where profits overshadow quality. One taste and you wonder what you've been consuming all these years. How often in life can you sample a food product that's over 100 years old?!

Date of experience: April 2018
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