Private Guided Tour of Acetaia Gambigliani Zoccoli
Like thousands of other families in Modena, the Gambigliani Zoccoli family has always made Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale D.O.P. for self-consumption. Thus is quite hard
to determine when their tradition has started: but, their grandfather’s barrels which are still owned by the family may offer a clue.
The turning point in their production was in the ‘70s, when Giorgio Gambigliani decided to start 300 barrels for self-consumption, which was
the only reason why Balsamic Vinegar was produced in those years. Although he was held in great professional, social and personal esteem,
someone must have doubted his state of mind.
Nobody knew, or only a few did, that in the mid-80s that nectar, jealously kept in their attics, was also appreciated by many foreigners who actually
wanted to buy it. Unfortunately Giorgio died in 1989, before the project was completed. At present, the family owns and manages about 1,300 barrels,
vineyards and processing plants.
Nowadays they are considered as pioneers and are indubitably among the leading producers of Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale D.O.P.
You will be welcomed by Mario Gambigliani Zoccoli who will teach you and explain in details how the Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale D.O.P. is produced.
The tour will continue with the visit of the Villa’s attics where the vinegar barrels are kept in line.