Via Sandro Cabassi, 67
The tiny Acetaia di Giorgio is located under the roof of the old house (1870) of the 14 brothers and sisters in the Barbieri family, just at few kilometers from the center of Modena. It's still the home of Giorgio, a retired professional basketball player, his hospitable wife, Giovanna, and their daughter Carlotta; they will show you all the steps in the fascinating fermentation process of making genuine aceto balsamico tradizionale di Modena. The tour starts up in the attic, with a series of increasingly-smaller wooden barrels where the vinegar is aged for at least 12 years. It concludes with a tasting of different varieties of this rich, syrupy liquid.