About us

A tradition handed down over time

At Acetaia del Cristo it is us personally, along with our families, who carry out every single step in full compliance with the most ancient traditions and the PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) regulations: from cultivating our organically farmed grapes, to vintage, must cooking and the delicate drawing, decanting and topping-up operations.

For four generations we have been working in order to pass on the cultural heritage and charm of TRADITIONAL BALSAMIC VINEGAR of MODENA, which in the past was restricted to family use and closely guarded in the attics of our forefathers

To date, we can still claim we are the most important world producer of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, thanks to 2000 casks exclusively used to produce Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO (Protected Designation of Origin).

The Company

The three natural ingredients: sun, grapes and time

The only ingredient is cooked must obtained from our organic grapes. The subsequent processing and long ageing are completely natural and spontaneous procedures. The same energy of the Sun that ripens grapes also provides all the necessary energy to turn them into must and is exploited for the subsequent stages carried out in the farm through a dedicated photovoltaic system.

And then the wait, that is, the time, the fundamental and unique engine for the production of the Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. Thus the various natural and spontaneous aging processes are triggered

The History

The Barbieri Farm in Acetaia del Cristo

When the Producers’ Consortium was founded, the commercial activity was developed that, in the course of the years, turned the Barbieri Farm into ACETAIA DEL CRISTO.
Eugenio Barbieri and Loris Bellei combined their inheritances (batteries of century-old casks) as well as their experience and started increasing the number of casks, gradually filling the rooms of the ancient rural house of the farm.

In 1987 Otello Bonfatti, the son in law, replaced Loris and the number of casks continued to increase.
In 2000 Daniele Bonfatti started being increasingly available to help his parents in the management of production and the number of casks continued to increase.
In 2003 also Gilberto Barbieri was involved in the management of casks, which continued to increase.

In 2005 the forth generation was fully involved in the activities and the Farm became the ACETAIA DEL CRISTO Società Agricola. Today we can claim we are the largest operator in the sector of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, including 2000 casks, barrels and ancient vats. In addition, we deal with the largest range of aged products in terms of quality and diversity thanks to the different types of wooden casks (always in compliance with our tradition).

100% All Natural Company

The PDO Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is the most genuine and natural product on the market!
At Acetaia del Cristo, we can personally guarantee this is a true fact!

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