Italy is famous for its exquisite culinary delicacies: its food and wine traditions are among the most loved and its products are sought after everywhere, from New York to Singapore.
It is not necessary to travel so far to get to know a factory that produces one of the best Italian balsamic vinegar: the vinegar factory Monari Federzoni, a trusted partner of Enjoy Garda Hotel that we always recommend our guests to visit to enrich their holiday with a unique experience. An hour and a half drive from Peschiera to discover the history of a very special Italian factory.
A story that begins in a small attic above Mrs. Elena Monari’s grocery shop, in the heart of the historic center of Modena. Nowadays this vinegar factory is a company with a brand recognized and appreciated in over 56 countries around the world, but the spirit of its products remains the same as always: love and passion of a family for good Balsamic Vinegar from the most authentic Modenese tradition.
We interviewed Linda Milianta, of the Product Development & Marketing department to find out more about this factory founded in Emilia Romagna from a dream that has come true.
Where does your love for Balsamic Vinegar of Modena come from?
Monari Federzoni was founded in 1912 in Modena, at the time when Mrs Elena Monari, wife of Oreste Federzoni, runs a grocery store and cultivates the passion for the main product of the territory: the balsamic vinegar of Modena. Elena understands how much her dressing is appreciated and decides to sell it in her shop, starting a great history of quality and passion. Monari Federzoni was the first company in the sector that obtained the licence for the production of Balsamic Vinegar.
How do you guarantee the best quality of your Balsamic Vinegar?
To guarantee the highest quality of the production process, Monari Federzoni produces internally the wine vinegar used for fermentations. Thanks to submerged fermentation acetifiers is obtained a high-grade vinegar able to maintain and enhance the aromas of a carefully selected wine.
Care and attention that, together with the three filtration levels and the constant analytical, organoleptic and aesthetic controls, are a guarantee for controlled quality that gives Monari Federzoni Balsamic Vinegar unique characteristics of taste.
What are the experiences and discoveries that visitors can make in your vinegar factory?
The factory is immersed in the splendid Modenese countryside and takes care of its excellence.
Thanks to its skills and through the most modern cultivation, harvesting and pruning systems, it obtains from the over 100 hectares of vineyards that surround it, the must necessary for the production of this noble product. The slow aging process in wood and bottling are also managed, checked and certified at the company’s historic headquarters. The experience will therefore be to see the complete supply chain of a PGI product, typical of our territory.
Tradition and territory are two great values of your brand which however has a solid international vision: in which parts of the world do you spread your Made in Italy product and its qualities?
Monari Federzoni has always had an international vocation, also linked to the international diffusion of its product. Today it exports to 60 countries and has achieved leadership positions in many markets including Japan, Denmark, France and the USA.
Thank you very much Linda for bringing us closer to the world of Balsamic Vinegar.
The factory Monari Federzoni is located in via Carrate 24 in Solara di Bomporto, in the province of Modena.
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3 minutes away from the motorway exit (1km)
5 minutes on foot from the railway station
10 minutes on foot from the historical centre of Peschiera and the shores of the lake
Few kilometres away from Garda’s main spas
2 km away from Gardaland and within walking distance of the free bus stop
Within walking distance from the Pederzoli nursing home
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We feel it is important to give you all you need to live, know and understand our land, so you can feel at home, part of the family.
Peschiera is a great starting point to visit the three shores of Lake Garda (touching three regions: Veneto, where we are, Lombardy and Trentino), each with typical features, customs, traditional food and wines.
Enjoy Garda Hotel is situated only 1,5 kms away from the motorway A4 Milano-Venezio (exit Peschiera del Garda).
As it is set in a central location, we are only 100 meters far from the town train station Peschiera del Garda.
The closest airport is the Catullo (in Villafranca di Verona).