With a sunny golden hue and fragrant acidity, this organic white wine vinegar from Guerzoni is a truly special condiment that you’ll find yourself turning to again and again. The only vinegar producer in Modena that is certified in both organic and biodynamic practices, the Guerzoni family have been making truly delicious vinegars since 1984. More than just sour, this condiment adds a delicious depth of
flavor wherever you use it, from salads to stir fries.
It’s made by combining a white wine vinegar starter and cooked white grape must (whole crushed grapes that are left over from the production of wine). Every step of the process, from growing the grapes to fermenting and bottling the vinegar, is managed by the Guerzoni family to ensure that it meets their high standards for quality. They never use any artificial preservatives, colors, or flavorings, so you can be sure you’re getting nothing but pure Italian goodness.
In the 1980s, husband-and-wife team Felice and Iride Guerzoni became concerned about pollution in their native Modena, in the northern Emilia-Romagna region. To work toward a better future, they converted their family farm to be biodynamic, a 100-year-old holistic practice originally from Germany that prizes respect for the land above all else. Biodynamic farming focuses on supporting natural ecosystems, rather than exploiting the land for just one crop. They never use chemical fertilizers or pesticides, and focus on maintaining a close relationship with the earth to provide the best outcomes. Today, Guerzoni is run by their son, Lorenzo, and is the only authentic balsamic producer that is certified in both biodynamic and organic farming.