Pat O'Brien annual visit to Modena

In February of 2022, Pat O’Brien, Director of Marketing for FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars, made his annual visit to Modena, Italy to work with his friends Davide and Cristina Lonardi at the Acetaia Villa San Donnino.

This has been an annual visit for the past 12 years since Pat, his wife Nancy and daughter Deidre first journeyed to Italy for an educational experience of which Balsamic Vinegar was a key focus.

The Consortium which regulates the production and distribution of Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena, DOP was interested in learning about Pat’s passion for this traditional production process and his importation and exclusive sale in the US of the annual production from his friends at Villa San Donnino.

You will see an interview in English and for those interested in the Italian version we have the original interview with Pat, Davide and Mario Gambigliani Zoccoli, the President of the Consorzio Produttore Antiche Acetaie discussing the tradition, the process and the passion they all share for this age old treasure.