Welcome to the home of vinegar
We have to admit it: Ponti didn’t invent wine vinegar. Even though for millions of people around the world we’re one and the same with this condiment whose history is as old as humankind. Wine vinegar is one of those products, like bread, that’s always near us on the table; a good friend we can’t do without.
Especially when it’s Ponti Vinegar.
Vinegar is an art
For our Classic Wine Vinegar we expertly select the best wines to make a superior vinegar whose quality is constant and always recognisable, with the same aromas and the same characteristics. Our ability to select, our capacity to choose the most appropriate wines, is evidence of our enormous experience and sensibility. Aroma Antico, for example, is made using exclusively Italian wines and aged according to the original Ponti recipe dating back to 1969, while for our Single Variety Vinegars we use only Chianti DOCG and Pinot Bianco dell’Oltrepò Pavese DOC.
Totally traceable quality
Our products are completely traceable and certified by the SGS Institute. This means that every bottle of Ponti vinegar can be traced to the name of the individual wine producer. For our Special Wine Vinegars, the exclusively Italian origin of the wines and the entire aging process are certified by SGS.
The identification, registration and classification of every incoming consignment of wine is the start of a lengthy series of analysis and controls governed by the Ponti Quality System.
The wine is transformed into vinegar inside steel and wood fermenters using only air at controlled temperature.
The natural turbidity of the raw vinegar is isolated and separated mechanically to obtain a clear vinegar in an ecological and sustainable way.
We fill, cork and label bottles with care. Our 4 vinegar factories in Piedmont, Emilia Romagna, Veneto and Lazio produce up to half a million bottles a day for Italy and the wider world.
Versatility with flavour
It’s the most eclectic natural elixir in existence. A genie in a lamp in the kitchen and beyond. Wine vinegar is the secret touch for chefs’ sauces, an ingredient in a thousand recipes, the most sustainable method of disinfecting and sanitising any surface, an effective antibacterial, a powerful anti-limescale agent and much much more!
Vinegar and health
Antibacterial, fungicide and antioxidant. These properties of vinegar have always been known, but can it also be claimed to have benefits for our health?
Vinegar is an effective antibacterial that brings ancient popular tradition and rigorous modern science together.
– For sauces
– For fish
– For meat
– Cleaning the kitchen with vinegar
– Cleaning the house with vinegar
An ancient history
We want to tell you of Babylonian beverages and Egyptian pyramids, of Greek physicians and Roman gladiators, of Medieval corporations and epidemics, of four thieves in Marseille and an ingenious French scientist.
We want to tell you the story of Wine Vinegar.