Meet Ponti

Get ready to raise your culinary game and savor the rich flavors of Italy because on November 1st, we're celebrating National Vinegar Day in style with a special focus on all things Ponti! Across our marketplace and on, join the festivities and indulge your taste buds with 20% OFF a delectable range of Ponti Vinegars, from exquisite Aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena to versatile 100% Italian Wine Vinegars and seasonal Truffle Condiment. It's a perfect opportunity to elevate your dishes, add a touch of Italian flair, and celebrate the essence of Ponti's exceptional vinegar craftsmanship. Don't miss this chance to infuse your kitchen with the magic of Italy and celebrate National Vinegar Day with us! Curious to learn more about Ponti? Read on!

Giovanni Ponti, known to his friends and family in local dialect as "Giuanin d'la Asei" ("Johnny of the Vinegar," kind of like an Italian vinegarized Johnny Appleseed), started making his own wine vinegars in 1787 in his home region of Piemonte.

Word quickly spread of his traditional, high-quality vinegars. Giovanni's son, Antonio, joined him, learned the craft, and helped grow the business. By 1911, under Antonio's leadership, Ponti was awarded a "Diploma of Honour" for wine and vinegar at the International Exhibition in Paris, launching Ponti into the international market.


Flash forward to 1939: Antonio and his son Guido — that's right, we've reached three generations of Ponti! — began the production of preserving freshly-harvested vegetables in extra virgin olive oil, combining the (relatively) newer machines with time-honored production methods.

Over the next decades, more Ponti generations joined the family business, where they grew up immersed in the tradition, learning the trade and values. They continued expanding, diversifying, and receiving more awards.

Today, almost 240 years after Giovanni's first bottle of vinegar sold, the ninth generation of Ponti holds the same impeccable taste and high standards to produce the brand’s renowned balsamic vinegars, wine vinegars and glazes, in addition to their line of high-quality sauces, preserved vegetables, condiments, and much more. This dedication to quality is evident: Ponti is a staple in Italy, open any pantry, and you'll find more than one Ponti vinegar, pesto, or jar of artichokes in olive oil. And once you taste it, you'll understand why!

Taste Ponti for yourself with our full selection at your local Eataly!