GoodHousekeeping.com rated Star Balsamic Vinegar of Modena the best balsamic vinegar. Amazon.com rated Villa Manodori balsamic vinegar as the top brand based on sales and consumer reviews. The prices vary greatly for each brand.
Star Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is priced at approximately $3.49 for 8.5 ounces, as of 2012. Villa Manodori balsamic vinegar was priced at $45.90 on Amazon.com, as of 2015. Other brands such as Trader Joe's Gold Quality balsamic vinegar and Roland Gold Balsamic Vinegar of Modena also ranked high on GoodHousekeeping.com.
The price ranges for balsamic vinegar vary based on the quality of grapes and how long the grapes are cooked and aged in barrels. Balsamic vinegar was traditionally made from Trebbiano grapes.