VOM FASS (meaning "from the cask") began over twenty years ago in Waldburg, Germany. Johannes Kiderlen had taken over his family wine business and had mistakenly placed a huge bulk order of sherry. Instead of throwing out the sherry, he advertised that customers could come in and fill their own bottle "from the cask". The first VOM FASS store opened in 1994 in Regensburg, Germany. Since then VOM FASS has grown from a small German city to an international enterprise with nearly 300 stores worldwide. VOM FASS is now the premier leader in offering a unique culinary tasting experience, with exceptional products and extraordinary customer service.
VOM FASS began its journey to the United States in 2006 when a economics grad student named Justin Gibson stumbled in a VOM FASS store searching for gifts to bring home to his family. His first taste of VOM FASS Aceto Balsamico Maletti changed his life. He couldn't believe that vinegar could taste so good. Justin and his father, David Gibson, purchased the VOM FASS USA franchise and founded the flagship store in Madison, Wisconsin in 2007.
With VOM FASS now on the American stage, VOM FASS Madison was just the beginning to the franchise being in the United States. With now nearly thirty stores stateside, the brand continues to show the same level of trust and expertise that's synonymous with the VOM FASS brand. Offering patrons products directly from the cask harks back to our roots when customers bought fresh ingredients directly from the producer. Our entire staff is passionate about our products and receives on-going and in-depth training to ensure they are knowledgeable about each of our fine offerings and can offer tips and recipes for their uses. Our customers love the concept, and it is rewarding to see an existing customer explaining the VOM FASS experience to their friends.
VOM FASS Madison invites you into our European-style tasting room where you will feel like a kid in a candy store as you explore the world's finest oils, vinegars, spirits, liqueurs and wine. Discover the perfect ingredients to take your meals, beverages, and even desserts to new heights. Share your discoveries and create new food memories that will last forever and will bring pleasure to your life with family and friends.
VOM FASS Madison always has a lot going on, be sure to check out our Events page to see our current events, cooking classes and tastings.
We are also proud of our several accolades that we have received around the world. VOM FASS produces award-winning products and obtains multiple Franchise awards. VOM FASS Madison is proud of our recognition locally as well, be sure to check out our News page.
We hope to see you soon!
David & Justin Gibson