Gambellara

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Gambellara
Comune
Comune di Gambellara
Church of St. Peter the Apostle.
Church of St. Peter the Apostle.
Gambellara is located in Italy
Gambellara
Gambellara
Location of Gambellara in Italy
Coordinates: 45°28′N 11°20′E / 45.467°N 11.333°E / 45.467; 11.333
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province / Metropolitan city Vicenza (VI)
Frazioni Sarmazza, Sorio, Torri di Confine
Government
 • Mayor Michela Doro
Area
 • Total 12 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 70 m (230 ft)
Population (31 December 2014)[1]
 • Total 3,419
 • Density 280/km2 (740/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Gambellaresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 36053
Dialing code 0444
Patron saint San Marco
Website Official website

Gambellara is a town and comune in the province of Vicenza, Veneto, Italy. It is northwest of European route E70.

Gambellara is a small town known for its wine production. The area has one DOC classified wine, Gambellara classico and Recioto de Gambellara which was in 2009 upgraded from DOC-level to the highest Italian appellation DOCG. The Recioto is also often made in a sparkling, vat-fermented, version,.

The vineyards are dominated by Garganega grapes trained in the traditional "Veronese pergola" system, though a few producers have recently changed to more modern training systems. Most wineyards are cultivated on steep hills with terraces.

The largest producer in Gambellara is the family-owned Zonin.

Twin towns[edit]

Gambellara is twinned with:

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)