Cantina di Gambellara
Cantina di Gambellara is a cooperative winery founded in 1947. Today it has nearly 300 members who farm 600 hectares on the border between the provinces of Vicenza and Verona, only a few miles east of Soave. In 2015, this Cantina merged with the Cantina Colli Vicentini. Alberto Marchisio is now responsible for winemaking, with Matt Thomson of Blank Canvas involved as a consultant.
The Merlot is riper and better structured than many wines made from this variety in the Veneto.
The Durello Spumante is a Charmat method sparkling made from Durella grapes grown in the mountainous Lessini area. This variety has been grown in this area since the Middle Ages. Thick-skinned with good acidity, it has a distinct character that sets it apart from other sparkling wines from north-eastern Italy.