Molinara is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Benevento in the Italian region Campania, located about 80 km northeast of Naples and about 20 km northeast of Benevento. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,907 and an area of 24.1 km².
Molinara borders the following municipalities: Foiano di Val Fortore, San Giorgio La Molara, San Marco dei Cavoti.
The history of Molinara and the Molinaresi has been the subject of two books:
Fiorangelo Morrone, La storia di Molinara (Napoli, Arte Tipografica, 2004). This book deals with Molinara from its medieval origins to the present day.
Don Longo (Ed.), Terra lasci, terra trovi: from Molinara to Adelaide. The history of a southern Italian community in South Australia, 1927-2007 (Adelaide, Lythrum Press, 2010). This book deal with Molinarese migration to and settlement in Australia. The framing dates refer to the year the first Molinarese immigrants arrived in Australia (1927) and the 50th anniversary of the Feast of San Rocco in Adelaide (2007). The book includes a list of all immigrant arrivals to Australia from 1927 to 1971 (with the date of arrival, the name of the ship/flight number and the point of disembarkation), 80 proverbs each in Molinarese dialect, Italian and English, and family trees of the first generation immigrants together with their children and their children's spouses.
Molinara is a red Italian wine grape grown primarily in the Veneto region of north eastern Italy. It adds acidity to the blends Valpolicella and Bardolino made with Corvina and Rondinella. The wine's high propensity for oxidation, coupled with its low color extract, has caused a decline in favor and plantings among Venetian vineyards. There has been debate about whether the grape is purple or blue. This grape is infrequently blended with Merlot to produce soft elegant rosés.