vinification


vi·ni·fi·ca·tion

noun \ˌvi-nə-fə-ˈkā-shən, ˌvī-\

Definition of VINIFICATION

:  the conversion of fruit juices (as grape juice) into wine by fermentation

Origin of VINIFICATION

French, from vin wine + -i- + -fication
First Known Use: 1880

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