do·​maine dō-ˈmān How to pronounce domaine (audio)
: a vineyard especially in Burgundy that makes and bottles wine from its own grapes

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Châteauneuf-du-Pape: Barville is the historic family domaine of the Brotte empire and brightly cherried yet rich, succulent Grenache blend offers all the opulence and spice of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at an excellent quality-price-ratio. Anna Lee Iijima, Chicago Tribune, 23 Nov. 2022 Julien Sunier founded his Beaujolais domaine less than 15 years ago. Lettie Teague, WSJ, 11 Nov. 2022 The 60 lots that on offer include some of the best vintages produced by the domaine, a jewel of the Burgundy region. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 23 June 2022 Maybe that’s because Bernstein doesn’t have his own domaine. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 15 Nov. 2021 But after centuries of the domaine surviving a revolution and two world wars, 2021 could be the worst year in memory. David Meyer, Fortune, 11 Sep. 2021 His family has been in Saint-Aubin since the 17th century; Olivier took over the domaine from his father after putting in an apprenticeship at Méo-Camuzet in Vosne-Romanée. Jay Mcinerney, Town & Country, 6 June 2021 The small Marie Courtin domaine in Polisot is run by Dominique Moreau whose husband, Roland Piollot, also has vines in the village and bottles wine under his family name Piollot. Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021 About 1,000 hectares were wiped out by frost, some areas suffered hail, and many domaines were hard-hit by mildew, requiring serious sorting in the vineyard. Elin Mccoy,, 14 Oct. 2019 See More

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Word History


French (short for domaine vinicole or viticole), literally, property, domain

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of domaine was in 1956

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“Domaine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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