do·​maine | \ dō-ˈmān How to pronounce domaine (audio) , -ˈmen\

Definition of domaine

: a vineyard especially in Burgundy that makes and bottles wine from its own grapes

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The domaine was founded by Fourrier’s ancestors in 1850. Jay Mcinerney, Town & Country, "How One French Winemaker Is Quietly Revolutionizing His Family's Venerable Wine," 19 Apr. 2017 This organic and biodynamic domaine has been growing grapes for more than 400 years. Elin Mccoy,, "Forget Prosecco: French Crémants Should Be Your Champagne Alternative," 21 Feb. 2018 Tabulating Terroir Burgundy’s wines are classified by place rather than domaine or chateau. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "Beat the Burgundy Bubble: 11 Still-Affordable Wines," 7 Dec. 2017 In France, words like chateau or domaine in the winery’s name are essentially code for estate-grown. Gar Joseph,, "Cheap Buzz: Estate Wines Are Artisanal Wines," 20 Sep. 2017 Domaine Armand Rousseau is one of the greatest red wine producers of Burgundy, renowned for its Gevrey-Chambertin. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "Betony, a Three-Star Restaurant in Midtown, Will Close DEC. 1, 2016," 8 Dec. 2016 Champagne Marion-Bosser: Situated next to Dom Pérignon’s abbey in Hautvillers, this domaine has a simple two-bedroom apartment available for rent by the night. Adam Leith Gollner, Smithsonian, "Is Champagne Still Champagne Without Bubbles?," 4 May 2017 Domaine des 2 Ânes winery has three roaming donkeys doing its fieldwork; cruising around snacking on Syrah vines instead of pruning, the animals fertilizing at the same time. Marissa A. Ross, Bon Appetit, "Why Is French Wine so Inexplicably Great?," 21 Apr. 2017 According to My Domaine, every employee has the authority to give up to a $50 discount when it's warranted. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "11 Home Depot Shopping Secrets You Probably Didn't Know About," 16 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of domaine

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for domaine

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

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