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

Examples of domaine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, the family restored the property’s farmhouse, surrounded by palm trees, which became the emblem of its domaine. Byrachel King, Fortune, 10 June 2023 But the domaine takes it further than that, defining what is being done not only for vine production, but also to improve the area around the château with agroforestry, planting trees in and near the vineyards to reduce the impact of climate change and provide a refuge for wildlife. Jill Barth, Forbes, 29 June 2022 Moet & Chandon’s Natura Nostra encompasses several things in addition to the nursery, including protocols to protect winegrowers' health and safety, reduce the domaine’s carbon footprint, and study more sustainable tillage practices and vineyard management techniques. Katie Kelly Bell, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2023 The other young star of Saint-Aubin is Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey, who was born in the village and started his career at the family domaine, Marc Colin, before launching his own estate, with six acres of vineyards in Chassagne-Montrachet and Saint-Aubin. Jay McInerney, Town & Country, 6 June 2021 The domaine’s outdoor gardens make for a lovely winter stroll. Michael Alberty, oregonlive, 14 Dec. 2022 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

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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 28 May. 2024.

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