vi·​gne·​ron ˌvēn-yə-ˈrōn How to pronounce vigneron (audio)

Examples of vigneron in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is an example of tradition-minded vignerons working to save ancient grape varieties from extinction. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 Aside from these immediate crises, climate change poses an existential dilemma for vignerons. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 14 Sep. 2023 After two world wars and the Great Depression, few vignerons had the stomach for the arduous task of farming the steep hillside vineyards. Eric Asimov, New York Times, 24 Feb. 2023 Pillot and other vignerons from the village have engaged with the biodiversity fund and other partners to plant 90 trees and 150 meters of hedges around the vine plots. Jill Barth, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023 His father, Ernest, came from a long line of vignerons. Eric Asimov, New York Times, 24 Feb. 2023 Yet Jason Ruppert, vigneron for Ardure Wines in California, said that pomace usually goes to a compost management facility where it is turned into soil, or is used for chicken feed or for the vineyard’s own compost, which helps with regeneration the following year. Janna Mandell, Washington Post, 4 Oct. 2022 Pascal recruited young vigneron Guillaume Marko, who cut his teeth at Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, to help reinvigorate the estate. Katie Kelly Bell, Robb Report, 9 Oct. 2022 Since 2017, winemaker Elizabeth Bourcier has earned multiple 100-point scores for Bionic Wines in the Walla Walla Valley of Washington state—quietly working in collaboration with founder and French vigneron, Christophe Baron. Jillian Dara, Forbes, 20 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History


Middle English (Scots), from Middle French, from Old French vineron, from vine, vigne vine, vineyard

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vigneron was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Vigneron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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