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

Definition of vigneron

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Recent Examples on the Web Jean-Luc Terrier and Christian Collovray, brothers-in-law vignerons from Macon, in Burgundy, expanded their business into the mountains of southwestern France near Limoux. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "Save money and try something new when you explore lesser-known wine regions and labels," 17 Jan. 2020 Tricot and his wife settled here in 2003, part of a small group of natural vignerons who are recapturing the lost winemaking tradition of the area. Stephen Heyman, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Road Trip Through Auvergne’s Natural Wineries and Charming Bistros," 11 Nov. 2019 Even though Jackson’s knowledge and passion for good champagne is legendary, for vignerons of the finest bubbly in the Champagne region of France, Jackson’s prestige wasn’t enough. Claire Goodman, Houston Chronicle, "50 Cent stops in Houston area to promote lines of champagne, cognac ‘developed for music business’," 6 Dec. 2019 But vigneron and co-owner François Morissette’s low-intervention vineyards make up just one element of a regenerative agriculture ecosystem aimed at increasing biodiversity, both for all-important soil health and sheer idealism. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "The Restaurant at Pearl Morissette Offers a Tasting Menu for the Climate-Conscious Era," 7 Nov. 2019 The vines here are set low to the ground, so exposed and forlorn that vignerons build small hemispherical windscreens from rock for each vine, for an almost unearthly effect, and yielding fruit that seems brimming with mineral heft. Patrick Comiskey,, "Cool white wines from hot climates," 15 May 2018 Contrary to the common perception of Bordeaux, Pomerol is a land of small family estates run by vignerons, people who grow the grapes and make the wines. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "In Pomerol, Wines of Grandeur From Modest Estates," 26 Feb. 2018 Many Americans may be surprised by the idea of any vignerons like Mr. Morissette working in Canada. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "From Ontario, Cool-Climate Wines of Beauty and Vision," 16 Jan. 2018 Arnaud Lambert of Château de Brézé is among the leading vignerons raising the level of quality in the Saumur region. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "20 Wines Under $20: Touring the World, Familiar to Obscure," 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of vigneron

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vigneron

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

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21 Jan 2020

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“Vigneron.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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