vigneron

noun
vi·gne·ron | \ˌvēn-yə-ˈrōn \

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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, latimes.com, "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 The vignerons here did much to put California on the wine map, with roots going deep, figuratively and literally. Ken Van Vechten, latimes.com, "Stuck in Lodi again? Relax with a glass of Zinfandel," 21 Dec. 2017 The romantic vision of the artisan vigneron toiling among the vines does not apply to our daily tipple. Dave Mcintyre, chicagotribune.com, "These wines are cheap and available everywhere. But are any worth drinking?," 5 Sep. 2017 By contrast, a very fine grower like Pierre Gimonnet et Fils produces about 250,000, though many vignerons make fewer than 100,000. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "With Champagne, Big Can Be Beautiful, Too," 15 Dec. 2016

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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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