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

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Recent Examples on the Web Olivier Paget, Bob’s age, was born in Beaujolais, father a plumber, grandfather a vigneron, cooking since age sixteen; normal chef stuff, including stints making fancy food with grands chefs, like Georges Blanc, with whom Boulud had trained. Bill Buford, The New Yorker, "Baking Bread in Lyon," 6 Apr. 2020 Certainly, the vignerons have no complaints about La Paulée de New York. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "A Vintage Bash for All Things Burgundy," 10 Mar. 2020 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

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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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“Vigneron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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