vine·yard | \ˈvin-yərd \

Definition of vineyard 

1 : a planting of grapevines

2 : a sphere of activity : field of endeavor toilers in the vineyard of diplomacy— Daniel Schorr

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The most interesting exception is Sylvain Pataille, who makes four Aligoté, bottled separately to delineate subtle variations of each vineyard’s terroir. Patrick Comiskey,, "Alternatives to Burgundy, from Burgundy," 29 June 2018 Sylvain Pataille in Marsannay has been making single-vineyard aligotés, from excellent sites, that are glorious. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "The Aligoté Defense Rests," 28 June 2018 Thanks to the efforts of both big and small growers these vineyards give us some extraordinary and unique native wines not found anywhere else in the world., "San Francisco Wine School," 15 June 2018 Of course, there’s lots of Zinfandel, much of it bottled as single-vineyard wines from pedigreed old-vine sites. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "Tasting notes: The diverse, dynamic wines of Lodi," 20 May 2018 Aside from telling a great story with great characters, the movie also happens to showcase some of the most beautiful vineyards and tasting rooms in Santa Barbara. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 45 Best Travel Films of All Time," 11 May 2018 Sir Alex even mentioned taking us to one of the best vineyards out there., "Former Man Utd Coach Names the 3 Players Sir Alex Ferguson Wanted to Sign Before Retirement," 24 Apr. 2018 Taste unfiltered wines as well as three new single-vineyard Cabernets from Mt. Veeder, Spring Mountain and Yountville. Marc Bona,, "Wine calendar: Mancan rose launch party, Jukebox Monday Night Plates, Tequilas and Tapas at Flemings, winemaker nights, more," 17 Apr. 2018 Little can grow in layers of volcanic ash and pumice, including the phylloxera pest that destroyed most of Europe’s vineyards in the 19th century., "Volcanic Wines Are Heating Up Around the Globe," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of vineyard

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of vineyard

: a field where grapes are grown


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Kids Definition of vineyard

: a field of grapevines

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