vine·​yard ˈvin-yərd How to pronounce vineyard (audio)
 British also  -ˌyärd
: a planting of grapevines
: a sphere of activity : field of endeavor
toilers in the vineyard of diplomacyDaniel Schorr

Examples of vineyard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The trend slowed significantly in the early 2000s as California vineyard plantings exceeded demand, according to Spencer. Louis Sahagún, Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2024 Another person noted that the two weddings could be very different despite both taking place in a vineyard. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 22 Mar. 2024 Some of the best Viognier is grown in the vineyards of Condrieu in the Northern Rhône Valley. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 21 Mar. 2024 Murdoch and Zhukova reportedly started dating in the summer and plan to marry at Moraga Bel Air, Murdoch’s luxury vineyard and estate in California. Hilary Whiteman, CNN, 7 Mar. 2024 The first vineyards were planted by Swiss settlers in the early 1800s and many of their descendants continue to grow grapes and make fine wines in Victoria. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 21 Mar. 2024 In late 2022, the Halls gave up on the idea of developing the vineyard, and worked out a deal to preserve the land through the county land trust. Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times, 20 Mar. 2024 The ceremony will be held at Murdoch’s California vineyard and estate, Moraga, both the Times and ABC News reported. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 8 Mar. 2024 The hands-on, hard work, connection with the earth, and ability to be outside and play in the mud is what sold me on being in some facet of vineyard work or winemaking for the rest of my life. Noël Burgess, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of vineyard was in the 14th century

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“Vineyard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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vine·​yard ˈvin-yərd How to pronounce vineyard (audio)
: a field of grapevines
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