vine·​yard | \ ˈvin-yərd How to pronounce vineyard (audio) \

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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As the sun beats down on a small vineyard by the rippling waters of Grossraeschen Lake, there's little sign of the vast wound that lies beneath. Fox News, "How Germany is turning wasteland into vast lakeside resorts," 14 June 2018 Following in the tradition of Napa and Sonoma, Valle de Guadalupe is well on its way to having a restaurant scene as world-class as its vineyards. —Fiona Kerr The City to Check Into: New Orleans, U.S. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Next Great Food Scene, Beach Town, and More: The 2019 Trends We're Calling Now," 18 Dec. 2018 Cates owns the prestigious Segassia Vineyard on Mount Veeder in Napa where century-old vines produced illustrious cabernets until the Northern California wildfires destroyed his family vineyard and home. Ann Trieger Kurland,, "Yummy Wine RayZyns make the most of a bad situation," 18 June 2018 The single-vineyard Barbarescos were even deeper and more layered. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "This Elegant Italian Red Wine Is Easy to Love," 11 Dec. 2018 The pair purchased the entire downtown site of the town and planted a 5-acre estate vineyard of tempranillo grapes. Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News, "The top 10 Hill Country Wineries," 4 June 2018 In 1578, the Christian catacombs of ancient Rome were accidentally discovered by workers digging in a vineyard along the Via Salaria., "This day in history," 31 May 2018 The property Sears and its parking lot sit on and some points beyond once was home to a large vineyard belonging to Josephus Asher. Karen Pearlman,, "El Cajon Sears to shutter after a half-century," 4 May 2018 The wine is made from grapes grown down the hill from us at a vineyard sloping toward the ultramarine Limmat River, which snakes through Zurich. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "Plan a Trip to Zurich This Summer (Yes, Really)," 2 May 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


vine·​yard | \ ˈvin-yərd How to pronounce vineyard (audio) \

Kids Definition of vineyard

: a field of grapevines

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