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

Definition of vineyard

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

Examples of vineyard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet Williams and Selyem chose Dyson, a lifelong ag guy who already owned a winery in New York and was developing a vineyard in California’s Central Coast. Esther Mobley,, "With the big Williams Selyem deal, a California wine icon aims to avoids a common fate: a soulless private equity future," 14 Jan. 2021 This experience will bring guests to three top wineries in the area to enjoy private tastings, make their own vintage, and end the evening with dinner and a wine pairing overlooking a vineyard. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, "This Two-week Mexico Vacation Comes With Private Jets, Presidential Suites, and the World’s Most Expensive Taco," 22 Dec. 2020 The grapes come from a Caduceus vineyard in the Cornville area of central Arizona. Richard Ruelas, The Arizona Republic, "Best Arizona wines: These are the 2020 azcentral Arizona Wine Competition winners," 12 Nov. 2020 A couple of this year’s fantasy gifts keep on giving, such as a case of wine a month for a year after a stay at the Montage Healdsburg vineyard in Northern California that comes at a total price of $215,000. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "Neiman Marcus Christmas Book is filled with ideas and fantasy gifts to end the year on a nice note," 9 Nov. 2020 Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, each release of PN will highlight a Pinot Noir grape from a different cru (a vineyard or group of vineyards) from the base year to bring its distinctive terroir and taste to light. Rachel King, Fortune, "The best bottles for wine lovers this year," 6 Nov. 2020 This is your hideaway that feels like home away from home – if home sat on a gorgeous vineyard with some of the best wine in the world. Kristin Braswell, USA TODAY, "These unique lodging spots offer COVID-weary travelers social-distanced splendor," 29 Oct. 2020 Authorities are still investigating what started the Glass Vite, but have focused on a remote vineyard in St. Helene, KTVU reported on Wednesday. Fox News, "California wildfires scorch nearly 4 million acres as hot and windy weather may fuel Glass, Zogg fires," 27 Sep. 2020 According to the federal complaint, Hung stayed in San Marino, near Pasadena, and Lodi, south of Sacramento, where his family has a vineyard. NBC News, "Man who drove into California protesters used vineyard as 'tactical training camp,' officials say," 24 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of vineyard

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Vineyard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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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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