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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Guests can enjoy sweeping views of the olive groves, vineyards, and mountains during their time at the California-meets-South of France escape. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "8 of the Most Beautiful Hotel Gardens in North America," 2 Oct. 2018 The area features mostly single and two-lane roads that meander through vineyards and past grand chateaux. Matt Hranek, Condé Nast Traveler, "Great Drives: Speeding Through the French Countryside in the Audi A8," 25 Sep. 2018 From a terrific vintage, vineyard and winemaker, this Pinot is bold, ripe and densely layered. 5. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "Find a Wine That’s More Than a Passing Fad," 13 Sep. 2018 Kendall-Jackson vineyard and winery has submitted an extremely in-depth proposal (15 pages!!) to Unicode Consortium, the governing body that sets global coding standards (a.k.a. Good Housekeeping Editors, Good Housekeeping, "There's Now an Official Plea for a White Wine Emoji," 26 July 2018 Highlights: Chateau La Coste is a vineyard and outdoor contemporary art gallery that features works by Andy Goldsworthy, Ai Weiwei, James Turrell. Catherine Bigelow,, "Summer’s R&R hot spots from SF’s social set," 10 July 2018 At times, the surroundings evoked Chianti, complete with vineyards and olive oil farms. Outside Online, "Riding 100 Miles* on a 102-Year-Old Bike," 12 June 2018 Both were filming an upcoming episode of Parts Unknown, which featured Ripert introducing Bourdain to some of the best restaurants, vineyards and artisans along the French-German border. Peter Mikelbank,, "Inside Anthony Bourdain's Final Days: 'He Seemed Normal' and 'Just Like Himself,' Says Chef," 9 June 2018 Why: The undulating drive south on Oregon 47 takes you past mowed hayfields and vineyards and into Oregon wine country and one of the state’s most scenic downtowns in McMinnville., "Detours worth taking on your next road trip," 20 May 2018

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First Known Use of vineyard

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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English Language Learners Definition of vineyard

: a field where grapes are grown


vine·​yard | \ˈvin-yərd \

Kids Definition of vineyard

: a field of grapevines

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