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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Rassam's mother, Carole Bouquet, has a vineyard on the Mediterranean isle. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Charlotte Casiraghi's Wedding to Dimitri Rassam Is Reportedly This Summer—Here's Everything We Know," 10 Apr. 2019 Located in Bel-Air on a private road near Sunset Boulevard, the 30-acre property shares a hillside with a neighboring vineyard. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "In Bel-Air, a Patch of Dirt Asks $60 Million," 12 Mar. 2019 All the grapes for DeLille Cellars’ 2015 Harrison Hill come from a small, storied vineyard in the Yakima Valley town of Sunnyside. Andy Perdue, The Seattle Times, "DeLille Cellars’ 2015 Harrison Hill is Andy Perdue’s Wine of the Year," 26 Oct. 2018 Weingut Willi Schaefer, a small vineyard in Graach that covers only 4.2 hectares of land, dates back to 1121, and only produces riesling. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "When in Germany, Drink Riesling," 4 Sep. 2018 Guests watched as Putin danced with Kneissl who married businessman Wolfgang Meilinger at a vineyard in Austria’s Styria state. Robert Gearty, Fox News, "Controversial wedding guest Vladimir Putin dances with Austria's foreign minister on her big day," 18 Aug. 2018 In rainy, verdant 2010, Van der Lee and his wife, Monique, purchased a distressed vineyard in Temecula. Nicole Miller-coleman,, "As attention on Vinduino grows, so does its market," 7 July 2018 Her mother, a hairdresser, finally persuaded her to enroll in a drug-treatment center overlooking vineyards in the hills near Macerata. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, "This Italian Town Once Welcomed Migrants. Now, It’s a Symbol for Right-Wing Politics," 7 July 2018 The long-standing outdoor dinner-party series, founded by chef and artist Jim Denevan in 1999, takes travelers to idyllic settings, like a ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, a farm outside of Nashville, and a vineyard in Savigny-lès-Beaune, France. Jen Ortiz, Marie Claire, "The Ultimate Guide to Getting Away," 25 June 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 How to pronounce vineyard (audio) \

Kids Definition of vineyard

: a field of grapevines

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