vi·​ni·​cul·​ture ˈvi-nə-ˌkəl-chər How to pronounce viniculture (audio) ˈvī- How to pronounce viniculture (audio)

Examples of viniculture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most wineries are still small-scale, often tucked down a country road, and planted, harvested, and owned by locals who are eager to share their wines and their passion for viniculture. Pamela Wright,, 20 Apr. 2023 Terroir is so important to French viniculture that wine is identified by the name of a region—Champagne or Bordeaux—rather than by the name of the grape, as Pinot noir or Cabernet are in the United States. Rebecca Coffey, Discover Magazine, 26 Sep. 2011 Since its founding in 1998, the winery has combined French grape varieties and viniculture techniques with the area’s unique California terroir. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 6 Dec. 2022 Of course, actual viniculture — growing grapes specifically to make wine — came much later but is still an ancient practice. Stephen C. George, Discover Magazine, 23 Sep. 2022 Desert viniculture, and the tourists beginning to explore this relatively new wine route, have become important to the development and rebranding of the arid expanses that make up half the territory of Israel. Isabel Kershner, New York Times, 7 Sep. 2022 For almost twenty years, this certification was enough to insure wine drinkers of the winery’s commitment to sustainability in viticulture, viniculture, and employee relations. Michelle Williams, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 Quite fitting since the collection comprises three bottlings dating as far back as the ‘50s that recall distinct years in viniculture. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 2 Dec. 2021 In Skåne, southern Sweden, native Tina Berthelsen established Lottenlund Estate in 2016 after a trip to Tuscany inspired her to learn viniculture. Amy Guttman, Condé Nast Traveler, 25 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History


Latin vinum + International Scientific Vocabulary -i- + culture

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of viniculture was in 1871

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“Viniculture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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