vint·ner | \ˈvint-nər \

Definition of vintner 

1 : a wine merchant

2 : a person who makes wine

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The list favors American winemakers; many of the names on the bottles are venerable vintners from places like Napa and Sonoma County. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Find deals on wines by the bottle at Milwaukee-area restaurants," 23 Apr. 2018 Murphy was wined and dined by vintners such as Sacha Lichine (Whispering Angel) while staying at private villas on estates like Domaines Ott. Catherine Bigelow,, "Summer’s R&R hot spots from SF’s social set," 10 July 2018 Napa vintners raised a record $16.9 million at their annual charity auction as demand for premium U.S. wine soars with the net worth of wealthy consumers. Fortune, "Rare Wines and Camels — Just Some of the Offerings at This Year's Auction Napa Valley," 26 May 2018 In Protestant Kallstadt, where volunteers diligently tend communal flower beds and vintners have run a cooperative for 116 years, Friedrich Trump was a popular guy. Katrin Bennhold,, "Trump’s ancestral village abounds with his relatives. Few will admit it," 3 July 2018 John Schwartz, who owns the Napa Valley wine brands Amuse Bouche and Coup de Foudre (and is also the vintner behind Ayesha Curry’s new wine) is now a partner in a Kentucky distillery, producing a 12-year bourbon called Lone Whisker. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "What to eat and drink at BottleRock 2018," 22 May 2018 Minor came to be a vintner by the side door, through sales and management rather than by farming grapes or making wine. Mike Dunne, sacbee, "No vineyard? No winery? No problem for Sean Minor | The Sacramento Bee," 25 Apr. 2018 Throughout the week, more than 225 wineries allowed guests at various events to sample more than 800 wines from both domestic and international vintners. Patricia Dillon, Houston Chronicle, "Wine & Food Week founder labels this year a success," 16 June 2018 Since then, dozens of vintners have set up shop, specializing in wines that thrive in the region’s distinctive terroir. Jody Rosen, Smithsonian, "This Secret Corner of California Is a Paradise for Lovers of Great Food and Top-Notch Wines," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of vintner

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vintner

Middle English, alteration of vineter, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin vinetarius, from Latin vinetum vineyard, from vinum wine

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English Language Learners Definition of vintner

: a person who makes wine

: a person who sells wine

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