vint·​ner | \ ˈvint-nər How to pronounce vintner (audio) \

Definition of vintner

1 : a wine merchant
2 : a person who makes wine

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Tucked into a secluded canyon, the 157-acre Auberge Resort property was designed to look like a vintner’s estate—think an upscale mountain lodge with spacious cedar shingle cabins nestled in a California forest. Olivia Fleming, Harper's BAZAAR, "Where to Eat and Drink in Napa Valley," 9 Jan. 2019 Oh, and tough luck for fisheries, vintners and producers of maple syrup, mustard, strawberry jam and tomato sauce, which have also been hit with tariffs. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "New Deal Economics," 28 Aug. 2018 Wines largely were familiar vintners and varietals; the list is focused on value, and markups seemed lower than typical. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New Orleans meets supper club at Edgewater in Pewaukee," 17 Apr. 2018 Some graduates move on to Four Eight Wineworks, a Clarkdale winemaking cooperative established by Mr. Keenan in 2014 to allow fledgling vintners to share tools such as stemmers and wine presses, thus avoiding costly start-up investments. Elaine Glusac, New York Times, "Sedona for Serenity, Spas and Now Syrahs," 18 Apr. 2018 Many of these wines are quite vivid in color, but more and more Spanish vintners are making paler versions to take advantage of the Provencal trend. Marnie Old,, "Great Wine Values: Dominio de Punctum 'Lobetia' Rosado," 8 Mar. 2018 During the quarter, Carlyle agreed to buy Australian vintner Accolade Wines Ltd. for 1 billion Australian dollars ($772 million), gaining a portfolio of popular mass-market brands. Miriam Gottfried, WSJ, "Carlyle’s Results Beat Expectations," 1 Aug. 2018 Hahn was one of a small group of vintners to begin making high-quality wines in the 1970s in the Santa Lucia Highlands, a 12-mile stretch of benchland along the Salinas River. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "Nicky Hahn, Central Coast wine pioneer, dies at 81," 8 Mar. 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, New York Times, "Trump’s Ancestral Village Abounds With His Relatives. Few Admit a Link.," 2 July 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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