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

Definition of vintner

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

Examples of vintner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Much of that money came from Reverge Anselmo, a former Hollywood filmmaker turned vintner who abandoned the county after a bitter land-use dispute. Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times, 12 July 2022 During traditional working hours, second-generation Napa vintner Jake Krausz helps run Napa Valley’s Arkenstone Vineyards. Jess Lander, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Apr. 2022 An American vintner is murdered at his French vineyard, and the team investigates whether a local French nationalist group is responsible. Washington Post, 19 Apr. 2022 The bottles here reflect a wide range of treatment—and price, which tends to reflect the preciousness of site and winemaking (well, and pedigree of maker and vintner too, to be honest). Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 28 Mar. 2022 Here’s the story of Reverge Anselmo, a former U.S. Marine, former novelist, ex-filmmaker, former vintner and guardian of a vast fortune. — Knockout. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 22 Mar. 2022 Livermore seemed to have everything a vintner could want. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Mar. 2022 Any vintner can see the potential: The property sits in the Atlas Peak appellation, prized for its high elevation and volcanic soils, producing wines that routinely sell for $100 a bottle or far more. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Feb. 2022 Along the way, Wolf helped aspiring grape growers and winemakers with myriad problems, pests and pestilence that challenged every would-be vintner’s dream in the Old Dominion’s humid climate. Washington Post, 27 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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“Vintner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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