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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Recent Examples on the Web This is not your normal vintner-in-harmony-with-nature story. Washington Post, "Crack open the best 2020 wine books for rich history, international politics and a vintner’s lively memoir," 11 Dec. 2020 Their most public-facing enterprise in the area, however, is Hearst Ranch Winery, a partnership with family friend and vintner Jim Saunders. Matt Kettmann,, "Hearst Winery offers a pit stop on the way to Hearst Castle," 29 Jan. 2019 Written by fourth generation Argentine vintner Laura Catena, this award-winning wine history book delves into the underpinnings of great winemaking, as well as some family sagas. Tina Danze, Dallas News, "Dallas wine experts share their 15 top holiday gift ideas," 17 Dec. 2020 This holiday season, Neiman Marcus is offering people the chance to fly to Healdsburg, California to meet with Jese Katz, the first vintner to be named to Forbes’ 30 under 30. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "All the Over-the-top Trips in Neiman Marcus's 2020 Fantasy Gift Guide," 24 Nov. 2020 The Pessagno property began as Cloninger Cellars in 1988, but Steve Pessagno, an experienced vintner who’d worked at Jekel and Lockwood vineyards, took over in 1999. Matt Kettmann,, "Pessagno: cottage tasting with Salinas Valley sunsets," 15 Feb. 2018 Ian Brand, The Chronicle's 2018 Winemaker of the Year, is quite possibly the most interesting vintner in Monterey County today. Matt Kettmann,, "I. Brand & Family: once-exclusive wines now made accessible," 18 Aug. 2020 If beverage director Richard Sterling or sommelier Erica Christian isn’t around, assistant beverage director Danielle Moreno can steer you to, say, a rosé made by a black vintner. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Thamee got national acclaim for its Burmese food. Now it wants to become a model for racial justice.," 10 July 2020 Early this century, Lodi grape grower and vintner David Lucas helped lead a successful effort to persuade the Supreme Court of the United States to allow wineries to ship wine to consumers across state lines. Mike Dunne,, "Lucas is the winery that persuaded the Supreme Court to allow shipping wine across state lines," 15 June 2020

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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 1 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of vintner

: a person who makes wine
: a person who sells wine

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