vint·​ner ˈvint-nər How to pronounce vintner (audio)
: a wine merchant
: a person who makes wine

Examples of vintner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dishes are fresh, flavorful and handcrafted by the husbands who’ve weaved a life of hospitality from hoteliers to vintners and chefs. Joe Sills, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 Not so, according to Dr. Laura Catena, a fourth-generation vintner at Argentina’s Catena Wines. Erica Duecy, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 Festival guests will enjoy limited-release Santa Lucia Highlands wines poured by the vintners themselves, plus live music and gourmet bites. Brittany Delay, The Mercury News, 28 Feb. 2024 The wine with lunch tasting model is a familiar setting in Europe, where multi-course lunches cooked by vintner themselves offer guests more than a swirl and a spit. Joe Sills, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 Preserving flavor Most vintners will tell you that wine is fragile and that light and temperature can affect its shelf life and drinking quality. Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Only a few vintners remain, but today, these holdouts are making some of Italy’s most distinctive wines. Julia Buckley, Travel + Leisure, 18 Nov. 2023 Kenward was on the steering committee for the inaugural Auction Napa Valley in 1981, established by a group of vintners that included Robert Mondavi and his wife Margrit. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 14 Aug. 2023 Its food products include jams, sauces and a growing selection of wine and spirits made by Black vintners and distillers. Natalie Wallington, Kansas City Star, 30 Jan. 2024

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Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of vintner was in the 15th century

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“Vintner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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vint·​ner ˈvint-nər How to pronounce vintner (audio)
: a person who makes or sells wine

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