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 Michelle Wine Estates and Italian vintner Piero Antinori for $185 million. Washington Post, "A pioneering California winemaker gets his due from the Smithsonian," 29 Nov. 2019 Insiders believe Bordeaux vintners have ways of mitigating climate change’s consequences if average global temperatures do not rise to more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels. The Economist, "Climate change is forcing winemakers to move further from the equator," 22 Nov. 2019 Their novelty lay precisely in the makers’ veneration of tradition, their rejection of the high-tech methods that many conventional vintners relied on. Rachel Monroe, The New Yorker, "How Natural Wine Became a Symbol of Virtuous Consumption," 18 Nov. 2019 Mexican-American winemakers in California, men and women who came to the U.S. as the primary field laborers and in large part provided the backbone of the industry, are now revolutionizing winemaking as cutting edge vintners. Claire Bugos, Smithsonian, "Celebrating Master Chefs and Revolutionary Culinary Moments," 5 Nov. 2019 Michel Pont, a vintner who lives in the Burgundy region of France, grows grapes for wine and collects fighter jets. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The World’s Largest Private Collection of Fighter Jets Is in France’s Wine Country," 18 Nov. 2019 The tariffs are just the latest to hit vintners, beer brewers, and spirit distillers., "Holiday cocktail party season is just around the corner. But impending tax hikes and new tariffs are souring the mood for small businesses that sell French wine, craft spirits, and Spanish olives, and could mean higher prices for these and other holiday staples this year.," 19 Oct. 2019 The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake will hold a vintner's dinner featuring wines of Ferrante Winery of Geneva. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Wine calendar: 750ml Wines’ annual holiday wine show, Flight wine bar tasting, more," 15 Oct. 2019 Agustin Huneeus, a Napa Valley vintner, who participated in both the test cheating and bribery schemes on behalf of his daughter, is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday. New York Times, "Parents Paid to Open College Doors. Now They’re Spending to Limit Prison Time.," 3 Oct. 2019

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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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11 Dec 2019

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“Vintner.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of vintner

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

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