viticulture

noun
vi·​ti·​cul·​ture | \ ˈvi-tə-ˌkəl-chər How to pronounce viticulture (audio) , ˈvī- How to pronounce viticulture (audio) \

Definition of viticulture

: the cultivation or culture of grapes especially for wine making

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Other Words from viticulture

viticultural \ ˌvi-​tə-​ˈkəl-​chə-​rəl How to pronounce viticultural (audio) , ˌvī-​ , -​ˈkəlch-​rəl \ adjective
viticulturally adverb
viticulturist \ ˌvi-​tə-​ˈkəl-​chə-​rist How to pronounce viticulturist (audio) , ˌvī-​ \ noun

Examples of viticulture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Baltz was an upbeat, friendly student who went through life with joy, said Michael Pierce, the director of enology and viticulture at the Southwest Wine Center. CBS News, "What we know about the California boat fire victims," 6 Sep. 2019 The same conditions that make Napa an ideal place for viticulture — a long growing season with cool nights — also favor cannabis. Taylor Kate Brown, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Briefing: Don’t expect BART panhandling to stop," 3 July 2019 These three styles of viticulture are followed (and marketed) by wineries to show care for their vineyards and the environment. Dave Mcintyre | Special To The Washington Post, oregonlive, "Oregon winemaker challenges efforts to make vineyards more sustainable," 3 Sep. 2019 Neal Baltz and Patricia Beitzinger The couple, who lived in Phoenix, both loved the outdoors and taking trips together, Michael Pierce, the viticulture and enology director at Yavapai College, tells PEOPLE. Caitlin Keating, PEOPLE.com, "Nationwide Heartbreak: Remembering the 34 Victims of the California Boat Fire," 8 Sep. 2019 These three styles of viticulture are followed (and marketed) by wineries to show care for their vineyards and the environment. Dave Mcintyre | Special To The Washington Post, oregonlive, "Oregon winemaker challenges efforts to make vineyards more sustainable," 3 Sep. 2019 These three styles of viticulture are followed (and marketed) by wineries to show care for their vineyards and the environment. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "To fight climate change, one winemaker wants to think about more than the grapes," 30 Aug. 2019 The wine industry employs almost a tenth of the national workforce and income generated from viticulture forms 15% of the national annual budget. Madeline Roache / Puhoi, Time, "'You’re Not a Person if You Don’t Drink.' How This Tiny European Country Developed the World's Worst Drinking Problem," 29 Aug. 2019 Georgia’s wine, a hallmark export that belongs to a viticulture tradition going back 8,000 years — is beloved by Russians, and its sale has often been viewed as a barometer of relations between the former Soviet countries. BostonGlobe.com, "Georgian TV host unleashes tirade against Putin as tensions with Russia escalate," 8 July 2019

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First Known Use of viticulture

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for viticulture

Latin vitis vine + English culture — more at withy

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26 Oct 2019

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The first known use of viticulture was in 1872

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