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 Taking root in former grazing pastures just three miles from the Pacific, the land was long believed to be too inhospitable, with conditions too extreme for viticulture. Bryce Wiatrak, SFChronicle.com, "Hirsch: wines for the Pinot Noir geek," 27 Feb. 2018 Michael Pierce is the director of viticulture and enology at the Southwest Wine Center at Yavapai College. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, "This isn't your grandpa's port. These Arizona wineries are aging the next big thing," 19 Aug. 2020 Beyond viticulture, DaVero is a fully functioning biodynamic farm — complete with olive groves, fruit orchards, gardens, chickens, sheep and a herd of pigs. Bryce Wiatrak, SFChronicle.com, "DaVero: your destination for Italian-style wines and biodynamic farming," 15 May 2018 The future of viticulture was threatened by aerial bombings and economic sanctions. Sarah Souli, Travel + Leisure, "The Best European Wine Regions You've Never Heard Of," 25 May 2020 To Kalon, a plot in the center of the valley considered the crown jewel of American viticulture. Ben Ryder Howe, New York Times, "The Grapelord of Napa Faces a Threat Worse Than Plague," 9 May 2020 Those students had earned an applied science degree in viticulture, the science of tending vineyards, and enology, the art of winemaking. Richard Ruelas, azcentral, "How students in a college winemaking class produced the best wine in Arizona," 19 Nov. 2019 This is a big deal, given that its brands produce millions of bottles of bubbly (even if other Champagne houses, such as grande marque Roederer, which makes Cristal, are ahead in embracing organic and biodynamic viticulture). Elin Mccoy, Bloomberg.com, "Boxed Wine and Vodka Made From CO2: The Green Future of Booze," 10 May 2020 Many wineries have invested in new production facilities and tasting rooms, improving their viticulture, winemaking and hospitality experiences. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "Bordeaux is the original ‘wine blend,’ but it’s more contemporary and affordable than you might think," 13 Mar. 2020

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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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The first known use of viticulture was in 1872

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29 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Viticulture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/viticulture. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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