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

Examples of viticulture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Factor in better viticulture and a more committed focus on securing optimal vineyard plots, and the rise in quality of these wines starts to make sense. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 2 Oct. 2021 Second, many rosati are made from indigenous Italian grapes few people have heard of, like Bombino nero and corvina, so each glass is a lesson in viticulture and history. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, 30 Sep. 2021 The new rules stress the importance of long ageing in the cellar for complexity as well as focusing on organic viticulture. Per And Britt Karlsson, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2021 And as demand for Champagne surged across the world in the 1980s and viticulture in the region developed as a result, producers abandoned these unloved still wines in favor of more profitable, and prestigious, sparkling varieties. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 2 Oct. 2021 VinNatur has a scientific and serious approach to natural winemaking and viticulture. Per And Britt Karlsson, Forbes, 21 June 2021 Building on the family’s commitment to biodiversity and environmental regeneration, the winery began its conversion to biodynamic viticulture in 2016 with the help of winemaker Emmanuel Sala. Irene S. Levine, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 McCoy, 37, clearly relishes these muddy agronomic investigations after years spent studying viticulture in the abstract as an aspirant sommelier. Lucy Alexander, Robb Report, 28 Aug. 2021 Many producers have adopted eco-friendly viticulture, obtaining sustainable, organic, biodynamic and now regenerative certifications. Washington Post, 2 July 2021

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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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24 Oct 2021

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“Viticulture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/viticulture. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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