vi·ti·cul·ture | \ˈvi-tə-ˌkəl-chər, ˈvī- \

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, ˌvī-, -ˈkəlch-rəl \ adjective
viticulturally adverb
viticulturist \ˌvi-tə-ˈkəl-chə-rist, ˌvī- \ noun

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Today, however, women across Argentina are finding a foothold at every level—in viticulture schools, at wineries, in hospitality, and in government. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "Meet the Women Changing Argentina’s Wine Industry," 18 June 2018 These are by far the most common varietals in California viticulture; the words suggest his opinion of the flavor of most of the wines. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, "A Vintner’s Quest to Create a Truly American Wine," 14 May 2018 Well done to our phenomenal viticulture & winemaking team for their incredible hard work, the 2017 Chapel Down harvest is now complete! Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Is This the Wine That Will Be Served at Next Week's Royal Wedding?," 11 May 2018 First, Grahm intends to plant and test a series of uncelebrated grapes that have languished in the shadows of European viticulture. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, "A Vintner’s Quest to Create a Truly American Wine," 14 May 2018 Even if a would-be vintner can afford to buy the land, the time and expenses required to convert it to viticulture, regardless of any potential tree-cutting, make vineyard ownership a longshot even for the wealthy. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "Battle for Napa Valley’s future: Proposed curb on vineyards divides county," 9 Apr. 2018 Growing grapes on the scorched slopes of a volcano that’s still spewing fire, smoke, and lava is as extreme as viticulture gets., "Volcanic Wines Are Heating Up Around the Globe," 30 Mar. 2018 The school says its program, led by Linfield wine climatologist Gregory V. Jones, will differentiate from traditional viticulture and enology programs, which historically have focused on growing wine grapes and producing wine. Andrew Theen,, "Linfield gets $6 million gift from Domaine Serene founders for wine studies program," 8 Mar. 2018 In the past 80 years, however, viticulture in Amador has made incremental steps, transitioning from the basic fortified wine of the 1950s to the modern wave of artisan wines. San Francisco Chronicle, "Why Amador County is a wine lover’s paradise," 26 Feb. 2018

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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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