vi·​ti·​cul·​ture ˈvi-tə-ˌkəl-chər How to pronounce viticulture (audio) ˈvī- How to pronounce viticulture (audio)
: the cultivation or culture of grapes especially for wine making
ˌvi-tə-ˈkəl-chə-rəl How to pronounce viticulture (audio)
viticulturally adverb
viticulturist noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Theresa Heredia, winemaker at Gary Farrell Vineyards and Winery in Healdsburg, understands the special qualities of Russian River viticulture. Tom Hyland, Forbes, 19 Dec. 2022 Organic viticulture practices permit the use of the heavy metal copper as a fungicide. Michelle Williams, Forbes, 20 May 2022 Students in the viticulture program can also apply for two-week summer internships with Gould. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 3 Sep. 2021 Commercial viticulture is a relatively recent phenomenon in England, with more than half of the country’s current vines being planted in the 2010s. Ben Oliver, Robb Report, 5 Feb. 2023 Read full article After more than 360 years since wine production was first approved as a land use, Rhode Island’s viticulture industry is truly picking up steam. Alexa Gagosz,, 2 Jan. 2023 Known for its wine production before the 1923 population exchange between Greece and Turkey, the viticulture of the Yağcılar village had been all but abandoned until Serhat Akbay began to work on its resurgence in 1999. CNN, 18 Nov. 2022 This local winemaker and scientist preached organic viticulture, avoiding the use of factory yeast and other manipulations in the cellar, and reducing or eliminating the use of sulfur dioxide, a preservative and antioxidant. Eric Asimov, New York Times, 12 Sep. 2022 Aiming to reestablish Kırklareli as an important region for viticulture, Saranta bottled its first wines in 2011. CNN, 18 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History


Latin vitis vine + English culture — more at withy

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of viticulture was in 1872

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Cite this Entry

“Viticulture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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