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

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Around the world, wineries are responding to climate change by reducing their carbon footprint, practicing more environmentally friendly viticulture and planting different grape varieties. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "Climate change is reshaping wine as we know it," 7 June 2019 Born in Barcelona in 1981, Ferrán studied viticulture and oenology at Mercè Rossell School and followed his sommelier courses in Wine & Spirits Education Trust in London. Virginia Irurita, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Spain," 5 Oct. 2016 Monticello, Virginia History buffs and oenophiles alike can do double duty at this southern AVA where colonial, Revolutionary, and Civil War-era histories intersect with unique viticulture. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "Beyond Napa: 7 Emerging American Wine Regions to Visit Now," 29 Aug. 2018 And she is intimately involved in all details of viticulture. Jay Mcinerney, Town & Country, "How a wine making dynasty challenged the old ways in order to save itself.," 11 Oct. 2016 Silver Oak boasts two locations: more than 400 acres of vines in Napa Valley and a leading-edge approach toward precision viticulture in Alexander Valley. Olivia Fleming, Harper's BAZAAR, "Where to Eat and Drink in Napa Valley," 9 Jan. 2019 Our expert guide struck the perfect balance between staggering viticulture knowledge and an irreverent wit to lighten what can be a self-serious activity. Tyler Wetherall, Condé Nast Traveler, "Kent Is Poised to Be the U.K.'s Napa Valley," 14 Sep. 2018 But as American viticulture becomes more and more sophisticated, underdog regions have grown increasingly interesting. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "Beyond Napa: 7 Emerging American Wine Regions to Visit Now," 29 Aug. 2018 Podere Le Ripi This winery in Montalcino is a stunning experiment in biodynamic viticulture from Francesco Illy, a third-generation member of the famous espresso-making family. Laura Itzkowitz, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Rome," 5 Mar. 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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