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 Michigan’s Leelanau and Old Mission peninsulas, extending north from Traverse City, showcase cool-climate viticulture producing crisp, refreshing wines. Washington Post, "Good wine is now being made in most parts of the country. Here’s how to find it.," 6 Nov. 2020 Richard Allen, vice president of viticulture and winemaking at Rombauer Vineyards, brought 17 of his oldest and highest-risk workers to get shots and received one himself. Mallory Moench,, "Grassroots St. Helena vaccine clinic reaches vulnerable in hard-hit Napa County, but doses dwindle," 24 Jan. 2021 The Leclerc Briant house, established in 1872, became a leading proponent of organic and biodynamic viticulture in Champagne beginning in the 1960s. Washington Post, "This $11 Bordeaux begs for pizza or burgers and will put a smile on your face," 18 Dec. 2020 After her appointment to the role, French recruited renowned viticulture expert Steve Matthiasson, who worked alongside her at Napa bluechip winery Dalla Valle, and consulting director of winemaking Celia Welch. Sunset Magazine, "From the Ashes: Signorello Winemaker Priyanka French Rises Again," 14 Nov. 2020 The winery is also pioneering work in organic viticulture in the Finger Lakes. Washington Post, "Good wine is now being made in most parts of the country. Here’s how to find it.," 6 Nov. 2020 Rodems worked in opera, theater and film tech in San Francisco before going back to school at UC Davis for a masters degree in viticulture. Matt Kettmann,, "Scratch: the Monterey County winery that brings the drama," 3 Mar. 2018 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,, "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

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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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26 Feb 2021

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“Viticulture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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