wine·​grow·​er | \ ˈwīn-ˌgrō-ər How to pronounce winegrower (audio) \

Definition of winegrower

: a person who cultivates a vineyard and makes wine

Examples of winegrower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web March is normally a busy period for most winegrowers, involving a lot of preparation, plowing, and binding of new baby vines for the spring planting season. Rachel King, Fortune, "Italian winemakers grapple with the coronavirus lockdown," 22 Mar. 2020 Private organizations have launched public appeals for donations to help winegrowers recover. Michelle Elias, New York Times, "‘Like Licking an Ashtray’: Fires’ Invisible Threat to Australia’s Wines," 6 Mar. 2020 California winegrowers have gone to court with their insurers, seeking damages for smoke taint after the wildfires of 2017. Michelle Elias, New York Times, "‘Like Licking an Ashtray’: Fires’ Invisible Threat to Australia’s Wines," 6 Mar. 2020 Arnaldo Caprai Winery, a 370-acre property under the leadership of owner Marco Caprai since the 1980s, has shown that local wines can indeed fuel agri-tourism and attract other winegrowers to invest in the bounty, as well. Karen Lubeck, Town & Country, "The 400-Year-Old Grape That May Be an Antioxidant Powerhouse," 24 Dec. 2019 From her point of view, that urge to explore is partly why winegrowers came to the mountains in the first place. Fortune, "Napa Mountain Wines Have Just as Much to Offer as Napa Valley Bottles," 8 Sep. 2019 Is Napa Valley becoming inhospitable to small-scale family winegrowers? Esther Mobley,, "Looking through the wine glass at 2020," 2 Jan. 2020 Many might be surprised to learn that there are 68 active winegrower licenses in San Francisco. Esther Mobley,, "Bluxome Street Winery in S.F. will close tasting room at the end of the year, but will continue making wine," 31 Oct. 2019 The festival has its roots in a competition that began in the 17th century to ensure quality wines from the region, with a grading system that often got censorious — with some winegrowers who didn’t pass muster all but shunned. Jamey Keaten,, "Swiss celebrate once-in-a-generation winegrowers’ fest," 24 July 2019

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First Known Use of winegrower

1844, in the meaning defined above

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“Winegrower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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