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

Definition of winegrower

: a person who cultivates a vineyard and makes wine

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The area is now home to 11,000 winegrowers, and while a few are large, flashy enterprises, most are intimate family operations. Molly Wizenberg, Town & Country, "Vintage Bordeaux," 14 Jan. 2013 In Oregon, Gamay had been planted as part of the second wave of winegrowers who established themselves in the early ’90s across the Willamette Valley, including Brick House, Amity, WillaKenzie and Chehalem. Patrick Comiskey,, "Why you should be drinking Gamay Noir this summer," 11 July 2018 The winegrower, who champions indigenous grapes like the nearly extinct mandó, ages wine in ancient amphorae that are housed in a cellar carved out of bedrock beneath the property. Ellen Bhang,, "Distinctive Spanish pours are a breath of fresh air," 23 Apr. 2018 A few miles away, former Algerian winegrower Paul-Michel Bosc planted Niagara’s first commercial vineyard devoted entirely to European wine grapes. Patricia Harris And David Lyon,, "Beyond the falls: the delicious tastes of Niagara," 25 Apr. 2018 Sales of these wines outside their native land grew more than 40 percent in 2017, according to the island’s association of winegrowers and winemakers., "Volcanic Wines Are Heating Up Around the Globe," 30 Mar. 2018 European winegrowers, hired by the government as consultants, had identified Ningxia’s continental climate, high altitude, dry air, and sandy, rocky soil as ideal for vineyards. Steven Strogatz, The New Yorker, "Can Wine Transform China’s Countryside?," 4 Feb. 2013 Third was 1-800 WINESHOP.COM, which has a winegrower license but also a stack of licenses for import, wholesale, and other operations restricted to internet sales. Harold Brubaker,, "Online retailers dominate direct wine shipping in Pennsylvania," 28 Sep. 2017

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1844, in the meaning defined above

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