winemaker

noun
wine·​mak·​er | \ ˈwīn-ˌmā-kər \

Definition of winemaker

: a person who makes wine specifically : one who supervises the wine-making process at a winery

Examples of winemaker in a Sentence

the biggest winemaker in Napa Valley

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Witnesses at the hearing said some out-of-state winemakers need to check their maps and history books. Andrew Selsky, The Seattle Times, "Oregon moves to protect wine from false out-of-state labels," 25 Sep. 2018 It is now run by Rajat Parr, a sommelier and author, and Sashi Moorman, a winemaker, who are also the team behind Sandhi and Domaine de la Côte in the Santa Rita Hills in California. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "Chardonnay, the Oregon Way," 14 June 2018 For Zacherle, also a winemaker, malt is the key to unlocking a beer’s terroir — for expressing, in the finished beer, a sense of the place where the grain was grown. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "The Rake is a temple to beer’s most important ingredient: malt," 1 May 2018 The previous labels had been in use for years until Gomberg and Bernau complained, the California winemakers said. Andrew Selsky, The Seattle Times, "Oregon seeing red in its dispute with California winery," 28 Nov. 2018 Check the posters on the wall for upcoming winemaker and farmer dinners, as well as the weekly wine tasting and the beer happy hour every day. Bon Appetit, "City Guides," 18 June 2018 Julien Ilbert of Château Combel La-Serre is one of a handful of young winemakers injecting new energy into this ancient region. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "20 Wines Under $20: Plenty of Variety and Not One Chardonnay," 17 May 2018 Magazine As Nanclares slowly increased output, eventually to 40,000 bottles per year, other winemakers in the area radically changed tactics. Tom Downey, WSJ, "A Spanish Food and Wine Region Comes Alive Again," 6 Dec. 2018 In 1982, Clendenen founded Au Bon Climat with his friend Adam Tolmach, now the owner and winemaker of the Ojai Vineyard. Matt Jaffe, SFChronicle.com, "Wine maverick Jim Clendenen shares favorite Santa Barbara County spots," 15 June 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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winemaker

noun

English Language Learners Definition of winemaker

: a person or company that makes wines

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