wine·​mak·​er | \ ˈwīn-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce winemaker (audio) \

Definition of winemaker

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

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the biggest winemaker in Napa Valley
Recent Examples on the Web The label was a partnership with winemaker Chris Cameron of Broken Earth Winery and the Regal Wine Company to make a Chardonnay and two red blends. Shauna Stuart |, al, "Charles Barkley listed as an owner of Redmont Distilling; new facility set to open in Avondale," 1 Aug. 2019 But the best part about visiting this vineyard is seeing winemaker Nicole Bertotti Pope in action. Mehera Bonner, Marie Claire, "Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in California's Secret Wine Country," 8 Jan. 2019 At stake is a multi-billion-dollar industry, and Oregon’s reputation for producing a delicate pinot noir in its cool, rainy climate, according to state Rep. David Gomberg and winemaker Jim Bernau, who have been sharply critical of Copper Cane. Andrew Selsky, The Seattle Times, "Oregon seeing red in its dispute with California winery," 28 Nov. 2018 This was the last vintage produced under the patient care of Franco Biondi-Santi, grandfather of Tancredi and revered Montalcino winemaker. Fortune, "Legendary winemaker Brunello di Montalcino releases a vintage marking the end of an era," 24 Jan. 2020 The owners will rotate selections by inviting winemakers for special showcases where guests can interact directly with small producers. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "California dreaming: Mutiny Wine Room brings wine country experience to Houston," 17 Jan. 2020 But even with the possibility of a boost in local sales, winemakers in states such as California aren’t thrilled either. Natasha Frost, Quartz, "Tariffs on European wine will hurt everyone but their intended targets," 7 Jan. 2020 But his favorite is French winemaker Nicole Chanrion’s Cote de Brouilly, which goes for about $20 a bottle. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Everything you need to know about buying wine for the holidays," 10 Dec. 2019 Soon afterward, in 2011, Pope became Stolo’s winemaker. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "Winemakers to Watch," 8 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of winemaker

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Winemaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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: a person or company that makes wines

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