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

Examples of winemaker in a Sentence

the biggest winemaker in Napa Valley

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Among the group are off-duty snowboarding instructors and aspiring winemakers, a youthful generation that Isabella is eager to develop. Christopher Ross, WSJ, "The Hidden Valley in the Italian Alps Where Winemakers Are Working Against Nature," 15 Feb. 2019 The Wine Spot will feature the wines of Bonny Doon and winemaker Randall Gram 6-9 p.m. The Wine Spot is at 2271 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights. Marc Bona,, "Wine calendar: Mancan rose launch party, Jukebox Monday Night Plates, Tequilas and Tapas at Flemings, winemaker nights, more," 17 Apr. 2018 Before opening Dacha Diner, all four friends took a trip to Eastern Europe together to do a lot of eating research, during which Heffernan and Siegel also trained with chefs, bakers, grandmothers and winemakers. Bethany Jean Clement, The Seattle Times, "Feels like family: Seattle’s Dacha Diner might be your new favorite place," 29 Mar. 2019 Co-founder and winemaker Barbara Steele is sharp as a tack, and has a great aesthetic compass. Tim Teichgraeber,, "Five vineyards you must see in Oregon’s lesser-known Rogue Valley region," 23 May 2018 Founder and winemaker Erik Miller (pictured above), who runs the winery with grower Randy Peters, moved west from Indiana to establish roots in beautiful Sonoma County. Sunset, "Meet the Year’s Winning Wine," 22 Jan. 2018 The company town of Kohler, home to the plumbing manufacturer, will welcome celebrity chefs and winemakers to a four-day event at its fancy American Club resort. Fox News, "7 fall wine festivals that aren’t in California," 13 Aug. 2015 Once they are released, every bottle is hand-numbered and signed by the winemaker. Karen Lubeck, Town & Country, "The 2017 Vintage Makes Its Star Debut at the Premiere Napa Valley Wine Auction," 4 Mar. 2019 Behind the bar, guests can drink Pinot Gris from female winemakers including New Zealand’s Jannine Rickards, and Paula Fandino in Spain. Prue Lewington, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Career Club Is the Global Sisterhood You've Always Wanted," 11 Feb. 2019

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of winemaker

: a person or company that makes wines

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