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
Recent Examples on the Web Vicenzo Abbruzzese, the owner of Valdicava, may be the greatest winemaker of Brunello at the moment. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, "9 ‘Perfect’ 100-Point Brunellos You Can Buy Right Now," 22 Mar. 2021 Faustin, a son of Haitian immigrants, is Oregon's first Black winemaker, according to the Oregon Wine Board. Jeff Chu, Travel + Leisure, "7 People Making Sustainability and Social Justice a Priority in Science, Wine, Tourism, and Beyond," 18 Mar. 2021 Conor Gallagher, winemaker and owner, said the winery swapped out the usual buffet-style meals for more specific wine and meal pairings last summer. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Fauci award, John Denver, isolation outreach: News from around our 50 states," 17 Mar. 2021 There was Bibiana González Rave in 2015 (my first inductee), who exemplified what the modern, multitasking winemaker’s job had become. Esther Mobley,, "Why The Chronicle is not naming a Winemaker of the Year in 2020," 17 Dec. 2020 As a fresh wine-loving recruit, Murphy-Goode's new candidate will be shadowing the winemaker Dave Ready Jr. for the first 90 days of the job to explore all aspects of the harvest. Alison Medley, Chron, "This winery will pay you $10,000 a month to live rent-free in wine country," 23 Mar. 2021 Nearby at Helioterra Winery, schedule an intimate tasting of winemaker Anne Hubatch’s intriguing expressions, such as her concrete fermented melon de bourgogne. Katie Kelly Bell, Condé Nast Traveler, "Urban Wine Trails Are Popping Up Across the U.S., from Seattle to Brooklyn," 19 Mar. 2021 This winemaker helped achieve the DOCG designation (signifying the highest quality) to distinguish the wines for the region. Amanda Schuster, Forbes, "Adventure In a Glass: All A-Boot Italian Wine," 12 Mar. 2021 Sommelier turned winemaker André Hueston Mack of Maison Noir Wines, an Oregon wine company, admires the durability of the Cartailler Deluc wine key. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "The Best Corkscrews According to Wine Pros," 11 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of winemaker

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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10 Apr 2021

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“Winemaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of winemaker

: a person or company that makes wines

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