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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Next up is Martha Stoumen, first generation natural winemaker, responsible farmer, and recovering perfectionist. Lizzie Noonan, Bon Appétit, "How Natural Winemaker Martha Stoumen Turns Work Into Highly Drinkable Play," 6 Aug. 2019 The look: Jason Charles, the owner and winemaker at Vinca Minor, views the wine label as a surrogate for a logo. Emily Eisen, Bon Appetit, "11 Natural Wines That Taste as Good as They Look," 26 Mar. 2018 Natural winemakers, on the other hand, bottle the wine as is. NBC News, "What is natural wine? And is it better for you?," 11 Aug. 2019 New name and decor Longtime executive chef Ramon Rice came up with the concept and the name, which pays homage to the patron saint of winemakers, brewers, distillers and bartenders. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "12-year-old D’Vine Bistro in Chandler is now St. Amand Kitchen & Cocktails. Here's what to expect when you go," 17 July 2019 Fiegel is married to Taylor Brooke Winery’s winemaker, Nikki Auger, who is no stranger to hospitality, good food, and well crafted drink, having spent over 10 years working in Boston’s high end restaurant scene., "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 15 July 2019 After finishing a buffet lunch on deck and mooring at Fragnes, we were driven to Beaune, the busy, historic walled city renowned as a hub for winemakers (and drinkers). Jo Rodgers, Condé Nast Traveler, "On the Slow Boat Through Burgundy: A Barge Trip in France," 3 July 2019 For young and emerging winemakers, this degree of support is unusual — and invaluable. Jordan Michelman,, "Forget bottles, cans and boxes: Kegged wine is what's next," 21 June 2019 More California wine country: How to visit Napa and Sonoma in one day Start the day at Concannon Vineyard, home to fifth-generation winemakers. Anne Roderique-jones, USA TODAY, "Livermore: The laid-back California wine country you didn’t know about," 10 Jan. 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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