wine·​mak·​er ˈwīn-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce winemaker (audio)
: 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 This new wine grew out of chief winemaker Frédéric Panaiotis’ observations while blending the wines in unusual vintages. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 14 Sep. 2023 Tonight, a Napa Valley winemakers tasting and food event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Rancho Valencia resort. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Sep. 2023 Made by winemaker Ross Reedy, who honed his craft in cellars and vineyards in Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and Napa Valley before returning home to Alexander Valley, this 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon from 60-year-old vines sees 24 months in French Oak before release. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 18 Aug. 2023 But look no further than Aperture Cellars for a stunning balance of modern architecture, original photography from winemaker Jeff Katz’s father (also featured on every bottle), and delicious, Bordeaux-style wines sourced from century-old vines. Jeffrey Ingledue, ELLE, 11 Aug. 2023 Unbeknownst to him, the surrounding hills were filled with young winemakers whose dream of making wines to compete with the best of Burgundy was almost as far-fetched as the idea of opening a top Italian restaurant in McMinnville. Mrussell, oregonlive, 28 July 2023 But the real star of the show here is Truro Vineyards, where the winemakers are masters at maritime grape growing, yielding whites like ​​sauvignon blanc and chardonnay, as well as reds like its barbera, cabernet franc, and even a rosé for good measure. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 28 Aug. 2023 This week, Australia's Treasury Wine Estates, the world's biggest standalone winemaker, reported a drop in its profits, hurt by lower sales. Fox News, 18 Aug. 2023 That winemaker worked with Italian authorities to get approval. Jonathan Edwards, Washington Post, 18 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of winemaker was in the 14th century

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“Winemaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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