wine·mak·er | \ˈwīn-ˌmā-kər \

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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After lunch, drive west through Princeton proper — past the welder, winemaker, surfboard shaper, and distillery — to the parking lot at the end of W. Point Avenue. Gregory Thomas,, "One Day, One Place: Half Moon Bay harbor," 11 July 2018 Here are three top winemakers: •Arizona Stronghold Vineyards: 1023 N. Main St., Cottonwood. azcentral, "From climate to fry bread, 125 reasons to love Arizona," 15 May 2015 Few winemakers are more charming or welcoming than Johannes Selbach. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "The Wine Destination Only the Pros Know," 27 June 2018 If the program is successful, Corbett hopes to expand the list and keep it updated with new offerings from these and other L.A. winemakers. Andy Hermann, Los Angeles Magazine, "There’s More Wine Being Made in L.A. Than You Probably Realize," 5 Mar. 2018 In California, women are the lead winemakers in about 10 percent of the state’s more than 3,700 wineries. Valeriya Safronova, New York Times, "The Proof Is in Their Palates," 10 July 2018 Among the most popular are pinot blanc, pinot gris (also called pinot grigio by some Michigan winemakers), sauvignon blanc, riesling, gewurztraminer and chardonnay on the white side; or pinot noir, cabernet franc and merlot on the red side. Michael Austin,, "Explore Michigan's diverse wine scene, one of the country's most exciting developing regions," 5 July 2018 The historic Sadie Upton Vineyard is off to one side, and his house was occupied by such valley winemakers as Jeff Runquist and Jeff Myers (Terra d’Oro) before Sobon bought it in 1983. Mike Dunne, sacbee, "Shenandoah Valley’s newest winery Paul J. Wines recognizes the old," 4 July 2018 Birmingham and Biondi recently began working with another small winemaker in the Madison area to try some experimental ciders, including a Belgian-style cider saison. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "In Wisconsin, when life hands you apples, you make elegant ciders. And brandy," 27 June 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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: a person or company that makes wines

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