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 In Keenan's case, that something includes having started a second career as a winemaker with Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards from his home since 1995, in the hillside town of Jerome, Arizona. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, "Luchadores, ducks and taking it to another level: A conversation with Maynard James Keenan," 9 Apr. 2021 In her role as winemaker at Apothic, Juergenson is inspired to bring innovative and untraditional blends to the table. Laura Denby, Better Homes & Gardens, "These Women in Wine Are the Masterminds Behind Some of Your Favorite Brands," 16 Mar. 2021 Prosser began kicking around ideas with his assistant winemaker, Lucas Ehrhard. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Willamette Valley winemaker taps Wonka power to trump wildfire smoke," 27 Feb. 2021 Chester Osborn, the longtime winemaker at d’Arenberg winery in McLaren Vale, Australia, has an equally whimsical streak and a slew of unorthodox wine names. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "Wine Can Be Fun—Seriously," 24 Feb. 2021 Solorzano as vineyard mastermind and Joshua Klapper from Timbre Wines as head winemaker. Matt Kettmann,, "The essential Santa Barbara County winery bucket list," 17 Dec. 2020 If the winemaker decides to buy cultured yeast instead of relying on the natural one, there are several hundred different yeast strains on the market. Per And Britt Karlsson, Forbes, "Yeast Is Vital For Wine, But Does It Matter Where It Comes From?," 15 Apr. 2021 One bottle of Domaine Ponsot that Kurniawan attempted to sell at auction in 2008 was passed off as having been made in 1929, even though the winemaker didn't begin estate bottling until 1934. Robert Jablon, Star Tribune, ""Sour Grapes" wine fraud con man deported to Indonesia," 13 Apr. 2021 Some bottles are aged by the winemaker to enhance properties, while others, after purchase, may be stored away for a special occasion or further aging by the consumer. Anthony Marcusa,, "How to store opened red wine," 9 Apr. 2021

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Winemaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of winemaker

: a person or company that makes wines

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