win·​ery | \ ˈwī-nə-rē, ˈwīn-rē\
plural wineries

Definition of winery

: a wine-making establishment

Examples of winery in a Sentence

We took a tour of the winery.

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Caryn Arrowood handles the financial side of the winery while her husband, Steve, does the winemaking, which complements both their strengths. Cheryl Winokur Munk, WSJ, "When Couples Retire—and Then Start a Business," 16 Dec. 2018 Dunkenberger said the theft could have been carried out only by people familiar with the winery's operations, according to Fox 5 DC. Amy Lieu, Fox News, "Virginia winery suspends operations after 2 tons of grapes stolen," 15 Sep. 2018 Great offerings from wineries like Villa di Geggiano, Castagnoli, and Fontodi can hold up to even the biggest and priciest wines. Kristin Tice Studeman, Vogue, "The Best Wine for Every Thanksgiving Scenario," 19 Nov. 2018 An imaginative blend of Rhone and Bordeaux varieties shows creativity and grace from a winery near downtown Boise. Andy Perdue, The Seattle Times, "DeLille Cellars’ 2015 Harrison Hill is Andy Perdue’s Wine of the Year," 26 Oct. 2018 More than two tons of grapes worth up to $25,000 were stolen from a Virginia winery this week, forcing the business to close its operations indefinitely, reports said. Amy Lieu, Fox News, "Virginia winery suspends operations after 2 tons of grapes stolen," 15 Sep. 2018 Over the All-Star break in California, Danny plans to visit Sox manager Rick Renteria, who lives a few miles away across from a local winery. David Haugh,, "Operating on Danny Farquhar's brain didn't change what was in White Sox pitcher's heart," 12 July 2018 Twenty wines are offered by the glass, ranging from $15 (Lodi Graciano from Sheldon winery) to $50 (Krug Grand Cuvee Champagne). Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "Why pricey Bar Crenn is the enfant terrible of wine bars," 18 Apr. 2018 For the fermentation, Groeper chose a special yeast isolated from wineries in Spain. Ellen Bhang,, "Rioja-inspired red, crafted in Pembroke," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of winery

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of winery was in 1882

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English Language Learners Definition of winery

: a place where wine is made


win·​ery | \ ˈwī-nə-rē \
plural wineries

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: a place where wine is made

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