win·​ery | \ ˈwī-nə-rē How to pronounce winery (audio) , 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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What to Do: Folktale Winery: Visiting a winery is non-negotiable and Folktale in Carmel Valley is stunning. Michelle Manetti, Good Housekeeping, "Weekend Travel Guide: Things to Do In California's Charming Carmel-by-the-Sea," 10 Aug. 2018 Also, Trump has branded a vodka line, which eventually failed, and a winery in the United States. Thomas Novelly, The Courier-Journal, "Why a Trump bourbon cocktail is the most ironic thing ever," 5 June 2018 The adobe chapel is believed to have been built originally as a winery for Mission San Luis Rey. Linda Mcintosh,, "Tours still given at Pendleton landmark," 15 Feb. 2018 Aspen Wines owner Bob Evanosky of Aurora began producing wine in his garage in 2010 and has since developed a local winery that donates its profits to charity. David Sharos, Aurora Beacon-News, "Made in the Fox Valley: From wine to salsa, local products 'built around the community'," 29 Jan. 2018 The largely agricultural district is riddled with wineries, picturesque villages packed with ancient ruins, and Roman bridges so sturdy people are still driving over them. Laura Studarus, Marie Claire, "Game of Thrones," 11 Apr. 2019 To stay current, Watts attends soft openings of restaurants, takes tours of wineries and marijuana stores, goes to clubs like Neumos and The Crocodile and makes sure to revisit stalwart tourist stops like the Space Needle. Nicole Brodeur, The Seattle Times, "This Seattle concierge has secrets he won’t tell," 23 Jan. 2019 Got a craft brewery, distillery, winery in your area? Gena Kaufman, Glamour, "21 Rainy-Day Date Ideas That Aren't Another Movie," 30 Mar. 2019 Other activities include wine dinners, featuring a local farm, a celebrated chef and winery. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "The Best Room At," 8 Mar. 2019

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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 How to pronounce winery (audio) \
plural wineries

Kids Definition of winery

: a place where wine is made

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