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.
Recent Examples on the Web After 20 vintages, winemaker Pam Walden finally has her own winery. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Erath and Willful say hello as Oui! says goodbye to Portland’s urban wine scene," 10 Sep. 2020 The winery is closed Sundays except for private events. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "Black-owned franchise of Waters Edge Winery to open its first Kentucky location," 9 Sep. 2020 The winery meticulously sources its wood for aging, in which the Ventale is aged for 18 months in 70% oak, 20% chestnut, and 10% cherrywood barrels. Rachel King, Fortune, "There’s more than one way to ditch white (wine) after Labor Day," 5 Sep. 2020 Additionally, the winery has a tasting menu of more than 30 wines that can be paired with a meat and cheese board or hummus. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, "Drink wine at these McKinney spots to celebrate National Red Wine Day," 28 Aug. 2020 Last year, the Kincade Fire destroyed hundreds of buildings, including much of the Soda Rock winery in Healdsburg. New York Times, "In California’s Wine Country, a Familiar Threat of Smoke and Flame," 23 Aug. 2020 His southern Arizona winery sits at a higher elevation and experiences greater fluctuations than the Valley. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, "This isn't your grandpa's port. These Arizona wineries are aging the next big thing," 19 Aug. 2020 The deal includes the Steele, Shooting Star, Stymie and Writer’s Block wine brands, all wine inventory and a large winery and tasting room in Kelseyville. Esther Mobley,, "Lake County's Steele Wines is purchased by Shannon Ridge winery in major deal," 18 Aug. 2020 This argument was made by Adam Lee, the founder of Siduri winery, and now proprietor of Clarice wines and a consultant with several wineries. Washington Post, "Wine labels can be vague, and drinkers are thirsty for clarity," 14 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of winery

1882, in the meaning defined above

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14 Sep 2020

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“Winery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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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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