Definitions

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  • n. A person who grows vines for wine production.
  • n. A labourer in a vineyard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wine-grower; one who cultivates grapes.

Etymologies

From French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We try to conceal our hound-dog expressions, but the idea of eating "chez le vigneron" is just too much.

    triporteur (Italy, part 3) - French Word-A-Day

  • While weather conditions have certainly dominated conversation among both harvest workers and vigneron (can anyone say scorching heat or torrential downpours?), I have been preoccupied with more immediate matters -- namely, my hands.

    main - French Word-A-Day

  • To see where some of the region's finest wine is actually made, I visited Taverne Vigneronne in nearby Tournissan where fourth generation vigneron Didier Roux gave me a tour of his vineyard and distillery.

    Richard Powell: PHOTOS: A Holiday Spent Amongst The Wineries Of Languedoc

  • Jumping out of the car, in the depths of a bitterly cold, damp November, when I visited, amid one of the region's famous downpours, I wondered how on earth any vigneron can grow grapes in such an inhospitable, northern climate.

    2010: The Year of the Burgundy

  • Martin Ramin for The Wall Street Journal Domaine de la Louvetrie Le Fief du Breil 2009 Domaine de la Louvetrie Le Fief du Breil, $18 Mustachioed Muscadet vigneron Jo Landron is widely regarded as one of the leading producers of the region, turning out consistently characterful wines such as this single-vineyard offering.

    Cheap but Charming: Dipping Into Muscadet

  • This old-vine cuvée from star vigneron Marc Olivier is a bright, clean, dry and citrusy wine with particularly bracing acidity.

    Cheap but Charming: Dipping Into Muscadet

  • First, let me say that I am neither vigneron nor winemaker.

    Evan Dawson

  • Pierre Gaillard is a sunny and gregarious vigneron whose seriously dirty fingernails testify to his passion for his vines, though he's also a well-traveled connoisseur who can speak knowledgeably about California cabs and German Rieslings.

    The Bacony Goodness of Côte-Rôtie

  • A brief climb in the vineyards above the village of Ampuis with the spry young vigneron Stéphane Ogier left me dizzy and breathless, which turned out to be a happier condition than the terror I experienced later, driving the dirt-road switchbacks with another winemaker, Éric Texier.

    The Bacony Goodness of Côte-Rôtie

  • Mr. Johnnes modeled his New York celebration on La Paulée de Meursault, which was founded in 1923 when vigneron Jules Lafon gathered his neighbors for a fall feast to celebrate the harvest.

    Burgundy: When It's Good, It's Very, Very Good...

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