Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Cultivation of grapes; viticulture.

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  • n. The cultivation of grapes, especially those used to produce wine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The cultivation of the vine, esp. for making wine; viticulture.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The cultivation of the vine, with especial reference to wine-making; viticulture.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the cultivation of grapes and grape vines; grape growing

Etymologies

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From the Latin roots vīnum ("wine") + cultūra ("cultivation").

Examples

  • The term viniculture is not as popular as its counterpart enology.

    ride in my little red wagon

  • The views are picture-postcard — but in other respects, my romantic notions of viniculture have been sadly crushed.

    It's Lights, Camera, Strike in France

  • Those were the people I learned about wine from, small-batch family-grounded viniculture.

    Adam Morganstern: Terry Theise: Reading Between The Wines

  • Although it gets a bit sappy towards the end,1 this one is enhanced by the viniculture neep, and the wine-review epigraphs opening each section are a nice touch:

    IRoSF reviews “Waiting for Rain”

  • The historic village museum will have demonstrations on viniculture traditions, a wine-tasting fair and activities for kids.

    Labor Day Libations

  • It's the heart of Thai viniculture, sitting coolly 350 meters above sea level (which helps compensate for its being far closer to the equator than the world's traditional wine-producing regions).

    Shifting Gears

  • VIHN-ih-kuhl-cher Synonymous with enology viniculture is the study or science of winemaking.

    ride in my little red wagon

  • Nobody denies that the European viniculture 800 years ago extended to East Prussia and southern Norway, requiring an average temperature 1.5 C higher than today; this presumably sustained for 100 years minimum.

    Sci-Am: Mann and the Hockey Stick « Climate Audit

  • Alcoholics have heard the message they want to hear since Noah invented viniculture and made a fool of himself by getting drunk and passing out in front of his family.

    The O'Reilly Factor

  • That is evident above all in the French legacy of viniculture, especially in the Western Cape.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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