Definitions

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

  • n. The cultivation of grapes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The agricultural practice of growing grape vines.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The cultivation of the vine; grape growing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The culture or cultivation of the vine.

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

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

Etymologies

Latin vītis, vine; see wei- in Indo-European roots + culture.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin vītis ("vine") + cultūra ("cultivation, agriculture"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To the cognoscenti in viticulture climate clearly trumps soil but this certainly does not diminish the importance of place, including all its attributes like topography, soil, human activity there, etc.

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  • Vitus is derived from the word viticulture, or simply put, the study of wine.

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  • Topics include: soil management to reduce erosion, runoff and leaching; use of integrated pest management practices for insect, disease and weed management; nutrient management, with a particular focus on nitrogen use; pesticide management and spray technology; and cultural practices used in viticulture.

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  • Their viticulture, which is radical by all means, is focused on harvesting fully mature and uniformly ripe fruit, something they seem able to achieve through meticulous viticultural techniques in every vintage.

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  • Spurred on by the prospect of locally heralding-in the art of growing wine grapes - better known as viticulture - a type of horticultural industry which has been around for millennia in various parts of the world, a large and enthusiastic crowd turned out to hear some sage advice offered by experienced coastal vineyard growers at a public meeting held at the Seniors 'hall on January 15.

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  • Some of the viticulture and winemaking techniques required; which are both time consuming and meticulous, are intimate knowledge of the vineyard by spending time with the vines and the grower throughout the seasons, hand-sorting, lees management, barrel and hand-punched down open-top fermentation using indigenous yeast, and unhurried, often delayed fermentations that don't allow for early sulfur additions.

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  • He was still in college, working toward a degree in viticulture at the University of California at Davis.

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  • The possible consequences of climate change on viticulture include early harvests, fall in values of total acidity and an increase in sugar content, which in turn means a rise in alcohol levels.

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  • In Champagne, this was a radical idea—the big houses bought grapes in bulk from growers who had little incentive for meticulous viticulture.

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  • Knowing virtually nothing about viticulture or winemaking, Ms. de Nicolay learned on the job, converting to organic and eventually biodynamic farming and transforming an undistinguished estate into a very good one.

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