Definition of vendange in English:

vendange

noun

  • (in France) the grape harvest.

    • ‘The vendange - the picking of the grapes - was over, and we had been invited to a meal with the local butcher in Fleurie, a small town about the size of Kelso.’
    • ‘The waiter had warned of slow traffic caused by the harvest trucks and he proved right: I was soon back in the ancient world of the vendange, with peasants and tractors clogging the winding byways as I crawled through Epernay.’
    • ‘Vintners are busy with an early vendange, the annual grape harvest that normally does not start until mid-September.’
    • ‘After a long, hot and indolent summer, Europe's winemakers enter a short period of frenetic activity, known in France as the vendange.’
    • ‘When les vendanges have been completed, the harvest is celebrated by individual wine producers, who throw lavish parties featuring local gastronomy such as foie gras and escargots.’

Origin

French.

Pronunciation

vendange

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