Definition of vigneron in US English:



  • A person who cultivates grapes for winemaking.

    • ‘A generally recognized ‘vintage’ year can have its failures, often for reasons totally beyond the competence of vignerons and wine-makers.’
    • ‘A wine that costs $9.99 retail usually leaves the vigneron's cellar at $3.00 to $3.50.’
    • ‘They have exceeded all expectations and have achieved a level of perfection rarely seen by a vigneron.’
    • ‘Morale among France's vignerons couldn't be lower.’
    • ‘You can't throw a cork in the region these days without hitting a lush new wine from a giddy, ambitious vigneron.’
    • ‘In 2000, the vignerons took advantage of the incredible super-ripe Cabernet franc that came along with the vintage.’
    • ‘The Beaujolais vignerons, just outside the border, were delighted.’
    • ‘The first serious wine concerns were felt by French vignerons who simply replicated French methods with indifferent results.’


French, from vigne ‘vine’.