One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’.
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