Definition of vineyard in US English:



  • 1A plantation of grapevines, typically producing grapes used in winemaking.

    • ‘One of the vineyards has annual vegetables intercropped with grapevines.’
    • ‘This Sauvignon is hand picked from vineyards practicing sustainable agriculture in Napa.’
    • ‘There always seem to be cherry trees surrounding the best vineyards in Valpolicella.’
    • ‘Some wineries may even tell you the specific vineyard that the grapes had been grown.’
    • ‘It is a blend of usually the three best recent vintages, from the best vineyards and the best grapes.’
    • ‘Each commandery had its vineyard or vineyards: hence the name of the modern dessert wine from Cyprus.’
    • ‘The dancers all look like they're more suited to stomping on grapes in a vineyard.’
    • ‘I got off the cart without help for once because everyone was deep in the vineyards harvesting the grapes.’
    • ‘Although there are many hundreds of villages that make wine in Burgundy, very few have vineyards with Grand Cru status.’
    • ‘Winemaking begins in the vineyard, with proper care and attention to the vines during the growing season.’
    • ‘They are all from the same producer, same grape, same region, but different vintages and vineyards.’
    • ‘The decline of grape vineyards depends on the age of the grape vines and on the variety planted.’
    • ‘Surrounding their dwelling were maize plantations and vineyards, owned by a wealthy landowner.’
    • ‘Surprisingly, many neighboring vineyards are farming without any irrigation at all.’
    • ‘Wine can be confusing, because even the wine from the same vineyard and winemaker changes from year to year.’
    • ‘Solomon made mention of how foxes were damaging to vineyards, consuming ripe grapes.’
    • ‘Vintners know that a second squeezing of a fine vineyard's grapes can still produce a respectable if somewhat tannic wine.’
    • ‘Not all of my colleagues travel as much, but I reckon it's essential to visit vineyards and interview winemakers.’
    • ‘Originally the farm had been a vineyard, like most farms in Catalunya.’
    • ‘He and the winery owner were out in a vineyard looking at what the Californian said was Pinot blanc.’
    plantation, farm, holding
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    1. 1.1 A sphere of action or labor (in allusion to Matt. 20:1)
      ‘for those of you still laboring in that academic vineyard, stay strong and watch your back’
      • ‘For those of you still laboring in that academic vineyard, stay strong and watch your back.’
      • ‘It's all very well to give young people their chance, but they should have laboured a bit in the parliamentary vineyard.’
      • ‘They have not laboured in the vineyard long enough to accept the dynamics of the struggle that he has been engaged in.’
      • ‘His people are labourers in the vineyard of the American dream who never got to taste the wine.’