Definition of vintner in US English:

vintner

noun

  • 1A wine merchant.

    • ‘A local committee, representing hoteliers, vintners, local traders and others, has publishes recommendations on the best type of cigarette receptacles for businesses to purchase.’
    • ‘In a business in which wineries live and die on the happy tongues of sommeliers, wine writers, vintners, and importers, the vineyard is turning some taste buds in its favor.’
    • ‘The surprise announcement by the local vintners that they would defy the new law has generated a media frenzy both locally, nationally and even internationally.’
    • ‘This is particularly true if early indications from vintners about the negative impact of the introduction of the smoking ban in pubs and restaurants endure into the medium term.’
    • ‘The ongoing problem came to a head on Monday evening when people staged a protest outside a Listowel pub where vintners had gathered for their annual general meeting at which the row was discussed.’
    • ‘The deal has been arranged in conjunction with the wine merchants, leading Yorkshire vintners who supply GNER with all their wine.’
    • ‘Tickets are $75 and include wine from 35 vintners and food from a variety of restaurants.’
    • ‘As we walk away from the cameras and lights, I give him a bottle of what an Edinburgh vintner called the Orson Welles of wines.’
    • ‘We don't know much at all about him other than that he was a sophisticated cosmopolitan of the merchant class whose father was a vintner.’
    • ‘It is proposing that its members implement a ‘clean-air’ policy, similar to the compromise put forward by the vintners.’
    • ‘Others, like vintners, mercers, and drapers, dealt in goods brought into the town from more distant parts.’
    • ‘In 1416 he was described as a taverner, and later in life as a vintner and a merchant, and was on several occasions fined for infringements of the assize of wine.’
    • ‘This is such a terrific idea, both for travelers and for local wine industries, that airports and vintners throughout the country should follow suit - and, in fact, several are considering the idea.’
    • ‘Never mind that the vast majority of vintners and tasters and sommeliers are men.’
    • ‘His father was a publican who used his bar as a launching pad for a political career, initially as head of the Boston vintners association.’
    • ‘Because of rapid growth in wine consumption, it is also critically important for vintners to be able to meet the market demand for varieties that are currently in vogue.’
    • ‘Major towns had specialized guilds for different trades and London had a great variety of both mercantile guilds, such as grocers, goldsmiths, and vintners, and manufacturers like tailors and saddlers.’
    • ‘Days before the deadline, vintner lobbyists nationwide moderated their hard-line attitude and signalled acknowledgement that the new law was about to be a fact of life.’
    • ‘The rapidly escalating problem of violence and unruly behaviour on the streets of the tourist town was highlighted when vintners and senior gardaí convened for a joint press conference on Monday afternoon.’
    • ‘A vintner found selling corrupt wine was forced to drink it, then banned from the trade.’
  • 2North American A producer of wine; a winegrower.

    • ‘The resulting accumulation of wine reserves has led to a steep drop in the barrel price of all but the most prestigious wines, which has many French vintners worried about their future.’
    • ‘The simple wine tavern, owned and operated by the vintner and his family, combines the best of a picnic with dining out.’
    • ‘And who says that a Chardonnay socialist knows how to spend the vintner's money better than a vintner, especially when the vintner is struggling to survive?’
    • ‘I'm no vintner and I'm hardly a wine connoisseur.’
    • ‘Different woods such as alder and apple distinctively tint the taste; a skilled smoker blends them like a vintner mixes grapes.’
    • ‘This combination of warm days and cool nights is great for wine flavor, vintners say.’
    • ‘They market their premium wine grapes to vintners in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys and on the Central Coast of California.’
    • ‘Just as New Zealand vintners discovered their soil's affinity for Sauvignon blanc, the Brits have found they have a flair for sparkling wine.’
    • ‘Of course, most of the Portuguese wine trade was dominated by British ships, merchants, and even vintners working in Iberia.’
    • ‘To a large extent, they were responsible for carrying the California vintners who were struggling to survive the ban on wine.’
    • ‘When fermentation has run its course, the vintner will stop the process and filter the wine to remove solids and yeast remnants.’
    • ‘Each year, the tradesman, the farmer, and the vintner made a little more profit.’
    • ‘The New World vintner's goal is to produce a uniform taste through the entire production run.’
    • ‘To make a red wine, a vintner will let the juice of the grapes mix with the skins.’
    • ‘My experience of wine had always been from drinking it out of sealed, labeled bottles, and as a city girl it's always been easy for me to forget that wine is an agricultural product, and that vintners are first and foremost farmers.’
    • ‘One conventional vintner I interviewed sprays his grapes at night because he doesn't want consumers to see him spraying: ‘It's bad for business,’ he said.’
    • ‘Wine is art, as vintners will quickly point out, and these days, wine art is everywhere.’
    • ‘The move into viticulture makes him part of a very small and elite circle of African-American vintners and vineyard owners.’
    • ‘The vintners, who hated to see valuable grapes go to waste, loved the idea, but would the culinary world?’
    • ‘There is talk about jazz and classical musicians serenading patrons on the patio Friday and Saturday nights and crafting another menu with area vintners providing the wine.’

Origin

Late Middle English: via Anglo-Latin from Old French vinetier, from medieval Latin vinetarius, from Latin vinetum ‘vineyard’, from vinum ‘wine’.

Pronunciation

vintner

/ˈvɪntnər//ˈvintnər/