Definition of viticulture in English:

viticulture

noun

  • 1The cultivation of grapevines.

    • ‘The agricultural industry based on orcharding has responded to urban growth and tourism through niche marketing including viticulture.’
    • ‘The Romans brought viticulture there more than 2,000 years ago.’
    • ‘The forum featured about 30 German companies operating mainly in the production of equipment for viticulture and wine making, in electronics, metallurgy and tourism.’
    • ‘The idea of biodynamic viticulture is not a new one, but there is a whole new generation of winemakers embracing the philosophy.’
    • ‘Pretty much every aspect of Greek viticulture - from planting, to harvesting the grapes and pressing them, to storage and aging - was accompanied by splendid rituals.’
    • ‘He discusses, in some detail, his philosophy of viticulture, his history as a farmer in France, and his vineyard practices.’
    • ‘Producing wine actually involves two separate steps: the growing of the grapes, called viticulture and the making of the wine, called vinification.’
    • ‘The wide distribution of viticulture, the extensive trade in wines, their distinctive flavours, and the influence of French kitchen practice have all contributed to this.’
    • ‘The mosaics depict key moments in Greek mythological history - in the House of Dionysus, for example, the god of wine is shown giving the secret of viticulture to Ikarios, the King of Athens.’
    • ‘It first gained prominence here after the Gold Rush, as legions of men who didn't get rich turned to agriculture and viticulture.’
    • ‘Advances in viticulture and winemaking are such that acidification is much lower and its harmonisation is now almost undetectable.’
    • ‘Agriculture includes livestock-rearing, viticulture, and crops such as cereals, sugar beet, and potatoes.’
    • ‘This latter variable, in various forms, is used extensively in agriculture, and in the wine industry for identifying suitable locations for viticulture.’
    • ‘Of more general interest, perhaps, is his account of the nascent viticulture of the poorer peasants on the cleared hillsides.’
    • ‘At this time, problems in viticulture in Europe had damaged wine production, and the chief spirit of the time, brandy was in short supply.’
    • ‘The Italian businessmen were interested also in co-operation in agriculture, especially viticulture, wine making, timber processing and the production of household utensils.’
    • ‘The concepts of winemaking, viticulture, varietals and everything surrounding wine production in the Chianti Classico zone have been reborn.’
    • ‘The Cistercians settled on marginal land and revolutionised the forestry, cereal, viticulture and wool industries of medieval Europe.’
    • ‘Those on the flatter inner edge are frequently planted in land more suited to agriculture than to viticulture.’
    • ‘There are a huge number of people who have become simple opportunist investors in viticulture, most usually unfortunately, in the wrong places environmentally and especially with regard to water and salination.’
    1. 1.1 The study of grape cultivation.
      • ‘Early on, Shari went back to school to study viticulture and enology at the University of California, Davis.’
      • ‘Only when he was 36 did he decide to study viticulture and oenology in more detail, in Paris.’
      • ‘The University of California, Davis, in the midst of California's wine region, is a worldwide center for viticulture and food-science research.’
      • ‘‘The flower and composition of wine grapes is such a subtle thing,’ said Carole Meredith, a professor of viticulture and enology at the University of California at Davis.’
      • ‘Maybe you just have to get a book on viticulture to keep your grapes from going bad.’
      • ‘During a class on viticulture, participants will be able to study in a vineyard.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Latin vitis ‘vine’ + culture, on the pattern of words such as agriculture.

Pronunciation

viticulture

/ˈvidəˌkəlCHər//ˈvɪdəˌkəltʃər/