Definition of vintner in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvintnər/


1A wine merchant.
Example sentences
  • Never mind that the vast majority of vintners and tasters and sommeliers are men.
  • A vintner found selling corrupt wine was forced to drink it, then banned from the trade.
  • Tickets are $75 and include wine from 35 vintners and food from a variety of restaurants.
2A wine maker.
Example sentences
  • I'm no vintner and I'm hardly a wine connoisseur.
  • The New World vintner's goal is to produce a uniform taste through the entire production run.
  • 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.


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

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Syllabification: vint·ner

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