- the culture or cultivation of grapevines; grape-growing.
- the study or science of grapes and their culture.
Origin of viticulture
1870–75; < Latin vīti(s) vine + culture
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Examples from the Web for viticulture
Overall, 2000 years of history have created a viticulture model that is unique and perceived as such, worldwide.The Next UNESCO World Heritage Site: Burgundy’s Pinot Noir Country?
May 31, 2014
Romans first cultivated vines there in the 2nd century B.C., and viticulture flourished.
Shortly after the wine trade regained momentum, Germany braced for war, and viticulture and wine trade came to a halt.
The more one knows about viticulture, the more untenable this viewpoint becomes.A Wine Revolution
May 23, 2011
Today the winemaker Daniel Ravier is responsible for viticulture and vinification at Domaine Tempier.Alice Waters’ Favorite Vineyard
August 14, 2010
Again it is climate that sets the seal of approval on the region for viticulture.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
Viticulture is one of the more recent industries of Uruguay.Uruguay
W. H. Koebel
Viticulture is of importance, particularly in the Lewiston valley.
It has been widely disseminated and its place in viticulture should soon be known.
Between 1880 and 1890, viticulture scarcely held its own in this division.
- the science, art, or process of cultivating grapevines
- the study of grapes and the growing of grapes
C19: viti-, from Latin vītis vine
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Word Origin and History for viticulture
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