a person who makes wine or sells wines.

Origin of vintner

1400–50; late Middle English vint(e)ner, derivative of vin(e)ter < Anglo-French; Old French vinetier < Medieval Latin vīnētārius, equivalent to Latin vīnēt(um) vineyard (vīn(um) wine + -ētum suffix denoting place where a given plant grows) + -ārius -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a wine merchant

Word Origin for vintner

C15: from Old French vinetier, from Medieval Latin vīnētārius, from Latin vīnētum vineyard, from vīnum wine
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Word Origin and History for vintner

"wine merchant," early 15c., alteration of vinter (c.1300), from Anglo-French vineter, Old French vinetier, from Medieval Latin vinetarius "a wine dealer," from Latin vinetum "vineyard," from vinum "wine" (see vine).

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