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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ He created a thirty-acre lake and planted two vineyards.
▪ Apart from this, the entire vineyard belonging to this commune is situated on Belemnite chalk.
▪ At the same time he set his troops to ravage the surrounding fields and vineyards.
▪ Here you gaze across the terraced vineyards and orchards to the bare limestone summit of Mont Vertoux.
▪ Take a boat trip upstream along the Swan River through vineyards, stopping off to visit wineries.
▪ The vineyards of the Vallée de la Marne face both north and south, depending on which bank they are situated.
▪ The climate is particularly favourable and the area is known for its cider-making and vineyards.
▪ The surrounding terracing is all that remains of Prague's vineyards.
▪ We followed a dirt road through Chianti vineyards, waving to stubbly-faced farmers in corduroy trousers festooned with patches.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Vineyard \Vine"yard\, n. [For OE. winyard, AS. w[=i]ngeard; influenced by E. vine. See Wine, and Yard an inclosure.] An inclosure or yard for grapevines; a plantation of vines producing grapes.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, replacing Old English wingeard, from vine + yard (n.1). Compare German weingarten.


n. A grape plantation.


n. a farm of grapevines where wine grapes are produced [syn: vinery]

Vineyard, CA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in California
Population (2000): 10109
Housing Units (2000): 3349
Land area (2000): 8.133612 sq. miles (21.065957 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 8.133612 sq. miles (21.065957 sq. km)
FIPS code: 82852
Located within: California (CA), FIPS 06
Location: 38.464488 N, 121.346917 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Vineyard, CA
Vineyard, UT -- U.S. town in Utah
Population (2000): 150
Housing Units (2000): 46
Land area (2000): 3.920422 sq. miles (10.153847 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.499446 sq. miles (1.293559 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 4.419868 sq. miles (11.447406 sq. km)
FIPS code: 80420
Located within: Utah (UT), FIPS 49
Location: 40.303835 N, 111.757722 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 84058
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Vineyard, UT

A vineyard is a plantation of grape-bearing vines, grown mainly for winemaking, but also raisins, table grapes and non-alcoholic grape juice. The science, practice and study of vineyard production is known as viticulture.

A vineyard is often characterised by its terroir, a French term loosely translating as "a sense of place" that refers to the specific geographical and geological characteristics of grapevine plantations, which may be imparted in the wine.

Vineyard (disambiguation)

Vineyard may refer to:

Usage examples of "vineyard".

Nevertheless, Champagne, or, if you prefer to say so, the departments of the Aube, Marne, and Haut-Marne, richly endowed with vineyards, the fame of which is world-wide, are otherwise full of flourishing industries.

Ye biggit houses, and ye plantit vineyards, an threw away money as ye had been sawing sklatestanes.

You will waste the fields and the vineyards of the Caphars, you will burn their villages, you will strike down their men with arrows, and lead away their wenches captive.

From the bottle of Clos du Mesnil left behind at the Hyatt, to his involvement in the real-estate trust that owned Sparrow Ridge Vineyards, to the fact that two of the murders had been committed with nine-millimeter guns and according to the state, he owned one.

He had a fixed impression that all the tenants robbed him, so whenever he found a bunch of grapes in a cottage he proceeded to beat the occupants unless they could prove that the grapes did not come from his vineyards.

Occasionally, as we floated down, vineyards were visible with the vines trained on horizontal trellises, or bamboo rails, often forty feet long, nailed horizontally on cryptomeria to a height of twenty feet, on which small sheaves of barley were placed astride to dry till the frame was full More forest, more dreams, then the forest and the abundant vegetation altogether disappeared, the river opened out among low lands and banks of shingle and sand, and by three we were on the outskirts of Niigata, whose low houses,--with rows of stones upon their roofs, spread over a stretch of sand, beyond which is a sandy roll with some clumps of firs.

Kaymuin Rettra of Amblemorn arrived, with a detachment of Skandars and some human men of his city, and then Nemeron Dalk from Vilimong, with fifty more, and almost on their heels was Count Ofmar of Ghrav, followed by many of his people, and some Simbilfant folk, and the three sons of the vineyard overseer Rufiel Kisimir, leading a whole host of men of Muldemar, who surrounded Prestimion with loud cries of joy.

The Caermelor Road had threaded its way through farmlands, past garths and granges, crofts and byres, alongside hedged meadows where cattle pondered or shepherds with crosiers in hand followed their flocks, past pitch-roofed haystacks, ponds teeming with ducks, tilled patches of worts in leafy rows, and burgeoning fields of einkorn, emmer, and spelt where hoop-backed reapers toiled, by vineyards glutted with overflow of clammy juice and moss-trunked orchards already ravished, the last windfalls rotting on the ground, their sweet decay choired by sucking insects.

A meal for a dozen people at the table under the lantern-lit tree: venison and wild boar from the forest, trout from the river below, beef from the cattle herds pastured between Ardis and the farcaster pad, red and white wines from Ardis vineyards, fresh corn, squash, salad and peas from the garden, and caviar faxed in from somewhere or the other.

They were now passing vineyards in which, instead of the mock-human scarecrows common to most countries, long ribbons of bright-colored cloth were hung to flaff and snap in the wind.

West Tisbury has always been the agricultural capital, with a geographic range that includes working farms, acres of state forest, a wildlife sanctuary, and stunning homesites on rocky perches that look over Vineyard Sound to the Elizabeth Islands.

Cultured and well spoken, she was the senior wine educator at Lauret Vineyards.

Peare tree ther was, neere our vineyard, heavy loaden with fruite, which tempted not greatly either the sight or tast.

Although each river-cloven vale, with streams Arrowy glancing to the blue Aegean, Each hallowed mountain, the abode of gods, Pelion and Ossa fringed with haunted groves, The height, spring-crowned, of dedicate Olympus, And pleasant sun-fed vineyards, were to him Familiar as his own face in the stream, Nathless he paused and asked the maid what path Might lead him from the forest.

Armagnacs and Burgundians had drunk all the wine, laid waste all the vineyards, and nought was left in the cellar save a poor piquette of apples and of plums.