vineyard

If you dream of one day growing grapes and making wine in the South of France, you hope to work at a vineyard, another name for a farm where wine grapes are grown.

The French tradition of wine making is what led English speakers to adopt a French term for "grape plantation," although in South Africa it is called a "wine farm." Around 1300, the Old English term wingeard was replaced with the word vineyard. The trickiest thing about the word is its pronunciation — the first syllable doesn't actually sound like "vine," but instead is pronounced "vin."

Definitions of vineyard
  1. noun
    a farm of grapevines where wine grapes are produced
    synonyms: vinery
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    type of:
    farm
    workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit
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