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tr.v. vin·i·fied, vin·i·fy·ing, vin·i·fies
To convert (the juice of grapes, for example) into wine by the process of fermentation.

vin′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.


the fermentation of the juice of grapes into wine


(ˌvɪn ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

the process of converting grapes or other fruit into wine.
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Noun1.vinification - the process whereby fermentation changes grape juice into wine
fermenting, zymolysis, zymosis, fermentation, ferment - a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
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Flines Jourdan now vinifies 13 different grape varieties from a range of local appellations, but Picpoul sells especially well abroad.
Hanna Winery in Alexander Valley vinifies each vineyard block separately.
Here, Delicato crushes and vinifies more Monterey grapes than any other winery.