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 (vĭt′ĭ-kŭl′chər, vī′tĭ-)
The cultivation of grapes, especially for use in making wine.

[Latin vītis, vine; see wei- in Indo-European roots + culture.]

vit′i·cul′tur·al adj.
vit′i·cul′tur·ist n.
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The port was one of the earliest local supporters of Chelan County's wine industry, beginning with a 1999 feasibility study that demonstrated the profit potential of premium wineries, funds for technical assistance for the preparation of the application to the American Viticultural Association for the recently granted appellation for the Lake Chelan Valley, and most recently funding for the development, printing and distribution of a comprehensive wine guide and map.
From one of South Africa's oldest wineries, relying on its French viticultural heritage, comes this superb cabernet sauvignon-shiraz blend.
I hope you'll consider doing an article on the wines of western Colorado, where we have two regions that have been designated as American Viticultural Areas.
A similar sentiment arises when admiring photographs of the sunny climes and spectacular scenery that provide the backdrop for diverse studies of world viticultural regions presented in Fine Wine and Terroir: The Geoscience Perspective.
The site of a new appellation in Washington State, Wahluke Slope, becomes an official American Viticultural Area (AVA) on Jan.
The measure enacted by the state legislature prohibits wine "produced, bottled, labeled, offered for sale, or sold" in California from bearing "in a brand name or otherwise" the word "Napa" or the name of any federally recognized Napa County viticultural area, unless the wine qualifies for a Napa County appellation of origin.
You can taste the products in the barrel room where the wine is stored before despatch, a 40m long modern version of the traditional viticultural cave, in which oak barrels stretch into the distance.
North Africa is also being considered as a source of organic wines as many vineyards have never been introduced to modern high tech viticultural methods.
This effort provides further example of New York City's local wine district raising the bar for eco-friendly farming practices and pioneering the union of viticultural science, world-class winemaking, and social responsibility.
With 13 distinct American Viticultural Areas(AVAs), the climate ranges from coastal coolness-best suited for sparkling winegrapes such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir-to warmer inland climes where Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Zinfandel thrive.
5 million for a new irrigation scheme to increase horticultural, viticultural and farm productivity in south east Tasmania, creating up to 330 jobs.
AN IDEAL WINE: ONE GENERATION'S PURSUIT OF PERFECTION - AND PROFIT - IN CALIFORNIA provides a powerful survey of the winemaking world in California and is a 'must' for any California collection strong in viticultural history.