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(Plants) a European species of grape vine
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(vaɪˈnɪf ər ə, vɪ-)

of, pertaining to, or derived from a European grape, Vitis vinifera, widely cultivated for making wine and raisins.
[1895–1900; See vini-, -fer]
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Noun1.vinifera - common European grape cultivated in many varietiesvinifera - common European grape cultivated in many varieties; chief source of Old World wine and table grapes
vinifera grape - grape from a cultivated variety of the common grape vine of Europe
genus Vitis, Vitis - the type genus of the family Vitaceae; woody vines with simple leaves and small flowers; includes a wide variety of grapes
grape vine, grapevine, grape - any of numerous woody vines of genus Vitis bearing clusters of edible berries
Chardonnay, chardonnay grape - white wine grape
Pinot, Pinot grape - any of several purple or white wine grapes used especially for Burgundies and champagnes
Sauvignon grape - small blue-black grape of Medoc region of France highly prized in winemaking
Cabernet Sauvignon grape - superior red wine grapes grown especially in the Bordeaux region of France and northern California
Sauvignon blanc - white wine grape grown in California
Merlot - black wine grape originally from the region of Bordeaux
Muscadet - white grape grown especially in the valley the Loire in France
Riesling - white grape grown in Europe and California
Zinfandel - small black grape grown chiefly in California; transplanted from Europe
Chenin blanc - white grape grown especially in California and the lower Loire valley of France
malvasia - used to make malmsey wine
muscat, muskat - any of several cultivated grapevines that produce sweet white grapes
Verdicchio - a variety of white wine grape grown in Italy
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In retirement, Murchie became active in the wine industry, serving as president of the Vinifera Wine Growers Association, and he helped to create the Mount Vernon wine festival series which is now in its 23rd year.
Ornberg also produces some Ortega and Siegerrebe, which are Vitis vinifera varieties, and has experimental plantings of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.
Reflecting this change, modern domesticated grapes are known scientifically as vitis vinifera ssp.
This means that Georgian grape growers developed the genetic ancestors of all the noble winemaking vinifera (Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, etc.) now grown the world over.
In the world, there are about twenty (20) species among which the Raffia vinifera is found in the West, the Northwest, the South, the Center and the East Regions of Cameroon.
Sixteen esterase isozymes have been detected in Vitis vinifera cultivars (Italia, Rubi, Benitaka and Brasil), and the biochemical l characterization of grape esterases using ester substrates has revealed the existence of [alpha]-, [beta]- and [alpha]/[beta]-esterases (ORASMO et al., 2007).
Nicole Bernard, assistant restaurant manager Vinifera restaurant at the Westin Hotel in Reston, VA, can check off several reasons why it should be front and center.
Winetherapy's natural use of ingredients include Olea Europaea fruit oil (juice from the olive), Vitis vinifera leaf extract (red vine leaf extract), Hydrolyzed grape fruit, Helianthus annuus seed oil (sunflower oil), Miele (honey), Vitis Vinifera juice (red grape juice), Fucus vesiculosus extract (seaweed) and Equisetum arvense leaf extract (horsetail extract).