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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.
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the fermentation of the juice of grapes into wine
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(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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Grapes for the trial wines were grown largely in Mendocino and Lake counties and were vinified at the University of California, Davis.
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