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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.


vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
to ferment (grape juice) into wine


(ˈvɪn əˌfaɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
to convert (grapes or other fruit) into wine by fermentation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.vinify - convert a juice into wine by fermentation; "vinify grape juice"
wine making, winemaking - the craft and science of growing grapes and making wine
ferment, work - cause to undergo fermentation; "We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content"; "The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats"
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Some winemakers--most notably vignerons from the Alsace region of France, vinify late-harvest wines toward dryness.
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By tradition, Santorini vintners harvest until the afternoon and vinify Nykteri during the night.
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Some growers go the full Burgundian hog and vinify and age them in small oak barrels to make them as rich and creamy as possible, but half-way decent white Rully and Givry should never lose their essential racy lightness and elegance.
In 1997, Jadot established a new winery and, astonishingly, are able to handle and vinify grapes separately from about 130 different AOCs.
There are a variety of ways to vinify sparkling wine, but all are based on taking an already fermented wine through a second fermentation process in a sealed container.
Jeffrey makes his wine at the custom-crush facility Vinify in the Coffey Park neighborhood of Santa Rosa.
No wine spends longer than seven months in barrel and, while we vinify all our vintage wines in barrels, lighter wines destined for the Special Cuve might be impoverished by wood.