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

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
to convert (grapes or other fruit) into wine by fermentation.
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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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Most wines are made from either Chardonnay for the whites and Pinot Noir for the reds and they vinify without different varieties to blend to 'correct' their wines if things don't turn out as expected.
We installed small fermenters to vinify all the separate vineyard sections.
Tempranillo--"Tempranillo is easy to grow and vinify in Oregon, particularly Southern Oregon.
By tradition, Santorini vintners harvest until the afternoon and vinify Nykteri during the night.
Because the wines vinify quickly, they have always been popular with the vintners of the area because they can be marketed very soon after harvest, and rarely see any aging beyond a few years except for the very best Crus.
Better fungicides and improved cultural practices have allowed Eastern growers to plant and vinify V.
More recently his tenures at various estates have enabled him to vinify his own parcels separately for some very low-yield, smallproduction wines running to just a few thousand litres.
By law, Barruol must vinify these lots within the boundaries of Cote Rotie, after which they move the paltry nine barrels to their facility in Gigondas to age, bottle, and finally ship to the world.
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.