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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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More often, the winemaker is left in the position of vinifying grapes that have ripened under poorly ventilated conditions, resulting in Botrytis infections that produce gray mold.
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Ridge was one of the first wineries to take Zinfandel seriously, keeping yields low and vinifying in the Bordeaux manner, with extended barrel-ageing.
Today, some experts say that no less than 30,000 Latinos work and live in the region, most of them involved somehow in the process of growing grapes, but also in other, more sophisticated processes such as fermentation, crushing, vinifying and cellaring.
THE skill of vinifying green, acidic juice into a complex sparkling wine has now been mastered outside Champagne and Welsh versions are now recognised as well worthy of celebration.