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Vigneron

French term for winemaker (also Viticulteur); see there.

The German term Winzer is derived from the Latin "Vinitor" (from Vinum = wine) and means "Weinleser" (grape picker). This suggests that in the past it was only used to describe the activity of growing grapes. Today, in German-speaking countries, this is not a clear occupational title, but rather a general, colloquial collective term for the group of winegrowers, regardless of the scope of the activity, from pure grape suppliers to wine producers (cellar masters). As a rule, however, only one wine-producing enterprise is designated as a winery.

Winzer - Kupferstich von Carl Ludwig Amling 1702

Further professional titles are Hauer, Weinhauer and Weinbauer(Germany, Austria,...

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