We’re Not Speaking the Same Language

A week or so ago, I mentioned the word vintner, to one of my competitors (yeah, we do run into each other at large scale tastings).  She stared at me.  In her opinion, the term was either winemaker, or owner.

It got me thinking, am I wrong wondering what is a vintner?

Really, there is a single difference between a vintner and a winemaker.  One has to actually sell what they make, the other is able to have someone else do that for him (yeah, it’s always a him).

So a vintner might have a more complete look at the winery operation than would say, a winemaker.  It’s hard to admit, but vintner might actually be the best job in wine country.

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