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What Is Viticulture (Winegrowing)? Learn About the History of Viticulture

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 29, 2021 • 5 min read

Winemaking has been around for millennia, and contemporary vintners still use many of the same techniques and processes as their counterparts from the ancient world. Viticulturalists are the men and women who study grapes and grape production. The science of viticulture has grown with advances in science and agriculture but still requires an appreciation for the earliest winemaking techniques, some of which are over 7,000 years old.