Vint"age (?; 48), n. [Corrupted by influence
of vintner, vintry, from OE. vindage, vendage,
for vendange, OF. vendenge, F. vendange, from L.
vindemia; vinum wine, grapes + demere to take off;
de + emere, originally, to take. See Wine, Redeem,
and cf. Vindemial.] 1. The produce of the vine
for one season, in grapes or in wine; as, the vintage is abundant;
the vintage of 1840.
2. The act or time of gathering the crop of grapes,
or making the wine for a season.
Vintage spring, a wine fount. --
Vintage time, the time of gathering grapes and making