- Winemaking a group of vineyards producing wine of comparable quality and character
- loosely a specified quality of wine: grand cru
Origin of cruFr, literally , growth, production from crû from Old French creue: see crew
- A vineyard or wine-producing region in France.
- A grade or class of wine: premier cru.
Origin of cruFrench from past participle of croître to grow from Old French creistre ; see crescent .