"female wine harvester"

Vindemiatrix Origin and Meaning

The name Vindemiatrix is a girl's name meaning "female wine harvester".

Vindemiatrix is the third-brightest star in Virgo. Located 110 lightyears away, it marks the eastern lip of the large semi-circular pattern known as the "Bowl of Virgo", which is visible in spring. First morning visibility was a sign that it the time to pick the grapes.