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The Dorwinion vinekeeper is a mannish trader of the Dorwinion faction. This NPC will both trade items and let you hire vinehands. They are different from normal Dorwidhrim in the fact that they have a coin in one hand and a grape in the other. They spawn in the vineyards of Dorwinion and can be found alongside vinehands.


The vinekeepers will wander around their vineyards and watch over the grapes. The vinekeeper will exchange your coins for larger or small variants.

They normally are a passive NPC but will attack if provoked; once provoked they will attack you with an iron hoe.


The vinekeeper will trade with anyone who has positive alignment with Dorwinion. They sell grapes and grapevine posts. They will buy items used for farming. Like other traders, vinekeepers will only buy a certain amount of items before they will stop accepting goods. After this happens there is a cooldown time before they will buy again.

Items Sold[]

Below is a table of values for each item that the player is available to purchase from this NPC. Use this table to find out if your farmer is giving you a good deal or not. All vinekeepers will sell these three items.

Items Sold Price Range Image
Red Grapes 2-4 ( 2  to  4 ) GrapeRed.png
Green Grapes 2-4 ( 2  to  4 ) GrapeGreen.png
Grapevine Post 3-5 ( 3  to  5 ) Grapevine Post.png

Items Bought[]

Below is a table of values for each item that the player can sell to this NPC. Use this table to earn more money by only selling when the prices are high. You will not be able to sell every item to every farmer as not each Vinekeeper will want to purchase every item listed below. Note that they only buy undamaged tools.

Items Bought Price Range Image
6 x Bone Meal 1-1 ( 1  to  1 ) BoneMeal.png
Bronze Hoe 5-8 ( 5  to  8 ) HoeBronze.png
Bucket 2-4 ( 2  to  4 ) Bucket.png
Iron Hoe 6-10 ( 6  to  10 ) HoeIron.png
Stone Hoe 1-1 ( 1  to  1 ) HoeStone.png
Water Bucket 3-5 ( 3  to  5 ) WaterBucket.png


To hire vinehands from the vinekeeper, the player must have at least +50 Dorwinion alignment. Vinehands cost 40-80 silver coins, but the cost decreases as the player gains alignment and halves should the player pledge to Dorwinion.

Upon hiring a vinehand from a vinekeeper, the player earns the achievement "Picking Grapes".



  • Good day, Person. Have you come to hire a vinehand?
  • Have you come to purchase some grapes, Person?
  • I would advise against trying to steal from this vineyard.
  • Greetings, Person.
  • I oversee the production of grapes here.
  • Would you like to work in the vineyard?
  • Have you come to trade, or to work, Person?
  • My vinehands are hard-working and very efficient.
  • Ah, the grapes of Dorwinion! I could spend a lifetime in this vineyard, Person.
  • These vineyards truly are beautiful.


  • You will not be getting any grapes from me!
  • Run along, Person!
  • The guards will be here soon, I hope. Guards! Where are you?
  • That was a big mistake, Person!
  • There will be no wine for you!
  • You are no friend of Dorwinion, Person!
  • Begone, scoundrel!
  • You are a common thief! Begone, villain!
Dorwinion Shield.png  The Men and Elves of Dorwinion  Dorwinion Banner.PNG

NPCs: Elves (Warrior, Archer) Men (Crossbower, Guard, Vinehand)
Traders: Captain (Elven) • MerchantVinekeeper
Items: Armour (Elven) • EquipmentForge
Blocks: BrickCrafting TableGrapevine Post
Structures: BathhouseBreweryCampGardenHouse (Elven)

Coin 1.pngTrading in the Lord of the Rings Mod Coin 1.png