Seyval Blanc

(a.k.a Seyval)

Well suited to cool climates, this popular French-American hybrid is the second most planted vine in England, behind Müller-Thurgau. The variety is also popular in Canada and the eastern U.S., particularly New York State. Reliably productive and an early ripening (usually mid to late September) Seyval Blanc is made into crisp white wines, with no foxy flavor, or sometimes into off-dry versions where the tart nature of the variety is balanced with residual sugar. Some producers have employed such enhancing techniques as barrel fermentation and/or aging, and malolactic fermentation to improve the quality of its sometimes neutral character and lack of intensity. The fruit is highly susceptible to botrytis bunch rot.

Sadly, Seyval Blanc (like all other hybrid varieties) was outlawed for “quality wine” designation by vinifera-obsessed European Union authorities, ostensibly, for quality reasons. This is a controversial issue for the English wine industry, where the variety has proved to Read more »

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  • Missouri

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  • Canada

      Canada’s wine-making history is relatively short. Beginning in the early 1800s, some of th...

  • New York

    Though the first successful North American wine production is often credited to California, New...

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  • Finger Lakes

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  • Virginia

      It’s a little known fact that wines have been produced in the state of Virginia for centur...

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  • Banner Elk Seyval Blanc NV


    Very pleasant North Carolina Seyval Blanc. Reminds me of a mini Reisling, some floral notes, a touch of sweetness, slight apricot, not much acidity but a decently balanced white wine. This paired very well with crab cakes and snow peas. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Lovingston Seyval Blanc 2012


    Heady tropical aromas of pineapple, mango and banana warm into juicy floral bliss. Crisp, minerally and just a touch acidic. Tropical notes aren't my favorite so I'm unlikely to purchase a bottle of this, but it's a good example of a varietal somewhat particular to the Eastern US. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • Breaux Vineyards Jolie Blond 2012


    My first taste of Seyval Blanc left me unimpressed thanks to a creamy mouthfeel. I prefer crisper, more acidic wines. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • Merritt Estate Winery Lake Erie Chautauqua White NV


    A light, semi-dry Chablis blend. $8.00 Read More

    Wine review by BRUNOHOEPERS

  • Frontenac Point Vineyard White Blend Finger Lakes Frontenac White NV


    The Frontenac White (Seyval Blanc) is a very nicely balanced white wine that is not overly dry. This wine is a medium bodied, white wine that is crisp, and refreshing with what I found to be a semi-dry to a dry wine with a slight citrus taste. I could taste a green apple flavor and possibly some sort of melon. The finish of the Frontenac Whi... Read More

    Wine review by StacyL1976

  • Estate Wine of Jersey Clos Vintage 2010


    When I was recently on the island of Jersey I visited the La Mare Wine Estate [],did the tour, tasted some of their wines,and then decided to have this one with my lunch in their fine restaurant.After all,if it was good enough to be served to Her Majesty the Queen on her official visit to the island,it was certainly good... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Whitecliff Vineyard White Blend Hudson River Awosting White 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by jeffmacintyre

  • Coastal Vineyards Seyval Blanc 2010


    Not too dry. Not too sweet. Juuust right. Read More

    Wine review by fifilafou

  • Coastal Vineyards Seyval Blanc 2010


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    Wine review by fifilafou

  • Hudson-Chatham Seyval Blanc Hudson River 2010


    A little toasty on the nose with some licorice and hawthorn aromas over modest melon and pear fruit. This is very bright with huge acids up front lending this a really juicy feel. Light-bodied and fresh, this delivers clear, clean flavors of watermelon rind, lime and slightly pineapple-like fruit flavors. The finish is refreshing in a very limea... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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