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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  • Saturday (22 May) was a great success despite the rain.  The huge fest ... ... Sauvignon, Chambourcin, Seyval Blanc, Syrah, and Meritage, which is a Virginian version of Bordeaux usually containing anywhere from three to all five of the noble varietals of Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.  If you are a lover of any of the... Read More

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  • Bully Hill Vineyards Seyval Blanc Finger Lakes 2008


    NV11.0% ABVSeyval Blanc750mL$7.99 Read More

    Wine review by MatthewPhilips

  • Anyone know any wineries in Connecticut that are 'can't miss' stops?There's a list here, but I was wondering if there was anything unique and worth having a look at- particularly around Mystic & Foxwoods and/or near Lake Compounce.  (Boulderdash!) Tanks  Read More

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  • Buckingham Valley Vineyards Seyval Blanc NV


    No written review

    Wine review by tenzinaire

  • Mcgregor Seyval Blanc Emery Vineyards 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by MatthewPhilips

  • Hunt Country Hunter's Red


    NV12.0% ABVDeChaunac/Seyval Blanc/Noiret/Rougeon750mL$8.99Dense ruby/blood color. Un-oaked pepper and tobacco aromas. Nice medium body with a slight tartness at the finish. Notes of stone fruit. Unusual blend. Read More

    Wine review by MatthewPhilips

  • Wollersheim Winery Seyval Blanc Lake Wisconsin Prairie Fume 2008


    Crisp lemony nose - tart and crisp throughout. Nicely mineral, with delicate honeysuckle flavors. Clean finish.My first Wisconsin wine, and a solid showing. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • The Thomas Family Winery Seyval Blanc 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by suzyleeogata

  • Camel Valley Brut Cornwall 2006


    This is the kind of bottle which makes England noticed as a real competitor in the sparkling wine game. Although pale straw in appearance, its very light, sweet, but very fresh. Has a brief sharpness of citrus before a big peachy and sweet green apple biscuit finish. Excellent stuff. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley

  • Gouveia Vineyards Stone House White NV


    A Semi-sweet wine that combines classic Chardonnay and crisp Seyval Blanc and Vignoles. Flavors of bisquity breads, light melon fruit that blend superbly from careful aging in mostly steel tanks. Was very interseting on the nose and pleasant to taste. I liked it! Read More

    Wine review by Natalie Kronick

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