Sometimes shortened to Seyval, this grape is a popular, reliably productive French-American hybrid that ripens early in the fall harvest season. It makes a crisp, distinct dinner wine, or conversely, sweet dessert wine. Known for its smell of green apples, Seyval is a component of some white wine blends. Seyval Blancs pair well with chicken, game birds, swordfish and a variety of other foods. MountainRose Vineyards’ Blair White is a good example of Seyval. We began picking the Seyval grapes this weekend.