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Petite Arvine

Synonym (also Arvine Petite) for the grape variety Arvine; see there

The white grape variety originates from the border region Italy/Switzerland. Synonyms are Arvena, Arvin, Arvina, Arvinaz, Arvine Bonne, Arvine Mauvaise, Arvine Petite and Petite Arvine. The name probably refers to the fact that the vine is said to have once arrived in Switzerland via the Savoy Arve Valley. The variety was first mentioned in 1602 in Sion, in the Swiss canton of Valais. From the end of the 19th century it was called Arvine Petite to distinguish it from its close relative Arvine...

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