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Seyve

Famous French family of vine growers; see under Seyve-Villard

Important French wine-growing farm in Saint-Vallier on the Drôme in the Rhône Valley, founded by the breeder Bertille Seyve (1864-1939) and his father-in-law and partner Victor Villard. His sons, Bertille Seyve Jr (1895-1959) and Joannes Seyve (1900-1966), later also worked at the farm. Here, from the end of the 19th century, over a hundred new French varieties were developed by crossing American vines or hybrids with European vines. Most of them were hybrids of the so-called...

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