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Grape Variety: Sémillon

Variety Name Sémillon
TTB Approved Name(s) Sémillon
Common Synonyms Sémillon
All Synonyms Barnawartha Pinot, Blanc doux, Blanc Semillon, Boal, Chevrier, Colombar, Colombarride, Colombier, Goulon blanc, Goulou blanc, Green Grape, Greengrape, Groendruif, Gros Semillon, Hunter River Riesling, Madeira, Malaga, Mances blanc, Mansois blanc, Monsois blanc, Petit Semillon, Saint-Emilion, Sauternes, Semijon, Semilao, Semilhao, Semillion, Sémillon, Sémillon Crucillant, Sémillon Feher, Sémillon Muscat, Sémillon roux, Sercial, Sotern, St. Emilion, Wynedruif
Countries of Origin France
Species Vitis vinifera
References
Berry Color White
Uses Wine, table

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Sémillon Selections

Information about:          Selection Numbers     |     Registration Status
  Sémillon 02
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
  Available from FPS
Source California vineyard (Wente)
Treatments Heat treatment 151 days
  Sémillon 03
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
  Available from FPS
Source California vineyard (Weil)
Treatments None
  Sémillon 04
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
  Available from FPS
Source California vineyard (Fairbanks)
Treatments Heat treatment 81 days
  Sémillon 05
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
  Available from FPS
Source California vineyard (Cella)
Treatments Heat treatment 64 days
  Sémillon 06 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
  Available from FPS
Source California vineyard (D' Agostini)
Treatments None
  Sémillon 07 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
  Available from FPS
Source California vineyard (D' Agostini)
Treatments None
  Sémillon 10.1 Top
Source New South Wales
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection was imported to Foundation Plant Services in August of 1982 from New South Wales, Australia. The material is clone DA 16162 from the Viticultural Research Station in Griffith, New South Wales, via the Cruickshank Callatoota Estate. Testing at FPS revealed that the original material suffered from Rupestris stem pitting virus, which was not allowed in the FPS foundation vineyard under the California regulations that existed in the 1980's. The original material was thereafter maintained in the Tyree Vineyard on the UC Davis campus, which was used as a holding area for the FPS selections that tested positive for the RSP virus at the time. The original material underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS in 2001 and qualified for the Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard in 2017.

  Sémillon 12 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
  Available from FPS
Source Reported to be clone 315 from France
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services in 1989 from the Chambre d'Agriculture de la Gironde in Bordeaux, France. The plant material is reported to be French clone 315. This importation preceded the official French trademark program managed by ENTAV-INRA, which is the only entity that can guarantee the authenticity of French clonal material. This material is reported to be French clone 315 but its authenticity cannot be guaranteed. The original plant material underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS and was planted in the Classic Foundation Vineyard in 2000.

  Sémillon 12.1 Top
Source Reported to be clone 315 from France
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection came to Foundation Plant Services in 1989 from the Chambre d'Agriculture de la Gironde in Bordeaux, France. The plant material is reported to be French clone 315. This importation preceded the official French trademark program managed by ENTAV-INRA, which is the only entity that can guarantee the authenticity of French clonal material. This material is reported to be French clone 315, but its authenticity cannot be guaranteed. The original plant material underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS and was planted in the Classic Foundation Vineyard in 2000. Sémillon 12 successfully completed testing to qualify it for the Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard, where it was planted in 2011 as Sémillon 12.1.

  Sémillon 13 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
  Available from FPS
Source Concha, Chile, in 1974, and then UC Oakville Experiment Station, California
Treatments None
Comments This selection came to California in 1974 from Concha, Chile (USDA Plant Identification #391445). It was maintained for a while at the University of California Oakville Experiment Station, after which it came to Foundation Plant Services in 2001. The original material successfully completed testing for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program and was planted in the FPS Classic Foundation Vineyard in 2003. At the same time, FPS created a backup vine for Sémillon 13 using microshoot tip tissue culture therapy. The backup vine was planted in the Classic Vineyard in 2005 without a formal selection number. The treated material successfully completed testing to qualify for the Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard, where it will be planted in 2013 as Sémillon FPS 13.1.

  Sémillon 13.1 Top
Source Chile
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection came to California in 1974 from Concha, Chile (USDA Plant Identification #391445). It was maintained for a while at the University of California Oakville Experiment Station, after which it came to Foundation Plant Services in 2001. The original material successfully completed testing for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program and was planted in the FPS Classic Foundation Vineyard in 2003. At the same time, FPS created a backup vine for Sémillon 13 using microshoot tip tissue culture therapy. The backup vine was planted in the Classic Vineyard in 2005 without a formal selection number. The treated material successfully completed testing to qualify for the Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard, where it will be planted in 2013 as Sémillon FPS 13.1.

  Sémillon 14 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
  Available from FPS
Source New South Wales, Australia
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection was imported to Foundation Plant Services in 1982 from New South Wales, Australia. The original material was released from quarantine in 1993 and named Sémillon FPS 10. Sémillon 10 underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS because it suffered from Rupestris stem pitting virus. The treated material successfully completed testing for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program and was planted in the FPS Classic Foundation Vineyard in 2006 as Sémillon 14.

  Sémillon 14.1 Top
Source New South Wales, Australia
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection was imported to Foundation Plant Services in 1982 from New South Wales, Australia. The original material was released from quarantine in 1993 and named Sémillon FPS 10. Sémillon 10 underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS because it suffered from Rupestris stem pitting virus. The treated material successfully completed testing for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program and was planted in the FPS Classic Foundation Vineyard in 2006 as Sémillon 14. Sémillon 14 successfully completed testing to qualify for the Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard, where it was planted in 2011 as Sémillon 14.1.

  Sémillon 15 Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
  Available from FPS
Source New South Wales, Australia, in 1982
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection was imported to Foundation Plant Services in 1982 from New South Wales, Australia. The original material was released from quarantine in 1993 but tested positive for the Rupestris stem pitting virus. As a result, the selection was distributed as non-registered Sémillon FPS 10. Sémillon 10 underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS in 2001 to eliminate the RSP virus. After successful completion of testing for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program, the treated material was planted in the FPS Classic Foundation Vineyard in 2007 as Sémillon 15.

  Sémillon 15.1 Top
Source New South Wales, Australia
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection was imported to Foundation Plant Services in 1982 from New South Wales, Australia. The original material was released from quarantine in 1993 but tested positive for the Rupestris stem pitting virus. As a result, the selection was distributed as non-registered Sémillon FPS 10. Sémillon 10 underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS in 2001 to eliminate the RSP virus. After successful completion of testing for the California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program, the treated material was planted in the FPS Classic Foundation Vineyard in 2007 as Sémillon 15. Sémillon 15 successfully completed testing to qualify for the Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard, where it was planted in 2011 as Sémillon 15.1.

  Sémillon 16.1 Top
Source Hyde Vineyards in the Carneros region of Napa County
Treatments Microshoot tip tissue culture therapy
Comments This selection was donated to the public grapevine collection at Foundation Plant Services in 2014 by Larry Hyde, a well-respected grape grower and winemaker in the Carneros region of Napa County. Hyde calls this the "Congress Springs Semillon". He indicates that it is a unique clone because it produces small clusters. The selection was collected from a single vine source in the Hyde Vineyards. The original plant material underwent microshoot tip tissue culture therapy at FPS in 2015 and qualified for the Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard in 2018.

  Sémillon 17 Top
  More information regarding selection available soon.
  Sémillon 17.1 Top
Registration Status Provisional Provisional Status is an important term used in the regulations of the California Department of Food & Agriculture's Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Grapevine selections with Provisional Status have successfully completed all required disease testing, but have not been confirmed as true to variety. Propagation material from Provisional selections qualifies for release subject to the understanding on the part of the customer that the identity has yet to be confirmed.
  Available from FPS
  Sémillon 173 (proprietary) Top
Registration Status Registered Registered is the ultimate status in the California Department of Food & Agricultures Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Registered selections have successfully completed all disease testing required by the regulations. Registered selections have also been confirmed as true to variety by experts using visual observations, DNA-based testing or both.
  Available from FPS
Source Semillon ENTAV-INRA ® 173 authorized clone from ENTAV in France
Treatments None
Proprietary Proprietary- cannot be distributed without written permission from owner: ENTAV-IFV
Patented / Proprietary Proprietary
Comments Distributed by ENTAV-INRA licensees

  Sémillon 173.1 (proprietary) Top
Registration Status Provisional Provisional Status is an important term used in the regulations of the California Department of Food & Agriculture's Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Grapevine selections with Provisional Status have successfully completed all required disease testing, but have not been confirmed as true to variety. Propagation material from Provisional selections qualifies for release subject to the understanding on the part of the customer that the identity has yet to be confirmed.
  Available from FPS
Proprietary Proprietary- cannot be distributed without written permission from owner: ENTAV-IFV
Patented / Proprietary Proprietary