Chenin Blanc Grapes Are Making A Comeback In The Sacramento Region Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | Sacramento, CA Listen / Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. The chenin blanc grape is regaining popularity in California.Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio Vintners in the Sacramento region and beyond are writing a new chapter for a white wine made from grapes grown in Clarksburg. It's a makeover for Chenin Blanc. In the '70s and '80s, the varietal gained a reputation as "sweet boxed wine?" CapRadio’s Food and Sustainability Reporter Julia Mitric spent some time on the Delta to find out more.