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Toast Sacramento terroir with chenin blanc

“Sunshine,” a resident dog at The Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg, walks through a vineyard in late autumn. Clarksburg has become a top wine region for chenin blanc.
“Sunshine,” a resident dog at The Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg, walks through a vineyard in late autumn. Clarksburg has become a top wine region for chenin blanc. lsterling@sacbee.com

Toast a Sacramento regional gem – chenin blanc.

Slow Food Sacramento and the Green Restaurants Alliance of Sacramento (GRAS) host their third annual salute to this Clarksburg-grown varietal from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Revolution Wines, 2931 S St., in midtown Sacramento. Suggested donation is $15.

According to wine experts, chenin blanc grows really well in just three places: Clarksburg, South Africa and France’s Loire Valley.

The local chapter of Slow Food and GRAS are working together to proclaim chenin blanc a Slow Food “Ark of Taste” heritage product, an international designation reserved for special food or drink produced in limited quantities and worth preserving for generations to come.

Chenin blanc grows well in only three regions: Clarksburg, South Africa and France’s Loire Valley.

There’s growing awareness of Sacramento’s unique terroir and Clarksburg’s perfect Delta soil for growing chenin blanc. Learn more at this special tasting.

Revolution Wines, which offers its own excellent chenin blanc, has been promoting this distinctive local grape. In addition to Revolution Wines, this event will feature tastings from several other local winemakers plus light snacks and appetizers.

To get additional details or buy tickets, click here.

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