Join Scott Flory as we taste the wines of Dr. Madaiah Revana, including Revana, Alexana & Corazon del Sol on Tuesday April 9th.
Born and raised in a small village outside of Bangalore, India, cardiologist Madaiah Revana, M.D., cultivated an early appreciation for horticulture. He spent his childhood helping his family grow rice, vegetables and coconuts on their farm. As a young man, after his friends introduced him to fine wines, he quickly became enthralled by the nectar of the gods.
Revana began collecting world-class Bordeaux wines—including vintages from Château Mouton Rothschild and Château Lafite Rothschild. But his passion for collecting wine soon evolved into a love for making wine. In 1996, the cardiologist visited a friend in Tuscany, Italy, where the sweeping landscapes and bucolic views instantly captivated him.
“I went there and absolutely fell in love with the vineyards,” Revana said. “I thought, ‘It’s so beautiful! Maybe I should have a little vineyard. It would be fun for when I retire from cardiology.’”
As luck would have it, Revana turned his daydream into a reality sooner than expected. While attending a Mayo Clinic conference in Napa Valley in 1997, he found a 9-acre plot of vineyard land just off the main highway in St. Helena. Nothing had been planted, but Revana saw the potential. Wasting no time, he sent a soil sample to the University of California, Davis for composition analysis and discovered that the land was one of the last remaining pieces of property in Napa Valley that could grow premium Bordeaux varieties. This was the beginning of Revana Family Vineyard in Napa Valley.
In 2005, Revana decided to expand his wine enterprise and began to search for the perfect terroir to create Pinot Noirs comparable to those from Burgundy, France. He purchased an 80-acre property in the Dundee Hills of Willamette Valley, Oregon, and named it Alexana Winery after his daughter, Alexandra. Currently, 56 acres of the property are planted to grow 10 different clones of Pinot Noir, as well as Riesling, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay.
In 2008, Revana added his third vineyard in Argentina’s Uco Valley, located at the base of the Andes Mountains. He named the 17-acre vineyard Corazon Del Sol, or “heart of the sun,” as a nod to his son, Arun, whose name translates to “sun” in Sanskrit. There, he produces three types of Bourdeaux (Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc) and southern varietals (Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre).
The wines we’ll be tasting are:
Alexana Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2015
Alexana Terroir Series Chardonnay Willamette Valley 2014
Alexana Terroir Series Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2016
Corazon del Sol Malbec Mendoza 2016
Revana Terroir Series Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013
Your wine tasting will be a seated tasting hosted on our temperature controlled patio. You may optionally order dinner or small plates to enjoy with your wine experience!
You must purchase this event above on this web page. You cannot use OpenTable.