Corazón del Sol

Marcela Leal
Mendoza, Argentina

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at the Collectors Dinner
Thursday, May 9, 2024 at the Winemaker Dinner Series

Corazón del Sol is a pioneer of the Argentina’s Rhone movement and family grower-producer of single-parcel Malbec from the ancient riverbeds of Los Chacayes IG within the high-elevation Uco Valley of Mendoza, Argentina.

The Vineyards of Corazon Del Sol are located at the base of the Andes Mountains. This small region of Argentina is known for growing quality vines and producing the best wines in the country. Across our 17 acres they have planted a variety of Rhône and Bordeaux grapes including Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mourvèdre. Each of their three vineyards are planted on different soil types, which allows them to explore the different textures and complexities imparted by each one. These soils give low yields, but high flavor concentration. At 3,600 ft above sea level, the vines enjoy an almost extreme elevation that contributes a beautiful natural acidity to our complex, delicate wines. Rainfall between 250 and 300mm per year allows us to farm organically and results in optimal health in our vineyards.

Dr. Madaiah Revana, founder and sole proprietor, balances a successful practice as a cardiologist in Houston, Texas with his commitment to Revana Family Vineyard. His desire to take on an additional career making Cabernet Sauvignon is rooted in his Indian Heritage, passion for both wine, and the rich tradition and culture of winemaking. Dr. Revana joins a small circle of vintners with wineries in multiple, critically-acclaimed wine regions, including Bernard Arnault of LVMH, the Antinori family, and Joseph Drouhin.

First introduced to fine wine by friends, he quickly became fascinated with Bordeaux’s first growths. That fascination led to the Cabernet Sauvignon based wines of Napa Valley, Pinot Noir of the Willamette Valley, and the Malbec, Bordeaux Varietals, and Rhone Varietals of the Uco Valley.

Dr. Revana dedicated himself to learning all he could about his new interest. He traveled the wine regions of Europe and the United States, learning along the way, and he became determined to create a vineyard estate from which he could craft his own world-class wines. Revana Family Vineyard was born of that determination. Today, he is the only immigrant from India to own three wineries that have all been featured on Top 100 lists and are highly acclaimed.