Corazon del sol crafts captivating Malbec and Grenache-based wines that capture the best of Argentina’s unique, high altitude terroir. Cultivated in the Uco Valley, which is situated in Mendoza on the eastern side of the Andes Mountains, our vines enjoy over 300 days of sunshine a year.
Early Spring 2008
Dr. Revana visits Mendoza for the first time and meets the Argentinean winemaking Icon Santiago Achaval (Achaval-Ferrer) a pioneer of single-vineyard, old-vine Malbec.
Late Spring 2008
The legendary ‘Block 13’ original vines of Malbec and Cabernet Franc are planted in a remote part of Uco Valley along the ancient riverbeds of the ‘Arroyo Grande’ that would become the epicenter of the Los Chacayes IG.
Dr. Revana and Santiago plant the first single acre of Grenache in all of Los Chacayes and the first acre of Mourvèdre in all of Uco Valley (68,000 acres of vineyards), along with one acre of Syrah from cuttings brought from hill of Hermitage (Northern Rhone).
Dr. Revana plants his second vineyard ‘block 22’, a single acre each of Malbec, Syrah and the Estate’s only acre of Cabernet Sauvignon and only 800 meters from the original vines of ‘block 22’, but in a markedly different soil with more prominent rock.
Dr. Revana’s first winery, Revana Family Vineyards in St. Helena (Napa Valley) has their 2007 Revana ‘St. Helena Estate’ Cabernet Sauvignon awarded #4 wine in the world by Wine Spectator’s Top 100.
The first vintage of Corazon del Sol is harvested. Three wines are produced, ‘Uco Valley’ Malbec, ‘Soleado’ (Bordeaux blend) and the infamous ‘Luminoso’, becoming the first ever Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre ever produced in Argentina.
The Second harvest of Corazon del Sol brings the introduction of the ‘Gran Reserva’ Malbec (a selection of the top 6 barrels aged for 24 months).
Dr. Revana begins construction on Bodega Corazon Del Sol, becoming one of the founding wineries in the Los Chacayes sub zone of Uco Valley. He also plants a 6.1 acre vineyard ‘Block 6’ around the new winery.
The third vintage at Corazon del Sol also brings the introduction of ‘Block 13’ Cabernet Franc.
Dr. Revana’s second winery, Alexana winery in Oregon’s Dundee Hills has their 2010 Alexana ‘Revana Vineyard’ PInot Noir recognized as the #17 in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wines of the world.
The fourth vintage is the inaugural vintage produced in our Estate winery. The introduction of Corazon del Sol’s Black Label ‘Cab/Cab’ a co-fermentation from single acre vineyard blocks. Director of Sales - Carolina Fuller is Hired.
Corazon del Sol opens the doors to host their first tastings as Dr. Revana recruits Carolina Fuller and Jeff Lewis to develop one of Mendoza’s top boutique winery experiences.
A challenging El Niño vintage produces some of the most elegant, low alcohol wines in the history of Uco Valley. Creating the conditions for the ‘Luminoso’ to become predominantly Grenache based (leading to the grafting of 2 acres of Merlot over to Grenache). Assistant Winemaker Luciano Bastias
Winemaker Cristian Moor joins the team during a benchmark vintage that led to a range of new wines produced from selections of extraordinary barrels. Including the ‘Block 13’ Grenache, Single Parcel Malbec series (Block 13, 22 and 6) along with the ultra exclusive ‘Inedito’ Malbec.
Intro to whites
2016 Gran Reserva Malbec scored 94 points and is listed as #74 on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 List of 2019.
2017 Gran Reserva Malbec is scored 95 points and is listed as #61 on Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 List of 2021.