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Founder Story

Alexana's Founder & Sole Proprietor, Dr. Madaiah Revana, immigrated from India to the United States in the early 1970's as a young and ambitious Med School student. Since then, he has worked tirelessly to become a leader in the cardiology community for over 40 years, honing his skills and building a reputation as one of the top doctors in Houston. He balances a successful practice as a cardiologist in Houston, Texas with his commitment to the Revana Wine Portfolio. 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.

Vision

In 2005, while representing his Napa Winery, Revana, at a wine conference in Houston, Dr. Revana met Lynn Penner-Ash, who was attending on behalf of the Willamette Valley Winery that she owned at the time, Penner-Ash Wine Cellars. He shared his love of the great wines of Burgundy and became fast friends with her. In the spring of 2005, Dr. Revana enlisted Lynn’s expertise to begin a search for both the ideal piece of land and an experienced winemaker to produce Pinot Noirs that could rival those from Burgundy. His search ended with an 80-acre estate that was largely unplanted, and Lynn agreed to make his wines at her facility for the first seven years.

 

2005

Alexana is Established in the Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills AVA in Oregon

Dr. Revana purchases 80-acres of pristine vineyard land that was only planted to 13-acres of Pinot Noir and 3-acres of Pinot Gris. He hires Lynn Penner-Ash as winemaker and makes plans to further develop his Dundee Hills Estate Vineyard under the guidance of Results Partners.

2006

First Vintage of Revana Estate Pinot Noir & Further Vineyard Development

Winemaker, Lynn Penner-Ash made 935 cases of our first vintage with 613 cases being our Dundee Hills Estate Pinot Noir, 151 cases of Pinot Gris, and 221 cases of Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir. Under Lynn’s guidance, east and middle blocks 6, 9-15, and 18-19 that face to the south and west are planted to 15.08-acres of Pinot Noir and 2.97 acres of Riesling bringing the total planted acreage to 33.93 acres.

2007

Vineyard Development Continues

The west blocks 20 – 28 that face to the north and west are planted to 17.32 acres of Pinot Noir bringing the total planted acreage up to 51.25 acres.   

2008

Corazón del Sol established in the Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

Dr. Revana purchases and plants 11 acres of prime vineyard land in the Uco Valley, Mendoza, to a diverse selection of grapes such as Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre. Santiago Achával is hired as a consulting winemaker.

2010

Winery Concept & Design

Dr. Revana hires renowned Architect, Larry Farrar, to design and build our Gravity-Flow Winery & GOLD LEED Certified Tasting room. Also, clone 943 Pinot Noir is grafted on to 1.02 acres of Pinot Gris vines and the Alexana Estate becomes one of the first vineyards in the Willamette Valley to plant this rare clone.

2011

The Transition Begins

Alexana’s tasting room is completed and we begin receiving guests. Winery construction begins as Lynn hires Bryan Weil, for Alexana’s Associate Winemaker. Also, Chardonnay is planted for the first time in the vineyard in blocks 29 & 30 that total 3.48 acres of Chardonnay and 54.73 acres of total vines.

2012

Winery Is Complete

The 3-level gravity-flow winery is completed just in time for our winemakers, Lynn & Bryan, to receive fruit and start crafting our 2012 vintage.

2013

Awarded the #17 Spot On Wine Spectator’s Top 100 List

Alexana’s 2010 Revana Vineyard Dundee Hills Estate Pinot Noir scores 94 points and is named #17 on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2013. This marks the second winery of Dr. Revana's to be named to this famed list.

2015

Lynn Passes The Baton To Bryan

This historic milestone marks Lynn's last vintage as consulting winemaker. The Associate Winemaker, Bryan Weil, that she hand-picked out of hundreds of applicants back in 2011 is to become her successor in the next vintage.

2016

Bryan Weil Becomes Head Winemaker & Test Vineyard Planted

Bryan’s hard work and impeccable attention to detail have earned him a promotion to Head Winemaker. Also, in the spirit of constant exploration and experimentation, Dr.Revana plants 0.12 acres of a test vineyard with 13 clones of Pinot Noir.

2019

Tasting Room Expansion Begins & New Vineyard Purchased

Construction begins of a 7,500 square foot addition to Alexana's tasting room. This is Alexana’s first-ever space dedicated exclusively to customizable private tastings and events. The addition includes a 2,400 sq. ft. indoor main level, a 2,800 sq. ft. outdoor covered deck, and a 2,300 sq. ft. indoor lower level for temperature-controlled wine storage. 

Additionally, Dr. Revana purchases an additional 64-acres that is contiguous to Alexana's existing 80-acres and the first 9 acres of Pinot Noir are planted on this property.

2021

New Vineyard Development Is Complete

In the spring of 2021, an additional 27 acres are planted on the new property with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris vines. Completing the vineyard development with 35.97 total acres planted.

Vineyards

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