If you love extraordinary wine paired with Farm to Table food, you’ll want to reserve your spot in the Sourwood Inn’s Revana Wine Tasting Weekend, April 29th – May 1st. This wine tasting event is unique in that Revana Family Vineyards spans over three site-specific areas, including the iconic Napa Valley in California, the Dundee Hills of Oregon, and the Uco Valley in Argentina. So whether you’re looking for a weekend of good food and wine, outdoor activity, relaxation, or even a history lesson on wine, this is the perfect weekend getaway for you.
Revana Vineyards Story
Revana Family Vineyard was established in 1997 and is part of a portfolio of wine-growing estates founded by Houston Cardiologist Dr. Madaiah Revana. His vision has been to produce world-renowned, site-specific wines from exceptional vineyards. He has accomplished exactly that with three remarkable brands, each named on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 lists.
About the Vineyards
Revana Vineyard is dedicated to exploring the potential of Cabernet Sauvignon. This vineyard includes 10 acres in the St. Helena American Viticultural Area. Fruit is also sourced from some of the best vineyards in Rutherford, Stag’s Leap District, and Howell Mountain. The Revana Estate Vineyard is situated in a prime part of St. Helena, where deep, well-drained alluvial soils pair with warm days and cool nights.
Under the guidance of Winemaker Brian Weil, Alexana’s 80-acre Revana Estate Vineyard is situated in the heart of the Willamette Valley. It is one of the most geologically diverse vineyard sites with 55 planted acres on 18 different soil types. The vineyard is dry-farmed and sits between 320 feet and 650 feet elevation. The farming practices are LIVE Certified sustainable and are applied to cultivate ultra-premium fruit including 11 different clones of Pinot noir, two different clones of Chardonnay, and one clone of Pinot Gris.
Corazon del Sol
The 17-acre vineyard is located at the base of the Andes at an elevation of 3,000 feet. A visually stunning background, the Andes are also responsible for the incredibly deep, alluvial soils which define the estate vineyard. Made up of rock and sand, which has eroded from the Andes Mountains over millennia, these soils are extremely deep and well-drained. The results include a wine that has great complexity, power, and finesse.
Famed winemaker Santiago Achaval crafts the vineyard-driven wines from estate plantings of Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre.
Farm Direct Dining at the Inn
Sourwood Inn has been a long-time supporter of the Farm Movement in Asheville. Our meals continue the Asheville tradition of serving healthy, creative, and diverse dining options with our take on Farm Direct Dining. Among our local artisan food vendors, we are pleased to highlight: Joyce Farms for poultry, Chop Shop for beef and duck, 3 Graces Dairy for French-style cheeses, and several local produce farms. In addition, this Revana Wine Weekend gives us an excellent opportunity to pair this fresh food with the remarkable wines from Revana Family Vineyards.
Details of the Wine Weekend
Our Revana Wine Tasting Weekend is perfect for wine lovers with discriminating palates and those wanting to learn more about wines. We will explore selections from the wine cellars of Revano Vineyards in the true farm direct spirit.
Our two-night Winery Weekend includes:
- Luxurious accommodations with spa like bathrooms, mountain views and private balconies
- Friday evening welcoming reception (5-6pm)
- Friday evening relaxed barbecue dinner on the Terrace (7pm)
- Saturday morning Breakfast Buffet (8-9:30)
- Saturday Morning Library Study of Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs (included)
- Saturday Afternoon Library Study of Napa Valley Cabernets ($50 each)
- Saturday night reception before the wine dinner (6:30pm)
- Saturday night 5 course wine dinner- (7pm)
- Sunday early Continental Breakfast (7:30-8:30)
- Optional Sunday Brunch (11:30-1)
Two Night Stay with Breakfast Buffet each morning and two wine dinners
Queen rooms and cabin- $1299
King rooms- $1399
Plus tax (gratuity included)
Optional: Afternoon Study of Napa Valley Cabernets- $50 per person, Brunch on Sunday- $35 per person,
Asheville is only a 20-minute drive from the inn, with many hiking trails and waterfalls nearby. Stay additional nights after the wine weekend to Explore Asheville and receive $25 off your extra room night rates.
Come Stay With Us
April is a beautiful time to visit Asheville. Our inn is nestled into Elk Mountain, just a few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway. In between wine events, you might decide to explore our serene two-mile nature trail on the property, complete with a Serenity Pond and Horse Shoe Pit.