Paul Hobbs

Paul Hobbs’ pioneering work to revitalize vineyards and improve winemaking practices in Argentina began nearly 30 years ago, leading to the worldwide recognition of Malbec while defining the purest expression of Mendoza terroir.

1988      Paul Hobbs’s inaugural visit to Argentina leads to his discovery of the terroir and reveals an opportunity to improve viticulture and winemaking practices.

1989      Malbec is still considered a “blending grape”; Paul Hobbs challenges this notion, making a   small lot of Malbec that was highly praised by the U.S. press.

1998      Viña Cobos is founded to elucidate the true character of Malbec as a standalone variety from Mendoza's terroirs.

2001      Cobos Malbec 1999 is introduced to the U.S. market and receives the highest score to date for an Argentine wine.

2011      First vintage of Crocus wines, Malbec from Cahors, the birthplace of Malbec located in South West, France.