Quality has been a pillar since the beginning of Viña Cobos, a concept that is reflected in each area and task.
Viña Cobos is the vision of a dreamer who took on the challenge of making wine as no one had ever done before in Argentina. This winery makes wines that are authentic expressions of the terroir from which they come from.
Paul Hobbs, the founding partner of Viña Cobos, was born in upstate New York to a farming family. His family cultivated mostly apples and it was the family farm where Paul first experienced the concept of terroir. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a BS in Chemistry in 1975, Paul earned a master degree in viticulture and oenology from UC Davis and began his professional career in the Napa Valley. There, he helped building the reputation of the area for producing wines of distinction and power. First hired by Robert Mondavi for his expertise in oak aging, he then joined the Opus One team before moving on to Simi Winery. In 1988, he arrived in Mendoza, where he fell in love with the landscape and the country. Immediately recognizing the possibilities of the Malbec grape for quality wine production in the area, he began his work improving vineyard management practices and promoting minimal intervention in winemaking, as well as exploring authenticity in the unique terroirs of each appellation, vineyard and block.
At Viña Cobos, sustainable farming methods in the vineyard contribute to consistent yields of healthy fruit. In the winery, careful treatment of the grapes and meticulous winemaking techniques result in complex and elegant wines of subtlety and balance. With the inaugural vintage of Cobos Malbec in 1999, Viña Cobos marked a milestone in viticulture, defying existing standards and firmly positioned malbec and Argentina on the international wine scene. Since then, these prestigious wines have been recognised around the globe by critics and consumers alike.
We craft wines that naturally express the terroir from which they originate. Our wines are recognized for their elegance, potential and balance, the result of a meticulous care of the vineyards, where artisan work and respect for terroir are fundamental premises for us.