Malbec was born in France where it was primarily used as a blending grape in the country’s famous Bordeaux region. While the grape had excellent potential to be made into the pure Malbec wine we know today, only the French region of Cahors did so, and until recently that wine rarely made its way outside of the country. It is a wine that seemingly came out of nowhere over the past ten years and quickly has become one of the most popular red wines on the American market. It is a red wine that is a crowd-pleaser and easy to drink, with a ton of juicy fruit flavors. The wine has become so popular it’s actually hard to think of a time when the wine wasn’t everywhere, but its growth in popularity is actually very recent. A group of Argentine winemakers consulted French agronomist by the last name of Pouget for his thoughts on a grape they should plant in order to improve the quality of Argentine wine, he recommended Malbec. These Argentines took vine cuttings from France and brought them back to Argentina. In the hot high-altitude of the region, the Malbec vines thrived, demonstrating none of the weaknesses they had in France. This caused many winemakers to believe Malbec was a grape that had truly belonged in Argentina all along. We are pleased to grow this popular grape here on our vineyard.