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Address: 39870 De Portola Road, Temecula, CA 92592
Phone Number: 951.491.0825
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WINERY WITH A GREAT DELI

I was really impressed with the deli food at the Cougar winery. The deli offered sandwiches and pizza to complement the wine tasting. I enjoyed a sausage sandwich on a hearty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2015
Chuck8700
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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Some of the best white and rose wines in the valley. Especially love the Malvesia Blanca and the Cougar Rose. Had a fabulous Margarita pizza. Will be back for more!

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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a disappointing visit to the Miramonte winery, we stopped here. I was really happy with the staff and the pours. They took the time to discuss each wine and weren't overly pushy about a monthly club. Everyone seemed happy you were there, and happy with their roles in the vino experience. Go with confidence!

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Thank ClaimsMachine
Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the larger wineries we visited while in Temecula, however it was one of the best as well. Staff was friendly and informative. Tasting room was very cozy with access to the barrel room in the back. Fireplace and nicely decorated for the Christmas season. Recommended visit for sure.

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Thank Tacowl
Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

I had visited this winery on a previous visit to Temecula and was anxious to share it with my husband. Neither of us were disappointed. We purchased the premium tasting and received more than our money's worth. The wine was fantastic (we purchased two bottles to take home) and the information we received about the wine and the vineyard only... More 

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I was really impressed with the deli food at the Cougar winery. The deli offered sandwiches and pizza to complement the wine tasting. I enjoyed a sausage sandwich on a hearty roll. Reasonably priced for a tasting room meal.

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Thank Chuck8700
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We enjoyed Wine Tasting 2 years ago at Cougar Vineyard & Winery. We just went back Oct 20 - 22 and it's been expanded and now they have food and much better atmosphere, but with the same great wines....

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Dublin ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Temecula. Was a huge surprise, ths winery was superb!the location is beautiful and easy to get to. The staff fun and knowledgeable, plus they had the best prices per bottle. Don't miss them.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

2012 graftings of Nero d Avola may produce some decent wines in a few years. Current offerings are average with the reds a few steps ahead of the whites.

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Huntington Beach, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This visit started as a little laugh, due to the name of the vineyard. The laugh was on me and my friends once we tasted some of their wines! Try the falanghina...it's a wonderful white, with a hint of apple and pear! We'd not tasted this before, so several bottles made their way back home...along with a T-shirt!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

With its somewhat secluded location, Cougar is not as well known or as popular as the bigger wineries along Rancho California where many of the bigger vineyards are in Temecula. However, their specialization in Italian varietals and reasonable pricing make them one of the best in the area. Their reds range from light to medium to some really full-bodied wines... More 

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