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Address: 39870 De Portola Road, Temecula, CA 92592
Phone Number: 951.491.0825
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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 5 days ago
Riverside, California
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Riverside, California
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784 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Chuck8700
San Diego
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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....

Thank 315vidam
Dublin ca
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank Schipano
Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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.

Thank IowaRevJ
Huntington Beach, California, USA
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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!

Thank 933Lomita
Los Angeles, California
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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 

Thank ScottLB
Lake Elsinore, California, United States
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Cougar Winery has it all! Wonderful people who care about you, take the time to share the amazing wine here! The wine is the star - amazing Italian varietals - our fav is the Sangiovese and the full Monte - but the food is the amazing understudy! Great pizza, platters, sandwiches and more! Make it a must stop when your... More 

1 Thank Sharon B
Suffield, Connecticut
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We were very impressed with our wine tasting at Cougar Winery. Michael talked to us about the many wines produced there and spent time describing the attributes of each wine as we tasted them. We could tell he was passionate about the Cougar wine produced there and was knowledgeable about the history of the wine growing in the region. When... More 

1 Thank Nancy L
Surprise, Arizona
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479 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We always make Cougar a stop when in Temecula. They are consistently good, have great pourers/wine informants and a nice relaxing atmosphere and terrace. Lisa was very informative,super friendly and great going thru the tasting. Went home with Barbera,Aglianico,Vermentino and Sangio also joined the wine club. They also have a deli now to kick back and enjoy the outdoors scenic... More 

Thank monetkids
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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563 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Very nice, small (small by Temecula standards) family Winery. It's 17 acres under vine and they mainly grow unique Italian varietals that only a few others in the US grow and offer. The gentleman who provided us our tasting was great! He went over each wine in great detail and that really makes a huge difference when pouring, as it's... More 

1 Thank J E

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