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Cougar Vineyard & Winery

39870 De Portola Road, Temecula, CA 92592
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Ranked #26 of 77 Activities in Temecula
Type: Tours, Wineries
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English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I am definitely not a wine afficianato, so I may not be the best judge, but I really like this place. It's an awesome relaxed atmosphere, and the staff makes wine tasting fun, and as interesting as you want it to be. Their "deli" menu may seem ordinary with sandwiches and pizza, until you have a bite! Had the Italian... More

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Los Angeles, California
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156 reviews 156 reviews
42 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The tasting room is spacious, plus they have a deli in the back. We came here just after lunch so we didn't eat, but it did smell good. They had a nice selection of deli meats and cheeses, but we just did the wine tasting this time. The service was good, nice wines, a little crowded on a Saturday, but... More

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Ninilchik, Alaska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This place was spacious and beautiful. Dan bought some meat seasoning in their giftshop. We did a tasting and Susan was our attendant. She was friendly and fun and recommended some great wines to taste. We bought a bottle of wine here. The barrel room was amazing! You can freely walk in there and take photos of the barrels and... More

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Modesto, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time at this winery. The tasting room staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. They told us they recently expanded their facilities. There's a great view and very reasonably priced food. And if you're tasting on a Sunday, they even had the football game on for viewing. As for the wine, the Aglianico is very good.

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Temecula, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Wow! The food was amazing and reasonably priced. The staff is so nice, the view is incredible, the tasting room is large so it's not crowded or overwhelming like some wineries. Susan was our pourer and she was great recommending wine based on what we liked. This was a fantastic experience with the ladies! Thank goodness I'm a local and... More

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Temecula, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There were seven of us the day we went. It was a little confusing when we arrived. We weren't sure where to start. A nice man helped us, but we weren't sure if he was going to be our server or if someone else was. It took a while to get served. Our friends got served and we were still... More

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Surprise, Arizona
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374 reviews 374 reviews
109 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We come back here each visit, very pleasant. Judy was great talking with us and providing the tasting. The tasting area is pleasant with nice seating around to enjoy. Fee for tasting. Coupons 2 for 1 on different websites..We went home with our favorite the Estate Sangiovese.

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Huntington Beach, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

They didn't have my fave wine which was a bummer! We arrived with a tour group for tasting and lunch but appeared many other groups arrived at the same time and they seemed a bit understaffed. After a few groups left the atmosphere changed and things flowed much better. The gentlemen pouring for us was knowledgeable and fun. We will... More

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Lompoc, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I've been coming here for years and always a great time! Rick, Jennifer and their crew are making magic in the breezy hills between SoCal sprawl and the big desert beyond. They do a lot of interesting things with their wines, mostly Tuscan, Friulian and Lombard (for the wine snob that wrote that Cougar doesn't know about Italian wine, the... More

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Round Lake Beach, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We had a great time here doing wine tastings. Everyone was so friendly. Make sure to ask for 2 for 1 tastings.

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