We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cougar Vineyard & Winery

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 39870 De Portola Road, Temecula, CA 92592
Phone Number: 951.491.0825
Website
Today
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 88 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Little Italy in Temecula

They're growing many of the common and best varietals from Italy (as do several of the back nine vineyards). You can come for tasting (or a glass/bottle) and enjoy their deli food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2016
Kauai-Biz-Traveler
,
Riverside, California
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 87: English reviews
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Level Contributor
164 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

A lot of good wine here, and they have an outdoor picnic area where you can stop to eat lunch and sober up before you hit the next vineyard.

Helpful?
Thank intothevoid612
Riverside, California
Level Contributor
1,518 reviews
466 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

They're growing many of the common and best varietals from Italy (as do several of the back nine vineyards). You can come for tasting (or a glass/bottle) and enjoy their deli food overlooking the vineyard. The tasting area/facility is humble compared to many, but the wines are good.

Helpful?
Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Whittier, California
Level Contributor
54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Came here for the deli but continue to visit to relax in the Adirondack chairs with a great glass of wine. Became members on our last visit because we love the Sangiovese. Few winery's in this area come with a great outdoor view of the hills and casual dining. This one allows you to relax and enjoy the wine during... More 

Helpful?
Thank 1959rmg
Arizona
Level Contributor
178 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Wine here are pretty good. I usually drink reds, and theirs are OK, but I did really enjoy all of the sparkling wine are excellent, and the servers are great. If you are looking for lunch, this is the place. Great deli. We usually grab a sandwich to go, and continue our wine trek.

Helpful?
Thank TSExpert
Beverly Hills, CA
Level Contributor
64 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

The winery is located on the quieter southeastern end of the valley off of De Portola Road though it’s no less popular given the number of chauffeured van services bringing guests in and out. Good parking area, too. They offer a wide selection of reds and whites, but we found nothing comparable to true Italians despite a reasonable attempt. Still,... More 

Helpful?
Thank SmarterBear
wayne, nj
Level Contributor
46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

As recommended we went there for wine tasting and lunch. I heard the deli was great and it did not disappoint. By the way the wines were great top to bottom- whites to reds. Beautiful patio to enjoy your lunch and bottle of wine. We went on a weekday and were well received. I hear the weekends get a little... More 

Helpful?
Thank angelhair111162
Greenville, SC
Level Contributor
92 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

Loved our visit here. They had wines for every palate. My personal favorite was the Sangiovese. I think their focus is Italian varietals. One of the best parts of this winery was the wonderfully relaxing outdoor seating in back in the Adirondack chairs. I didn't want to leave!!!

Helpful?
Thank FSUgirlGreenville
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
201 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

We arrived here for out first of 5 wineries in our passport. They staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. The wine was delicious as were their homemade truffles!! We left there with wine, which is always a good sign...

Helpful?
Thank michelewelker
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 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!

Helpful?
Thank Harriet S
Los Lunas, New Mexico
Level Contributor
136 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 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!

Helpful?
Thank ClaimsMachine

Travelers who viewed Cougar Vineyard & Winery also viewed

 

Been to Cougar Vineyard & Winery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cougar Vineyard & Winery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?