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Cougar Vineyard & Winery

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Address: 39870 De Portola Rd, Temecula, CA 92592-8863
Phone Number:
+1 951-491-0825
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

We specialize in 100% Estate Italian varietals. All our wines are produced...

We specialize in 100% Estate Italian varietals. All our wines are produced at the winery. We currently farm approximately 17 family acres. Join us next time you go to Temecula wine tasting for some of the best selection of Italian varietals around.

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Our Vote for Temecula Best Wine

Saturday afternoon wine tasting. The wife was Tasting and I was driving. The wife very much liked the wine so we sat outside and enjoyed the view. We left with a case of wine.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Frisco, Texas
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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saturday afternoon wine tasting. The wife was Tasting and I was driving. The wife very much liked the wine so we sat outside and enjoyed the view. We left with a case of wine.

Thank bad4bob
San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended the annual Temecula Wine Barrel festival recently and the Cougar Vineyard and Winery was our first stop. This winery was not on our radar as it's more to the back of the valley and is fairly new so we were pleasantly surprised by its great atmosphere and wine. There is a deli with sandwiches and salads where you... More 

Thank Nancyss1302
Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Number three on our wine tour and our lunch break for a pre-ordered sandwich. Generous boxed lunch hit the spot just in time to absorb some of the mornings tastings. Homemade brownie was delicious.

Thank Murray2805
Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

We chose to go to this winery because its one of the only ones with a deli. We went up and ordered our food and drinks and also purchased wine glasses while we were at the register. We enjoyed a nice hour or so and had a great time watching the sunset. As we were leaving we stopped at the... More 

Thank Amanda C
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We had a delicious lunch from their deli paired with some nice wine. The staff were all friendly and very helpful. Nice views from the seating area outside.

1 Thank EricEssex2014
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place with a delicious restaurant! I only stopped for the food and because my alma matter is the UofH Cougars. Lovely place!!

1 Thank Melissa J
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Cougar is by far one of my favorite wineries. The fruity Italian wines keeps Cougar on the top of the list. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Views are great and the live music on Friday evenings is a great way to start the weekend.

1 Thank Martinski22
Bonita, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed a tasting and food pairing session led by the Asst Vintner. Very knowledgeable. Specializing in Italian varietals and some interesting unique wines. Good afternoon destination. Beautiful grounds and worth a try.

1 Thank Snorris57
San Clemente, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We stop here for lunch and tastings as part of a wine tour. We both ate roast beef sandwiches that were yummy. They use Boar's Head, so you can't go wrong. After lunch we had a few tastes of wine. Our pourer was Susan, she was such a nice person and did such a wonderful job on describing each wine... More 

1 Thank Nancy T
Newbury Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Have small pizzas, sandwiches and salads only. Great service. If you are a wine club member, get a free glass if wine with Lunch in lieu of tasting. I had been here before and didn't like it much, but really enjoyed the place this time. Not crowded and great wine staff.

1 Thank Patricia M

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