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Cougar Vineyard & Winery

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Beautiful view to drink a glass

This was our 6th winery during our tour so we decided to skip the tasting. Instead we purchased a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
mslcw07
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Great wine,lovely place

Did a couple wine tastings hands down to this place. Awesome staff and great wine bought a bottle... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
Jessica H
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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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39870 De Portola Rd, Temecula, CA 92592-8863
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our 6th winery during our tour so we decided to skip the tasting. Instead we purchased a charcuterie plate and a glass of wine to enjoy on the patio. Spectacular view, exceptional food, great wine and excellent service. Perfect spot to relax and...More

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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Did a couple wine tastings hands down to this place. Awesome staff and great wine bought a bottle of the Malvasia Bianca delicous white wine. Should of bought more bottles lol

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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Stopped in at Cougar Vinyard for wine tasting. Very entertaining & fabulous wine. Loved the bubbly. Our pizza was delicious.Highly recommend a visit here. Amazing view from the deck.More

Thank Trotteroo
Jennifer B, Owner at Cougar Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Good morning Trotteroo, Thank you for the very kind review! We made a winery that we would want to visit too so I'm glad you enjoyed your experience, wine, our view and pizza! Please visit us again and tell your friends and family about our...More

Reviewed August 1, 2018

Large very casual tasting room. Cougar specializes in Italian varietals such as Sangiovase, Montipulciano, and even Primitivo. My favorite on this visit was their Miscuglio del Circlo (mixture of the circle) blend. It is a blend of Sangiovase and Montipulciano selected by their wine club.More

Thank OldCajun
Jennifer B, Owner at Cougar Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Good morning OldCajun, Thank you for the kind review! Please visit us again and tell your friends and family about us too. We're a small Mom-n-Pop winery and really appreciate the referrals and also you taking the time to review us. Have a great day!...More

Reviewed June 19, 2018

This winery had some rare Italian Varietals I had never heard of before. Delightful staff and nice environment. They have a small restaurant inside and were offering free pizza with the purchase of bottles of wine.More

Thank csarchibald
Jennifer B, Owner at Cougar Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

Good morning csarchibald, Thank you for the kind review! And yes we do have many Italian varietals that you won't find any where else in the United States even. We got 4 varietals recognized in the U.S. as well. I hope you'll visit us again...More

Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

This was our third stop on a wine tasting tour with a group. The lunch was pre-ordered and it was wonderful! I had the eggplant sandwich and my husband had the roast beef. Both were delicious. The wine was good, just not our favorite of...More

Thank Docsherri
Jennifer B, Owner at Cougar Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Good morning Docsherri, Thank you for the kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed your lunch and also our wonderful patio and view. I hope that you'll visit us again and please tell your friends and family about us as well. We are a small Mom...More

Reviewed April 4, 2018

Cougar proved a most (and the most) interesting winery for us in Temecula. Here, you are tasting rare Italian varietals; two (Lambrusca di Alessandria and Aglianico) I had never tasted before. Our host (really a math teacher) did an exemplary and knowledgeable job in serving...More

Thank rokkap
Jennifer B, Owner at Cougar Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Good morning, Thank you for the very kind review! Your host was Aaron and I will pass along the kudos to him. We planted what we enjoy and what grows well in the hot terrior of Temecula. Please tell your friends and family about us...More

Reviewed March 27, 2018

If you want to be ignored and then dismissed with a look, this is the place for you...it was not busy, tried standing in 2 different spots to make it more convenient for the guy pouring...kind of shocking...finally just walked out...More

Thank Chris L
Jennifer B, Owner at Cougar Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2018

Good afternoon Chris, Sorry to hear about the bad service. What day were you in? Do you remember your server's name? This is not how we want our Mom-n-Pop winery run. If you read our reviews this is not typical and I'm not sure what...More

Reviewed March 21, 2018

We were on a Grapeline Wine Tour and had lunch and wine tasting at this lovely winery. The lunch was outstanding as was the wine.More

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Cougar W, Owner at Cougar Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2018

Good morning Beach_Traveler90265, Thank you for the very kind review of my winery! We love our Grapeline guests, please tell them that you enjoyed your stop at Cougar as well! I hope you'll visit us again and tell your friends and family about our little...More

Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

Cougar Vineyard & Winery is located on the De Portola Trail in beautiful SoCal Temecula Wine Country. According to their brochure, they specialize in 100% Estate Italian varietals, some of which are very rare in the US. All the wines are produced at the winery-...More

Thank GrandmaERJKM
Cougar W, Owner at Cougar Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2018

Good morning GrandmaERJKM, Thank you for the very kind and detailed review! Please spread the word about our little Mom-n-Pop winery and visit us often. Have a great weekend! Sincerely, Jennifer owner/winemaker

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