Leoness Cellars

Leoness Cellars, Temecula: Hours, Address, Leoness Cellars Reviews: 4.5/5

Leoness Cellars
4.5
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11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Carolyn_and_John_B
North Carolina425 contributions
May 2021
We first visited Leoness in 2014, when the winery was just establishing itself. Now they seem mature in their facility and it is wonderful. We splurged on the private Perfect Wine Experience and were hosted by Jameson. We got superb treatment and tasted many superb wines, complemented by cheese pairings. Jameson showed no hesitation about bringing out wines that were not on our tasting list as we discussed our likes (no dislikes!). Leoness has a small production, but is certainly making fine wines and certainly has a beautiful winery. This was great day trip from Palm Desert!
Written May 30, 2021
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kbhstl
Saint Louis, MO4 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
This was a second stop on a Sunday afternoon. I wish I had come here earlier in the day as they had great live music and the setting was lovely with the vines and hills in the background. We didn't eat here but the dinning room looked like a formal dinning room.
We tasted some red wines and settled on a syrah which was around $45 a bottle. The tasting was $ 22 for 6- 1 ounce tastings.
If you can spread the tastings.
Written January 3, 2020
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jz808707
Napa, CA91 contributions
Oct 2021
Excellent service from Becky, great wines, awesome ambience, fantastic food. Our first visit from Napa wine country and Becky treated us very well. Her customer service/knowledge/patience and Leoness quality wines greatly influenced our decision to join their Gold club and to also to buy a case of wine. Thanks so much!
Written October 10, 2021
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Foodie_01FL
NJ30 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Without a membership (or at least going with a member), this place is not worth visiting IMO. We enjoyed some wine, appetizers and music at another winery the weekend before and we were looking to do the same at this winery, particulalry since friends liked and had a membership at the winery. We arrived to learn the music location did not have food service, so we decided on wine and appetizers ... for background we were not interested in their tasting, having done many over the years in various locations in California, Oregon, France, Italy, etc. including barrel tasting and a few decades of purchasing wine futures from high end smaller volume wineries. Unfortunately as non-members, you are relligated to the least attractive area of the winery, where they do offer a wine bar and would start offering tapas at 1 pm ... but the "feeling" is that you are being treated as a second class citizens (including dirty tables, with what looked like food bits from a previous day's tapas). We decided to leave, without trying their wine, tapas or listening to the music. The ground and the buildings are very nice looking, but the winery clearly is focused on membership and members only areas...and that is their right and likely how they generate much of their sales, but it came off as uninviting and pretentious (i.e., not a place that we were interested in patronizing). We went elsewhere and enjoyed a very nice meal.
Written January 22, 2020
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Tammie H
Dresser, WI4 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
This was our third time visiting Leoness Cellars. The first time back in 2018 I became a member, and have enjoyed getting their wines shipped to my home every quarter! For this “girls weekend” visit, we arranged a private tasting. Our private host was Jamison, ably assisted and “shadowed” by Sarina. Wow — we learned so much and tasted so many great wines! Jamison really knows his stuff and told us many interesting facts about wine, the history of the wine industry in Temecula, etc. I really enjoyed every single wine we tasted, and the four of us ended up buying a case! The views are the best in Temecula also, so after our private tasting, we enjoyed a glass of wine, really wonderful Brussels sprouts, and the truffle oil fries out on the member’s terrace. Can’t wait to go back next year!
Written January 21, 2020
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elainebartolome
4 contributions
Feb 2020
Leoness keeps getting better and better. A beautiful, relaxing venue with scenic views which never grow old. I live, work & play in Murrieta & Temecula and wine country outings are never a dull moment. This tour was a real treat to be toured by Jason teaching us about the 5 "S's" of Wine!! I learn something new every time. And the best teaser of all is that the 2019 bottles are going to be some of the most excellent wines due to the climate and weather in the valley last year. Can't wait!
Written February 25, 2020
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Luke
Greenwich, CT2 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Jameson was a fantastic guide for our tour and tase experience. From the beginning he was full of energy and made our first wine tasting sun and approachable. The vineyard itself was beautiful and wine/food amazing! Would highly recommend for anyone visiting.
Written March 24, 2022
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Danielle M
San Diego, CA13 contributions
Feb 2020
Our group had the privilege of going on a tour conducted by Jason Curl. This tour was very informative as he shared the magic of wine county, harvest, crush and the fruits of their labor. We enjoyed both white and red wines along the way. We ended with a small reception on their new club members patio. great space, STUNNING views and delicious small bites. Tour was organized by Grapeline, Temecula, be sure to jump over to their page for more information on how simple it is to organize group tours!!!
Written February 26, 2020
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Leigh A
Columbus, OH242 contributions
Oct 2021
I had contacted them a few days before to arrange for a tour. Circumstances changed a number of times requiring me to reconnect with them a number of times. Through some communication issues i wasn't able to confirm our reservation until a few hours before our time. Somehow it all worked. And it was the HIGHLIGHT of our time in the valley!!! Jacqueline was out tour guide and she did a fabulous job! There were 6 of us and she made it such a great experience!! We all learned so much, and even got to taste a grape on the vine. The folks here were so accommodating and gracious! Best experience, and best tasting we had. Our pourer was wonderful as well. Heidi was very pleasant, knowledgeable, and patient with all of us. Thank you Leoness!
Written October 30, 2021
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kprunella
Lynnwood, WA192 contributions
Aug 2021
The atmosphere and grounds of Leoness Cellars is lovely and the staff is wonderful; the folks at Leoness were knowledgeable, kind and attentive. It was a beautiful and very hot day. The full covered patio with misters with well thought out landscaping kept everyone cool. While the ambiance, service and food was great we found the wine to be disappointing and sub par,

We tasted six different wines (3 whites, 3 reds). We belong to several wineries and love to travel to visit to find a new gem of a winery for collection. We live in wine region up north so were very excited to finally visit a region that we have not been to before. We read other positive reviews before picking this location but the wine fell flat.

We found the Chard to be very sharp and tart and not a good representation. The Syrah tasted like dusty dried prunes with a hint of gym sock, and the Cab poured tasted corked. New pours were not better either. Found the tannins in the cabernet lacking with no well defined structure. I maybe bias there as I like a more full Cab. We left our glasses on the table after drinking the Cab and walked out before finishing all our tastings because of the disappointment in their wine.

There are dozens of wonderful wineries and amazing wine makers in the beautiful landscape that is Temecula but Leoness Cellars is not one of them. They have a lot going for them but the wine making is not it. If you love wine and looking for an experience I would not recommend Leoness. Find someplace else.
Written August 5, 2021
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Leoness Cellars is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Thu 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM