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“Best winery in Temecula”
Review of Leoness Cellars

Leoness Cellars
Ranked #5 of 91 things to do in Temecula
Certificate of Excellence
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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best winery in Temecula”
Reviewed December 15, 2011

Solid wines, a wonderful tasting room and friendly staff. The reserve wines in particular are of very good quality - don't expect top value (very small production relative to larger wine regions), but it's a fantastic destination from San Diego...

Visited November 2011
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San Diego, California
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15 reviews
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“Go for the VIEW-skip the wine”
Reviewed December 15, 2011

You really have not "seen" The Temecula Wine Country unless you've gone down the De Portola rural roads. A stop at Leonesse is a "mustn't miss" for the amazing atmosphere and views over the valley. The Leonesse tasting house looks like a tudor castle and the interior of the tasting room is just as grand. Outdoors, there are tables, misters for hot summer days (but always a nice breeze), and even a garden area to check out where weddings are held. I like red wine and at one time, Leonesse did these well, but I have not been impressed the last few visits. If you MUST taste, do a premium tasting or prepare feel like you wasted $15 on so-so tastings.

Visited July 2011
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice Place”
Reviewed December 11, 2011

If you want to spend an afternoon at a winery that has a professional feel and is like the upscale Napa wineries this place is for you. Wine testing was good. They measure their samples only giving you a small sample of each but the wines are good. We purchased a couple bottles and sat out on the patio and enjoyed the great view and sun.
a nice place and I would go back.

Visited November 2011
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San Diego
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282 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
“Crowded!”
Reviewed December 8, 2011

This place was PACKED when we went for tasting on a Friday afternoon - apparently all the school teachers in Temecula come here after class lets out!
Wine was pretty good.
Restaurant looked nice but we didn't eat there.

Visited November 2011
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Manhattan Beach, California
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice little winery”
Reviewed November 15, 2011

Love the back yard area of this winery. Could have hung out there all day. I heard in the summer they have bands/music and a bbq outside in the back. I will come back in the summer.

Visited November 2011
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