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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 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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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Beautiful setting

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Alberta, Canada
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Alberta, Canada
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 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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179 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 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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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 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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227 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 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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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 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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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 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
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting this winery. The pink cougar is pretty sweet. The people were knowledgeable and fun to talk with during our visit.

1 Thank Sue D
Riverside, California
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242 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

One of my friends introduced me to this winery a few years back. I've always had my favorite winery and really didn't go back until this year. We met the wine maker and he gave us a sample of the "Sangiovese" right out of the barrel. I fell in love with this wine. I actually became a wine member so... More 

Thank Darcy S

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