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Cougar Vineyard & Winery

39870 De Portola Rd, Temecula, CA 92592-8863
+1 951-491-0825
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Wine tasting with lunch

This was our third stop on a wine tasting tour with a group. The lunch was pre-ordered and it was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Docsherri
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Buffalo, New York
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Delightful, rare Italian varietals, very knowledgeable attention

Cougar proved a most (and the most) interesting winery for us in Temecula. Here, you are tasting... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
rokkap
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Ascona, Switzerland
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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39870 De Portola Rd, Temecula, CA 92592-8863
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Jennifer B, Owner at Cougar Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 5 April 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

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

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Reviewed 28 March 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

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Jennifer B, Owner at Cougar Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 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

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Reviewed 21 March 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 23 March 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

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Reviewed 1 March 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

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Cougar W, Owner at Cougar Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 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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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

If I could give Cougar 10 stars I would. We visited there in May 2017 on a Grapeline tour and fell in love with their wine. We became Wine Club members and each shipment has been fantastic. I visited Temecula with 8 ladies as a...More

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Cougar W, Owner at Cougar Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Good morning Meg, We really enjoyed making your visit with your Mom special, especially Monica and Michele (her Mom). Thanks for sharing my winery with her and the girls!! I will let Monica and Sean know about your kudos for them too. Thanks for the...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Enjoyable family type winery that makes you feel at home, wines are Italian varietals, staff is helpful. Best wines complement the delicious food served at deli. Views are spectacular from the veranda and comfortable Adirondack chairs add to the experience.

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Cougar W, Owner at Cougar Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Good morning 1959rmg, Thank you so much for the very kind review. We tried to create a winery and experience that we would enjoy so I'm glad you do too! Please tell your friends and family about us and visit often. Sincerely, Jennifer owner/winemaker

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The wine tasting at Cougar Vineyard & Winery is such fun! The hostess gave tons of information including how to open a bottle of wine. Beautiful setting, too.

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

Good morning Bev, Thank you for the kind review of my winery. Do you remember your hostess's name so I can give them kudos? Please visit us again and tell your friends about us too! Sincerely, Jennifer owner/winemaker

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Went to this gorgeous winery to see a friend play (Andrew Bell) on Friday evening. he is so much fun to go see!. If you hear anywhere that he is playing you must go! Such a beautiful warm, inviting and comfortable building. The outside views...More

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Cougar W, Owner at Cougar Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Good evening Ladyzire, Thank you for the very kind review. I missed seeing Andrew Bell Friday, glad you had a great time. He was always a great entertainer! (We were out of town unfortunately). I'm glad you have a new favorite Pinot Grigio, great taste...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Great wine, great food, and great views!! If you like red wine, try the Full Monte. If you like white wine, try the Estate Arneis. But the best of all: the Pink Cougar! Go and you will not be disappointed.

Thank Blake C
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