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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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Great service, some nice wines

Late Friday afternoon stopped by and quite busy as live music night. Casual ambiance with nice popular boars head sandwich bar with lots of locals. We picked out to get Aaron #42... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
David J
Bellevue, Washington
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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Late Friday afternoon stopped by and quite busy as live music night. Casual ambiance with nice popular boars head sandwich bar with lots of locals. We picked out to get Aaron #42 as our host who was fantastic and we had a great time tasting the wines even with crazy singer. Mixed views on wines with lots of varieties so... More 

Thank David J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had already had our fill of wine so we didn't taste anything at Courgars but we did stop in for lunch. We aren't fancy people so this was a great choice for us. The deli style sandwich and salads were perfect for us and inexpensive compared to all other restaurants in the area. The food was good, but basic... More 

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Holtville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our lunch here on the tour and it was catered and great. We ate in the Barrel Room and afterwards had our tastings. The winery is very old fashioned and excellent wines.

Fullerton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cougar Vineyard & Winery is a family owned and operated boutique winery located off the main drag of Temecula wineries on what is known locally as the “De Portola Wine Trail.” Located on top of a hill overlooking the Temecula Valley, this winery specializes in Italian wine varietals. On Friday nights and Sunday afternoons there is live music. If you’re... More 

Thank BruinDan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cougar Winery was the third stop on our Temecula Wine Tour. We pre ordered a box lunch which was delicious. Especially the eggplant sandwich and the brownie! Our table and lunches were all ready for us when we arrived. We got to enjoy a 1/2 glass of white or red wine with lunch. Then had three more tastings after lunch.... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Saturday afternoon wine tasting. The wife was Tasting and I was driving. The wife very much liked the wine so we sat outside and enjoyed the view. We left with a case of wine.

Thank bad4bob
San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We attended the annual Temecula Wine Barrel festival recently and the Cougar Vineyard and Winery was our first stop. This winery was not on our radar as it's more to the back of the valley and is fairly new so we were pleasantly surprised by its great atmosphere and wine. There is a deli with sandwiches and salads where you... More 

Thank Nancyss1302
Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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.

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