Cougar Vineyard And Winery

4.8
244 Reviews
$30 and under
Winery
Welcome to Cougar Vineyard and Winery located on the "De Portola Wine Trail" in beautiful Southern California Temecula Valley Wine Country.
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.

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Weekend

    $55.00 per person

    Feb 12 - Feb 15, 2021

    Cougar plays Cupid with this Sweetheart Special! Grab your Sweetheart and escape to the vineyards this Valentine's Day. Heart-themed Lunch for Two with a *View. Your heart & belly will be full! Wineclub $50 Non-wineclub $55 Day of $65 Includes: A Heart Shaped pizza, Caesar salad, 2 glasses of wine or beer, 2 heart shaped triple chocolate Ghirardelli brownies, 1 long-stem Red Rose (first 50 reservations) Call TODAY to pre-pay to guarantee time and view!! * Chairs and View assuming open for outdoor dining otherwise all TOGO.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 244 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipkabu
San Diego
97 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience.
Our server Robin was extraordinary.
The olive oil was very smooth.
The wines we had were all good.
We’ll be back.

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LynetteV
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice and intimate outdoor seating.. everyone was friendly from the two servers the deli man, to the other visitors.. best wine 🍷 premitivo port - dessert wine. It is Devine and I cannot get enough ♥️

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Manny
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dud to the COVID restrictions, we ordered our pizza to go. It was awesome, as always. We also bought some bottles to take home. The service was great.

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SteveM
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Had to wait 45 minutes after ordering for 2 sandwiches. After we advised our waiter we were pressed for time.
We found her near the kitchen pouring a dozen different wine tastings for other tables instead of checking on our food with the cooks.
Extremely poor service. We will not be visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My friends and I had a good lunch and wine. The pizza’s are good.

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NickS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great lunch at cougar the other day. Very tasty pizzas and great wine.

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FrankR
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was good about the facility. The people that arrived after us, a group of 5 or 6 were very noisy at first. They were constantly shifting the wooden chairs around making load screeching noises. Never seeming to be happy where they were pointed. If they had attempted to lift the chars or ask for help that would have been better. It was hard to relax and that is what it’s all about right.

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MarianaM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to know what it feels like to be sipping wine in the Italian countryside, Cougar Winery is as close as you'll ever get to that feeling in California. The staff are friendly and thoughtful, the food is delicious and well proportioned, and the wines are the best in the Temecula Valley.

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MarkR
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe and fabulous outdoor seating with delicious wine and a great lunch menu.

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JulieG
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Adirondack chairs and fell in love with the wine the server suggested! Fantastic experience!

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vipJennie
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel safer here then I do doing to the grocery store or mall. Makes sense to restrict wineries that are completely outside? Anyway, great service, food and wine as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time !!!

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CarolG
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy prosciutto pizza and chicken ceasar salad. Staff was extremely friendly, accommodating and safety conscious.

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ShelleeG
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food greatest wine - everyone at cougar go beyond and out of the way to make you happy - love this place!!

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vipKarinS
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience like always! Excellent wine and incredible service!

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vipJennie
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time and great wine! One of the best views in the valley too.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had never been here before and was disappointed that they were not doing wine tastings on a Sunday because they were “too busy”. They were only selling wines by the glass or bottle. Kind of hard to make a decision when I never tasted any of their wines. Probably will not go back. Had a much better experience right next door at Frangipani. Better patio with better views and actual wine tasting. Bought two bottles because I could actually taste their wine!

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Dawn
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cougar's staff is consistently friendly and helpful. Their set-up for distancing has been addressed well.
Wine is wonderful and Cougar has a lot of varieties. Food is great!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great wine and cute location

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Barrio. Great food and drinks!! Right on the heart of Carlsbad village!

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Manny
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I always have a great time at Cougar. The wines are awesome and the food is beyond good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and the service was very good. Was a nice relaxing day.

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JohnQ
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Temecula Winery bar none!

Consistently excellent wines from varietal to vintage, great people and Sangios Deli selections are off the chain excellent.

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ReneeC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The setting, inside and out, is informal and pleasant. Staff are friendly and accommodating. Wines are excellent and Sangio’s Deli offers delicious pizzas, salads, sandwiches, and other choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor shaded patio with beautiful views! The food is always good and less pricy than other surrounding wineries!

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JeanP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great experience at Cougar. The service was great...thanks Lisa! Food was delicious and wine is the best!

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Annie
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had requested the adirondack chairs but the person taking the OpenTable reservation did not notice my request. We were given a table, but the service was really slow due to not enough servers to accommodate all the people there. The food and wine were excellent as usual.

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vipGTVegas
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations, outdoor seating was great, good experience

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DianaC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I LOVE Cougar Winery. Our server Lisa was amazing. The Deli has great food.

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LisaP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, we are members and love the view and the quiet.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice winery, small and cute! Food was delicious and the wines were great too! I love their outdoor picnic area, dog friendly, kids friendly. We will definitely go back!

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vipKeithnkathi
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful venue to enjoy a fall afternoon of wine tasting.

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vipkathy
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing. We honestly couldn’t believe how good the pizza and ravioli were.

We will be back!

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AgustinH
Adelaide
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service, good food, wine testing was ok

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vipKarinS
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding personalized service and truly enjoyable wine like always!

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vipJennie
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so nice and wine knowledgeable. Food was also great, but we come for the wine!!! Thanks for making us feel safe too!

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TimR
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. People are friendly and staff is wonderful and friendly.

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vipGailH
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We reserved a TABLE and were pointed toward 2 deck chairs on the side of the building. Servers ignored me when I asked for an eating surface. When I pushed, I heard from both of them: I'll see what I can do. Then they continued to ignore us. After 20 minutes we left. We saw a bus turning into the property as we left and they may have been anticipating a crowd but you should give a table to someone who has reserved a table and in no case should you ignore your customers. We felt like members of an undesirable group.

Cougar Vineyard And Winery
Responded on November 2, 2020

Hi Gail, Sorry to hear about your experience. How did you reserve a table? I looked at your reservation and it only mentions that you were celebrating an anniversary, no seating preferences were part of the reservation. Most couples enjoy the view and the chairs so it wasn't meant to be a bad experience but the opposite. We usually ask if the chairs are acceptable before seating so that seems like an oversight. Do you remember who sat you? We were extremely slow Halloween so I'm at a loss.

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vipjanetm
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite wineries in the valley to go to when I want to get away for the day!!

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vipJennie
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice patio table with a view. The sunset was AMAZING!

FAQs

Cougar Vineyard And Winery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (951) 767-8454.

Cougar Vineyard And Winery is rated 4.8 stars by 244 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.