Cougar Vineyard And Winery

4.8
224 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.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 224 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.6
food
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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Manny
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JohnQ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JP
JeanP
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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GTVegas
Orange County
17 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
15 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 / SA
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service, good food, wine testing was ok

KS
vipKarinS
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding personalized service and truly enjoyable wine like always!

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vipJennie
Philadelphia
10 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
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJennie
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great visit and enjoyed my Montepulciano with my friends. Great job by the servers and deli!

JP
JeanP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cougar has things flowing well. They take you to a table and take your order and deliver your food and wine. Food is great and of course love their wine!

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MarkD
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We belong to the wine club here and always enjoy our visits!

JD
JohnD
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived on time and our reservation was for outside and it was COLD. Cougar was able to accommodate us in the barrel room and it was amazing! Food, service and of course the wine was wonderful!

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KimberlyL
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Italian Grilled Cheese sandwich is one of the reasons we keep coming here when we are wine tasting in the area. The other reasons are the wine and the great view from the adirondack chairs.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and peaceful atmosphere. Thank you.

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HeatherB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always happy with Cougar winery! The deli has amazing food!

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Sammi
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting a winery in Temecula. We had an amazing time at Cougar winery celebrating our daughters birthday. I would highly recommend this winery. Wine tasting was a fun experience for all.

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RustyA
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers at Cougar are so nice and they know their wine!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such beautiful views and amazing tasting selection

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SheilaM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice patio with a great view. Food is inexpensive and great wine.

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Maggsmom
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Location was beautiful. Service was really bad ex:
They forgot the cheese on the caprese salads.
It took 30 minutes between the first tasting and the second. They gave us the 3rd tasting of wine forgetting about the 2nd wine tasting.
We finally got up to leave before even having the final tasting.
However the manager did realize this and gave us our last tasting in a plastic cup to go and free brownies.

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AndrewC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views, Great wine and a Very friendly staff.

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vipJennie
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My ceasar salad was delicious. Hubby had the classic Italian sandwich, got extra dressing for the pasta salad and it was great too! Sat in the chairs with the view. Relaxing with a glass of wine and beer!

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Annie
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cougar Winery is one of our favorites. The view from the large Adirondack chairs is amazing, the service is friendly, the deli meals are always delicious. And, the wine is wonderful. The prices for the wine and deli food are very reasonable. They request reservations for Covid reasons, so it is always a pleasant experience. Because we live in Temecula, we go during the week when it is not “weekend busy”. Highly recommend!

JM
vipJaML
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really like the vibe here. Great view from the Adirondack chairs out back. Wine was above average, including varietals not familiar to most American casual wine drinkers. Would definitely recommend.

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Manny
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the wine, the service.....all outstanding. We were there Sunday as well. We just love Cougar Winery. Rick and Jennifer did an excellent iob with the winery.

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Manny
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cougar had excellent wines and excellent food. I found Cougar Winery 15 years ago and haven't left.

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MaddyB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and view, and very Covid safety-conscious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service was subpar. Staff was okay. Food was okay. Will not be back.

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 224 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.