Cougar Vineyard And Winery
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.
Celebrate MOM with a Brunch Special$45.00 per person
May 9, 2021 onlyBrunch is from 11-2p which includes a Peach Sparkling Sangria Float (non-alcoholic rootbeer option available), 1 long stem Pink rose (1st 50 paid guests) per group, Frittata, fruit salad and coffee. Non-wineclub 45pp, Wineclub members 40pp. Day of Non-wineclub 50pp, Wineclub Day of 45pp. Call 951.767.8398 to pre-pay so you can secure the beautiful rose for MOM. Experience the Float and rose 2-6p for a reduced price. Specify Adirondack Chairs, Sun, Shade, Patio table, Picnic table, Inside table when making your reservation and we'll do our best to get you your wishes! No refunds for cancellations made within 72 hours prior to the experience. Regular deli and wine menu available.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Really pretty place, great food and wine
Very friendly staff.
Beautiful views... and okay food. Service is not great. And parking is limited unless you park down the hill and have to walk up the long driveway.. We've been twice and both times no smiles from the hostess checking us in, and service staff always seems confused. Its absolutely not an upscale winery... very laid back and lowkey. Its fine if you know what to expect and are going for a sandwich or pizza and wine and just want to enjoy the view. We would go back for that...
But if you want the best wine country experiences, try something like Leonesse Winery, or Wilson Creek, Ponte... almost any of the other wineries... so many to choose from.
We love it here! Love the owners and the wine, delicious!
We had a delicious pizza and salad with wonderful service. We always enjoy the wine.
Great atmosphere. Very nice staff. Next time I’ll have to bring my dog and enjoy my wine.
Great wines a nice change from the other wineries. They had lots of different wines that the others don’t will definitely return.
Great food, loved the Dolce Bubbly wine. Best view on the outdoor seating area
I had a 3:30 reservation. We waited in line for over 29 minutes to order food and drinks. We were assigned a table which was already filled so we moved and let the staff know as our food was associated with the table.
It took about an hour from sitting down for the first part of our order to arrive. Three different staff people came to our table to verify our party name and that we had moved. The last part of our order came out about 20 minutes later after we asked again. We only had a pizza and some bruschetta.
I brought a guest from out of state with me and I was embarrassed from the ordering process to the table mess to the food delivery. I won’t be back. The only reason we went to Cougar was because they had reservations open while my favorites did not. Now I know why!
Love the views - perfect place for something to eat and have a glass of wine. Kathy G
We arrived at the restaurant assuming that we will be seated inside the restaurant since I chose on the reservation to be seated inside. The lady who’s at the front bar area told us that we are to be seated outside. We were all surprised but complied to what she told us. We went outside but it’s very windy and cold with no heater. So I went back and asked her that we didn’t want to seat outside because of the unpleasant weather outside. We waited for at least 30 mins. waiting until I just told the lady in a very polite way that we’re just cancelling our reservation. We went instead to Baily’s in Old town and we had a very wonderful time celebrating my birthday with my family with a very delicious food and superb customer service! I guess this restaurant/winery is out of our list to go to.
Service was ok. Scenery was nice.
Love every min I sped here 🥰🥰
All staff was helpful and very mindful of cleaning the tables.
We LOVE Cougar. However, this was not our best experience. The deli has a problem making lots of pizzas and communication is poor when the kitchen is backed up. If we knew we'd change our order. This has happened before as well. I strongly suggest having a way to keep track of pizza orders so customers can order accordingly. The kitchen also does not get orders out together. If you order a salad and a pizza and sandwich, they come out really staggered and it's hard to actually eat as a party. Even when ordered on the same ticket. This time there were lots of barking dogs as well. This is NOT common, however. Additionally this time the pizza came out burned but we'd waited so long we did not comment. Again we LOVE Cougar, we are wine club members, and will return.
Great place to have a glass of wine of glass of Champagne. Food at the Bistro is always excellent, with great service. All the servers & hosta are most friendy.
Went to Cougar on April 17 with two friends to celebrate a birthday. Ordered the charcuterie platter and did three tastings. Excellent service as usual.
Nice place to get together with friends for drinks and a snack.
Cougar’s outdoor ambience is on our top three views-at-wineries list in Temecula.
Their deli food, wines, servers are excellent. Being able to make reservations for their Adirondack chairs overlooking the vineyards is the best.
Amazing wine, views and super friendly staff!
Love coming here. It’s my home away from home! 🥰
Cougar is our favorite winey. The staff is friendly, food made to order and so good, winey sitting is pleasant and relaxing and location is easy access.
Service was very cold.
Food / deli girl was the nice one !
Wine tasting very stingy pours and also poured into little tiny plastic one and ahalf ounce cups..... low class for a high price.
Two wines were super nasty, One tasted of pesticide and one smelled very much like sulfur. Not sure how it’s even legal.
For fine Italian varietal wines, an excellent Italian del, friendly staff and an awesome view you can’t eat Cougar Vineyards! We always bring out of town guests here to enjoy a lovely Temecula afternoon. Many of our more local guests have joined the Wine Club as they were so impressed with the place. Kudos to Jennifer and Rick for creating this oasis.
The food was very tasty and enjoyable. We sat outside on the Adirondack chairs facing the vineyard. It would have been nice to have a small side table so you don't have to eat with your food on your lap.
Crazy busy at all of the wineries we visited today. The view and wine made it worth the wait.
We loved the new Adirondack chairs on the lower level.
Very relaxing outdoor seating with a lovely view. Dog friendly!
Great food selection! Made a reservation and set in the shade. Time limit of an hour and a half with reservation. Good wine! Great view!
Want authentic Italian varietal wines coupled with an excellent pizza? Cougar is your "go to" place! Want to learn to sing & dance? Try the "Monte"!
Great view, fine wine and good service. What more can you ask for?
We ordered the charcuterie board. We loved the caper berries. The sharp cheddar was divine. We also shared a bottle of the Peach Sangria. It was tasty and made us feel groovy. We have been coming to Cougar for years. It is a great spot to sit and take in the mountain and vineyard views.
The deli here (Sangio's) has s delectable offering for eveyone! The atmosphere is casual and comfortable. The wine is delicious and worth visiting for whether or not you are enjoying food as well. Most noteworthy though is the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff, all of whom try their very best to leave a favorable impression!
Had a deli sandwich with wine tasting..very delicious sandwich and pasta salad ...great red and white Italian wines
Everything was perfect for been my first time at the winery I really love it the all staff was very helpful 🥰🥰
It was different from what I expected. You had to order at the counter and then they bring to you at your table. That's fine but I was expecting it to be more of a sit down service. The food was decent - not wonderful but it was fine for a casual outdoor lunch. The service was good - the staff was very nice and accommodating. Probably not the place for an upscale wine country dining experience but it was good for a casual quick lunch.
Great lunch and wine. Prefect setting for a relaxing afternoon.
I've been a member for almost three years and we love it here everytime we visit, even friends we bring with us raves about this winery. Thank you!
The sandwiches where very dry. Food was changed to something else.
Overall good locations. Maybe some staff needs to be a bit happier to be around.
Really enjoyed our time at Cougar vineyards. The atmosphere is nice and calm unlike other wineries. Thanks so much for accommodating us with our request! Will be returning again soon!!! Strongly recommend their Dule Bubbly soo good!
Horrid food, just a deli, I could make those sandwiches at home. Service just fair, not very attentive to customers. Don't care if you are there or not. A couple of the employees were nice to us, hence the fair. I will not return nor recommend. Waste of money and time. There are better options around.
I had reserved an outside table and when we arrived we were told there were no outside tables available. I took my friend to this winery because they have a lovely patio and the view is beautiful. They also have a deli, so I thought it would be a perfect place to have lunch, do some wine tasting and enjoy the beautiful weather. When we arrived we were told there were no available tables outside only the adirondack chairs or a table inside. I explained that my friend had had many back surgeries and couldn’t sit in those chairs. We were told that we could sit inside at a table but the outside tables were booked. I was upset when we sat there for a hour and a 1/2 and 5 outside tables stayed completely empty!!!. They were not social distancing the other tables so I knew that wasn’t the reason. We asked the gentleman that checked us in why we had to sit inside when clearly
there were tables available outside. He said oh maybe they are running a little late or maybe they are going to cancel.
I find it hard to believe that 5 reservations didn’t show or we’re running late. He also told me that my request for a table outside was ONLY a request and could only be accommodated if tables were available.
So how did the other people who didn’t show up have tables held for them? My other complaint was that I ordered the charcuterie plate and on the menu it comes with bruschetta, when they brought it to our table it had an olive mixture. I ask the waitress about it and she said sorry it no longer comes with that. I explained to her it’s still on the menu and it’s why I ordered the platter and she said ‘oh it doesn’t come that way anymore “
But they still sell the bruschetta by itself, so why could she just bring some out??? My last complaint was that our server never asked if we needed anything. They would even come to the table to pick up dishes and still not ask.
This used to be one of my favorite wineries and the place I bring all my out of town friends, but not now
Cougar Vineyard And Winery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (951) 767-8454.
Cougar Vineyard And Winery is rated 4.7 stars by 351 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.