Cougar Vineyard And Winery

4.7
284 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

  • St. Patrick's Day (or rather 10 days)

    $25.00 per person

    Mar 12 - Mar 21, 2021

    We're celebrating not just the 17th but for ten days! Available dates are Fri, March 12th thru Sun, March 21st. Time slots are 11:15 - 12:45, 1p - 2:30, 2:45 - 4:15 or 4:30 - 6p Includes: Corned Beef Panini, Deli Side, Green Beer or Any White Wine (Green), Green Chocolate Mint Oreo Cheesecake PRE-PAY before March 11th to reserve 2 or more Adirondack Chairs (for 90 minutes please) overlooking our vineyard. Space is LIMITED and on a first-pay first-reserve basis. Come on in and talk to your server, call 951-491-0825 or email events@cougarvineyards.com. Reserve your seats TODAY! Wineclub 22pp, Non-wineclub 25pp, Day of 30pp. Cancellations for events will be accepted for full refund no less than 3 days (72 hours) prior to the event.

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 284 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJennie
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for years, we are members. View is the best in Temecula and new patio adds even more seating. Tried the sandwich special, delish!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are members and just love the place.

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Winesome
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this winery! The wine is great, the service is awesome, and the view is a show stopper. I would recommend this winery for any occasion.

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BarbaraJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable wine and Welcoming staff and the pizzas are very good! The grounds outside and the view was beautiful. We enjoyed are visit and will visit again!

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BarbaraP
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a known experience for us. Good food, good service and my dogs are welcome here.

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kraftytidbits
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed when we choose Cougar Winery for an afternoon lunch. Sangio’s Deli has a wonderful menu and their pizzas are the BEST! The selection of Italian wines are also a perfect compliment. My husband loves the beer on tap. And...who can’t love the view!

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KDP1
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Staff very friendly. Food was good. We had the BLTA. Many menu items were not available so don’t spend a lot of time going through the menu and then be disappointed. Ask what is not available first. Enjoyed the view. Went on a Tuesday at noon. Just a few people and lots of distance between seating. Lots of white wines. Good selection.

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vipJennie
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel very safe at Cougar which is why we frequent there! They care about sanitation and mask wearing. My pizza was hot and fabulous with my Sangio +. The new deck is phenom but I still like my patio table. I had a reservation and was seated in no time. Our food came about 30 minutes later because they were really busy but we enjoyed our wine and view so it was plenty fast enough. The people next to us pre-paid for their pizzas and they were ready when they arrived for their reservation. Hmmm, I didn't even think of that!! Anyway, it is a pandemic. Thank you Cougar!

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YvonneR
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful day very relaxing environment and not pretentious at all

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vipJimL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

TM
vipTheMichiganGourmet
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great view. OK food. Wine is overpriced for the quality.

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vipHonestfeedback
San Diego
54 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Felt a bit mislead from listing on open table. No table side service food came from a deli operation and it showed in quality and presentation. Venue and scenery was very nice

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vipGTVegas
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating, wine tasting was streamlined, new patio chairs with a view is a nice update.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall it was a great experience. If you’re looking for a low key winery where you can relax, this is the place. Make sure to make a reservation ahead of time to get seats (2) with amazing views! Each seat has a view. The wine tasting has a good selection. The pizza was tasty, however it never came out and was cold by the time we got it.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Out of nearly everything. Order came out wrong.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time little chili but we had jackets :)

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MelinaS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the drive. Great wine. Great food. Great views. Awesome people. 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place and wonderful pizza. Can't find pizza and Italian wine in one place anywhere else.

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Chris
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

My wife and I visited on Valentine's Day and had a very nice time. We had a reservation at 11:00 and were seated on a quiet but very nice patio. There were only a couple of other people there, but it filled up substantially before we left. We ordered our food at the counter before we sat down, and enjoyed some wine while we waited. The wine was quite good. The food service left a little to be desired. We ordered bruschetta, a meatball appetizer, a salad and a pizza. It took a while to come out, which was fine... we weren't in a hurry, and we had wine! The pizza came out first, and about 10 minutes later, the bruschetta, and 5 minutes after that, the salad and an order of raviolis. We didn't send the raviolis back because we didn't want to wait, and they looked pretty good! I'd skip the bruschetta next time, but the rest of the food was tasty. Not fancy, but hit the spot.

Overall, I would definitely come back. The ambiance is great, the wine is good, and the food makes for a nice experience.

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Jessica
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Went for the Valentines Day special, the ambience was great, seating was outdoors but it’s was cold and windy and they didn’t have any outdoor heaters. The food wasn’t great. It came with a small heart shaped pizza which was to be split between two people & it was a disappointment. The Caesar salad was even worse, they threw it together on a small paper plate & that was also supposed to be shared between 2 people some how? The wine was great though! Will definitely be back for the view and the wine.

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Valerie
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pizza was very good. We also ordered a panini and cheese platter that was not good.

However, the Wine was delicious

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RaymondP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine is very tasty, the pizza and sandwiches are great and the view cant be beat.

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DebraP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere wine is fantastic and great service.

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vipJennie
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They finally got a seasonal specials menu! Tried the Inverno Salad and husband tried the Alfredo Chicken pizza...yummy! Enjoyed our wine and the view from the new lower deck. Always a great visit, thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service. For the most part socially distanced, I had no worries and I’m a staunch “stay back” person. Loved the wines and the people were great (as always)!

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JulieH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Cougar! We’ve been going there for years but now it is always a lunch date! Food from the deli is wonderful!

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vipKarinS
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt, friendly service and delicious wine! Always a pleasure to visit!

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DawnO
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cougar is a wonderful winery! Ambiance is nice, view is beautiful, food is delicious & wine is wonderful!

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CarolG
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor setting with attentive staff. Great place for lunch. The best wine and view in all of Temecula wine country!

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Cathyk
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love my winery!! Food is always excellent, wonderful people helping and serving. Jennifer has added a step-down area with more Adirondak chairs providing a great view overlooking the vines!

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vipJennie
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited on a busy weekday and the service was fabulous! Wine and food delicious as always. Met the new wine dog too...Chili or something like that!! Please support local businesses like this one.

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ChristineL
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food and wine is amazing and worth a visit. Just don’t expect to feel welcomed, their service has been consistently mediocre at best. How dare customers come to visit or need anything!

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CelesteR
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Were seated in the Adirondack chairs which is my favorite spot to sit while I'm at Cougar.

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CCMarie
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cougar is our favorite place to grab a pizza and a glass of wine. The best bbq chicken pizza around!!! We highly recommend pairing it with the Barbera! So good!

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LindaT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great wine. The pizza was delicious!

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VictorA
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Told them we were celebrating our anniversary and not a word or compliment from the staff. Because of Covid only pizza was available and little choice of wine

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Kathy
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love sitting outside at Cougar and are excited about the patio expansion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to get some good food and wine and relax with beautiful views and great service.

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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 ♥️

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 4.7 stars by 284 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.