Cougar Vineyard & Winery

It’s Winery Wednesday!

This was the most friendly and my personal favorite winery in Temecula Valley.

Cougar Vineyard and Winery

Cougar Vineyard & Winery

There are so many reasons I love this winery.  They were friendly upon walking in the door, I felt like I was home with family.  Their wine is 100% Estate Italian Varietals.

Cougar poured white wine

They are very generous with their pouring of wine.  If you print this page off their web site, you will receive 50% off their regular Monday through Friday wine tasting fee.

Cougar dining area

Cougar Vineyard is one of the only wineries in Temecula Valley that has a deli located inside the tasting room.  On any given day you will see winemakers from other local wineries enjoying lunch in the relaxed atmosphere at Cougar.

Cougar adirondack chairs

If Handsome and I lived close by, one of these adirondack would have my name on it.  I love the view from these chairs.  Handsome and I enjoyed a glass of wine overlooking Temecula Valley.

Cougar outdoor view

Enjoy one of the many picnic tables located on the property.

Cougar grapes in process

Handsome and I were invited into the heart of the Cougar operation, where all the magic happens.

Cougar botteling area

It was so very interesting to see the wine being bottled.

Cougar volunteers botteling wine

The benefit of a boutique family owned winery is the close personal relationships with their wine club members.  As a member, you have the opportunity to volunteer to bottle and pack up the wine.  It was such a fun atmosphere, I felt privileged to be a part of it, if but only for a moment.

Cougar stacked barrels

You also have the opportunity to purchase a wine barrel, your name is put on the barrel.  Cougar uses it for the duration of the wine making process and then the barrel is given to you when they are done.  I love this idea!

Cougar cork

Cougar Vineyard and Winery

39870 De Portola Road, Temecula, CA 92592

Phone # 951.491.0825


  1. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Ahh. Sitting in one of the chairs, sipping a glass of delicious wine and looking out over the beautiful valley — I want that!!

  2. Lisa at GrandmasBriefs says:

    This says a lot: “On any given day you will see winemakers from other local wineries enjoying lunch in the relaxed atmosphere at Cougar.” I wish I lived in the area and could print off that generous coupon and head to Cougar with my hubby!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Thank you for writing such a nice piece about my winery! We created a winery that as winemakers and wine tasters we would want to visit. Next time you’re in see if I’m around, I’d love to thank you in person.


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