Cougar Vineyard and Winery

39870 De Portola Road
Temecula, CA 92592
United States
Tasting Charge: 
Mon - Thu:
11:00 am-6:00 pm
11:00 am-8:00 pm
Sat - Sun:
11:00 am-6:00 pm

Winery Features

Rick Buffington
Jennifer Buffington
Jennifer Buffington
Cougar Vineyard and Winery is home of the Italian Wines in Temecula Wine Country on the De Portola Wine Trail producing Estate award winning wines such as Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Primitivo, Arneis, and Vermentino.

Seven years in the home and they have planted 1000 vines. Along the Italian theme of the Sangiovese and Montepulciano they have planted Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and table grapes (for eating). In 2003 they won a Gold in the Orange County Fair for our Sauvignon Blanc. they now bottle under the Cougar Vineyard & Winery label.

In 2005 they purchased the winery property in Temecula and planted Sangiovese, Aglianico, Montepulciano, and Vermentino since then they've added Falanghina, Coda di Volpe, Canaiolo Nero, Ciliegiolo, Prosecco now known as Glera since 2009 and Piedirosso. Next door, the property known as "La Vigna a Destra" they've planted Primitivo, Arneis, Malvasia Bianca, Pinot Grigio, Sagrantino, Nero d' Avola, Piedirosso  and Lambrusca di Alessandria. they opened our doors for Temecula Wine Tasting to the public after crush in 2006. So there you have it. they are making estate wines from their vineyards for the most part and also purchase a few grapes they don't grow.