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Leonesse Cellars

38311 De Portola Road

Open: Year Round

"The word Leoness, meaning ""village of dreams,"" is the inspiration behind our lifelong quest to create world class wines from the finest vineyards in the Temecula Valley. Nestled in the rolling hills and vineyards of Temecula's wine country, Leoness Cellars offers a warm, enchanting setting where visitors can enjoy great wines, spectacular views, and wonderful times with family and friends.

Leoness Cellars was founded in 2003 by Mike Rennie and Gary Winder, who together have over fifty years of agriculture and grape-growing experience in the Temecula Valley. Their combined experience has lead to a true understanding of growing wine grapes of the highest quality, grapes which are concentrated, balanced, and ripe, ultimately producing wines of incredible depth and flavor.

Among the wines produced at Leoness Cellars are Viognier, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, White Merlot, Muscat Canelli, and Cinsault Port, as well as small lots of other specially selected varietals. Each of our wines is carefully crafted to preserve the subtle flavors and nuances of the varietal. Our red wines, along with our Chardonnay, are aged for an extended period of time in a combination of small French and American oak barrels, adding softness and complexity to the wines, while our white wines are fermented slowly at cool temperatures, helping the wines to retain the fresh fruit flavors of the grape."


Cynthia Johnson

Sunday, April 22, 2018
I give it 3 and not 1 because the food was good and the area was beautiful. But the restaurant had poor service. We sat there forever with dirty dishes on our table after we were done eating. The server asked if we wanted to order dessert before even starting to clear the table. When I asked her if someone could take our dishes. She turned away and came back about 5 min later to clear the table. But then I just asked for the check. I won’t be back here. Will definitely be trying another winery next time. Sorry guys. Step up your service to match the food and wine.

Matt Courtois

Sunday, May 27, 2018
The new member terrace is working out well with very nice seasonal and custom tasting flights and the fantastic views of Palomar Mountain. The 2015 reds are impressive.

Nancy Nickell

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Jameson hosted out wine tasting and tour! He was amazing! Highly recommended!

Gregg Oelker

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
This place used to be amazing. Yes the wines are still good and the restaurant has amazing food but the new wine club leaves a lot of room for improvement. I've been a member of the Leoness wine club for years. Recent changes make the club meaningless. I just did a comparison of my last six months of visits and it would have cost just slightly more to just come and buy wine and eat at the restaurant. One month they charged me $63+ for a wine that costs $40 in the store. I was told "well, you get free tastings". Then looking further, I discover I am charged full price for all wine club wines. I'm a member of lots of wineries, and none of them offer no discount on the wine club shipments. So, come for the wine and don't become a club member. Your cost will be about the same. I am quitting this one! I think they need money to pay for the recent expansion. Too bad.

Dana Dolphin

Sunday, May 27, 2018
We visited this for a tour and tasting. It's was ok but we are not happy with the cost to value and what we expected It's not ok when u charge hefty charge , u do not even offer crackers. It was hush hush tour and wine tasting was not satisfactory. The tour did not give us enough time and nothing was covered in cellar or regarding the wine making process . We could have covered it out self It was wastage of money .

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