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."
UPD: Unfortunately, Leoness is not capable of handling you financial information correctly. Please be careful when leaving you credit card information with them. I had to cancel my membership because I got other people's bills on my account. See my original review below. A great winery. My wife and I visited it recently and we enjoyed their selection of red wines. The restaurant is AMAZING! I think the best restaurants in Southern California I've been to. We went for lunch two days in a row and every dish we tried was great. My personal favorite is the lamb tortellini, but no matter what you choose, you'll definitely enjoy it!
This was the 1st of 4 winery's for the day and was my first on the west coast. Tour guide was a little much and was kind of hoping to see more or the process. Quick drink and go feel. Should pair the wines with cheese, fruit or bread because it does help bring flavors out. All in all it was just okay.
Absolutely beautiful views and the wine ain't bad either...wish we could have tried their restaurant. The food looked amazing.
Iris Edie Dortenzio
Awesome wine, food, view of the country side! I know you will love it, as I do! Enjoy!
Loved our wine and dining experience. This winery is on up top of the world with rolling views of the valley. We met some new people wine tasting. Our group of 4 expanded to 8, then we closed down the tasting room and proceeded to book reservations for the most fab Leoness cuisine. It was fun making some new friends, the vibe was wine country lux and wonderful for a larger group there.