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Leoness Cellars

Nestled in the rolling hills and vineyards of on De Portola Road, Leoness Cellars offers a warm, enchanting setting where visitors can enjoy great wines, spectacular views, and wonderful times!

Congratulations to Temecula Valley, selected as one of the 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations in 2019 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Known for wine excellence and unparalleled scenery, Temecula Valley features more than 40 award-winning wineries, among them Leoness Cellars on the famed five-mile De Portola Wine Trail. Learn more about the winery below, have a barrel of fun and raise a glass to a memorable time!


The word Leoness, meaning “village of dreams,” is the inspiration behind the winery owners lifelong quest to create world class wines from some of the finest vineyards in the Temecula Valley. Nestled in the rolling hills and vineyards of on De Portola Road, Leoness Cellars offers a warm, enchanting setting where visitors can enjoy great wines, spectacular views, and wonderful times with family and friends. The current owners founded Leoness Cellars in 2002, on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful rolling hills vineyard estate on De Portola. These 20 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon were planted in 1999 using the finest Cabernet clones and appropriate rootstocks.  The grapes from these vines have been used to craft some of the most enjoyable Leoness wines. Their vast experience has led to a true understanding of growing wine grapes of the highest quality; grapes that are concentrated, balanced, and ripe which will produce wines of incredible depth and flavor. That flavor is what they share every day in the chic, inviting tasting room and on the breathtaking grounds.

If you have a group that wants to enjoy wine tasting you can opt for “Team Building & Tasting”, a wonderful customized experience for your colleagues, clientele, friends or family! Our wine professionals create a fun, lightly competitive way for you to develop your appreciation of wine, while bonding with each member of your group.  We will gather information about your group and your purpose in advance in order to ensure a memorable, personalized experience.

For the wedding of your dreams, Leoness Cellars is a hidden gem that offers an ambiance of intimacy and romance.  Residing in the center of Temecula Valley’s Wine Country, the French countryside inspired winery with its enchanting architecture, brick turrets and ivy wall serves as the perfect setting to enjoy your day.  With our ceremony site that sits surrounded by acres of vineyards and mountain views and the largest barrel room in wine country, we offer a truly beautiful vineyard wedding.

Rated #1 Winery Restaurant by USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice and Best Restaurant of the IE for four consecutive years, The Restaurant at Leoness Cellars provides an exceptional al fresco dining experience with a full service menu featuring items made 100% from scratch. Offering seasonal selections ranging from vibrant salads to entrees packed with an array of complimenting flavors, including seafood, pastas and unique flatbreads, to decadent desserts that will leave you craving more, The Restaurant’s success is fueled by a passion for serving savory dishes that are second to none and that pair perfectly with Leoness wines. One of very few restaurants on De Portola Road open in the evening on weekends, their hours are  Mon. – Thurs. 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Fri. & Sat. from 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sun. from 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

As part of the De Portola Wine Trail, LeonessCellars and its eight neighboring wineries collectively host one of the most anticipated tasting events of the Temecula Valley Wine Country season each year.

The Annual Big Red Fest is held every April at the 10 participating wineries on the De Portola Wine Trail. This culinary/wine tasting event provides noshes from 10 local artisan chefs, paired with three red wines from each winery. These reds are the creme-of-the-crop of the new vintage releases. The similarly themed fall Harvest Festival is held in November invites guests to enjoy three varietals from the 10 De Portola wineries along with delectable appetizers.Click here to learn moreor to reserve tickets please call (855) 398-9463.


Located in Temecula

38311 De Portola Road
Temecula, CA
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