The word Leonesse, 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, Leonesse Cellars offers a warm, enchanting setting where visitors can enjoy great wines, spectacular views, and wonderful times with family and friends.
Leonesse 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 Leonesse Cellars are Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, 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.
We invite you to visit us and enjoy the charm and dramatic vineyard views our "New" Tasting Room has to offer, join us on a winery tour, or simply taste the wines which display our passion and commitment toward our craft. And, we encourage you to create lasting memories and inspiring dreams along the way.
Address: Leonesse Cellars
38311 De Portola Rd. Temecula, CA 92592 Map
Phone: 951-302-7601 Owned by: Mike Rennie and Gary Winder
Wine Maker: Tim Kramer
Annual Production: 10,000 cases annually
Amenities: Wine club, VIP tasting room, weddings, special events
Tasting Room Hours: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Cost for Tasting: $10 for six, includes souvenir glass and chocolate truffle
Dining: Special events only
Most Popular Wine: 2006 Viognier
Highest Rated Wine: 2003 Port, 2003 Cinsault
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