Perhaps one of the wineries in Temecula Wine Country most known for its breathtaking views is Leonesse Cellars off of De Portola Road. Leonesse, which means “village of dreams,” is known for its red wines, but carries everything from Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon to White Merlot, Muscat Canelli and Cinsault Port.
The tasting room offers customers the choice to sample six of their white, red, premium, dessert or sweet wines. It is also the only winery in Temecula Wine Country to offer Cinsault wine, theirs showing cherry and hints of vanilla and strawberry. Another favorite is the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon with blackberry, vanilla and mint flavors.
Leonesse also offers a restaurant serving appetizers, salads, sandwiches and flat breads that are paired off with one of the Cellar, Vineyard or Signature Selection wines.