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Cougar's Leap Winery

9300 Seigler Springs Road
Kelseyville, CA 95451

Tasting:   Open Fri to Sun 11 to 5 pm, May to Oct.
Price Range:   $12 to $25 per bottle
Established:   1995

Cougar's Leap Winery Description

Nestled into the east side of the Mayacmas Mountains, lies Black Rock Ranch and Cougar’s Leap Winery. Their head trained vines and volcanic soils yield hearty wines.

In 1995 the Johnson Family began planting grapes at Black Rock Ranch. At that time there were only a few other growers in the Red Hills Region. The volcanic soils in this area are suitable for red varietals, so the choice was made to plant Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. They also produce a dry, crisp Sauvignon Blanc.

The simple tasting room doors opened in May of 2003. Currently the winery operates on a seasonal basis, opening its doors Memorial Day Weekend and closing for the winter season at the end of October.

This unique winery is off the beaten path and off the grid employing a combination of solar power and a ground source cooling system. This is a great out of the way place to bring your picnic and enjoy a glass of wine with friends.

Cougar's Leap Winery Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Off the Beaten Path
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Cabernet Sauvignon
Picnic Sites
"Green" Technology
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Ryan_S, San Luis Obispo
The unique soils involved in the growing process at Cougar's Leap make for some unique wines as well. I was lucky enough to visit during the warmer months as the tasting room is closed during the winter. Also interesting to hear this winery has gone green with the use of solar panels and a ground cooling system.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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