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By Jeff Pack

Variety of varietals is working for Cougar Vineyard & Winery


Last updated 10/19/2018 at 5:18am

Jeff Pack

Jennifer and Rick Buffington are the owners and operators of Cougar Vineyards & Winery in Temecula.

Rick and Jennifer Buffington started out making wine like so many others do – with a wine kit.

Rick Buffington and a buddy who made craft beer back in Texas decided to give wine a shot, and the rest is history – sort of.

"So he and I made the next batch," Jennifer Buffington said, pointing at Rick Buffington. "We had this Italian restaurant saving us all these weird bottles and this whole mismatched thing. (The wine) was OK."

Since Rick and Jennifer Buffington met in San Diego, the software developers jumped at the chance to move back to the West Coast with an opportunity to work at B...

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