We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

MJA Vineyards

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Great way to finish up our day!

Spent the day at Big Basin State Park and our friends brought us here for a tasting. Wonderfully... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
Elisabeth C
,
Hawthorne, New Jersey
via mobile
Outdoor area to enjoy with live music

Nice place to stop to try wines. They offer several flights to choose from. My favorite was the... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2018
kimstamps
,
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Read all 54 reviews
28
All photos (28)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“wine tasting”(9 reviews)
“outdoor deck”(2 reviews)
About
Come for the wine...stay for the Aloha! Is it possible to make the intangible, tangible? To define love, or to capture the feeling of a sunset? That's the challenge when it comes to MJA. It's not just a destination, it's an experience that goes...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
See all hours
Contact
328 Ingalls St Ste A, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5882
Website
+1 831-421-9380
Call
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Santa Cruz
from $29.00
More Info
from $125.00
More Info
from $105.00
More Info
from $69.00
More Info
Reviews (54)
Filter reviews
52 results
Traveler rating
42
6
3
0
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
42
6
3
0
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews wine tasting the owner's son outdoor deck santa cruz area great afternoon sheri
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 52 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm very confused seeing the amazing reviews of MJA. We obviously had a very different experience than most. Our main complaint is actually the guy who owns this place, I think his name was Marin. He was a complete miserable jerk from start to finish....More

Thank JameAndDare
Marin A, Owner at MJA Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha JameAndDare, Thank you for your feedback. I'm the owner, and I am very sorry that you had this experience. I take a lot of pride in what I do and the wine we make, and it is never my desire to lead anyone to...More

Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Spent the day at Big Basin State Park and our friends brought us here for a tasting. Wonderfully relaxing sitting outside trying the different flights. We also had the owner's son as our host and he was very knowledgable and entertaining. Excellent ... we will...More

Thank Elisabeth C
Marin A, Owner at MJA Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Aloha Elisabeth, Thank you for taking time to review us! We're glad to hear that John helped make your journey special, and we look forward to seeing you next time you're in town. Mahalo!

Reviewed July 21, 2018

Nice place to stop to try wines. They offer several flights to choose from. My favorite was the sparkling sampler. There's an outdoor deck with live music on the weekends.

Thank kimstamps
Marin A, Owner at MJA Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Aloha, Thanks for visiting MJA, and we're so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. The bubbles are a popular flight, especially among all of the Ohana here. We hope to welcome you back soon! Mahalo!

Reviewed June 4, 2018

MJA is one of several wineries with tasting rooms at the Swift Street Courtyard. It's not a large room. Though, there is a small outdoor deck that features an acoustic guitarist. The wines are okay. Many of the grapes are sourced from Napa so that's...More

Thank Daryl C
Marin A, Owner at MJA Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2018

Aloha Daryl! Thank you for visiting MJA... We hope you come back to enjoy some more Sav Blanc soon! Mahalo!

Reviewed May 24, 2018

A great place to do wine tasting while in Santa Cruz, CA. They have great red wines (yes they are pricey) and white wines too. Nice area to taste inside and can accommodate large parties. Knowledgeable/friendly wine hosts. Worth a stop while in Santa Cruz...More

Thank Rhett L
Marin A, Owner at MJA Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Aloha Rhett, Thank you for taking time to review us! We are very happy to have large groups and love to share the Aloha about our award-winning wines. If you're in Santa Cruz again, we look forward to welcoming you back. Mahalo!

Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

This place reminded me of a car rental office that decided to throw in wine tasting. Gaudy decorations. Inconvenient areas to wine taste. Ambivalent staff. Ok wine. Would not go back.

2  Thank CaroleeBlake
Marin A, Manager at MJA Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Carolee, We are so sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your experience with us. We hope that you will give us another try next time you are in our area. Mahalo!

Reviewed April 12, 2017

Enjoyed the great wines, California sunshine and listening to Andy on the patio on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Wide variety of lovely wines.

Thank 2muchfun4us
Marin A, Manager at MJA Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

Aloha and thank you so much for the sweet review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Mahalo!

Reviewed March 25, 2017

This was our last stop on our wine tour. Our tour guide must have purposely saved the best for last. Our tour guide at MJA was Sheri and she was fantastic. She knows her stuff and is the most sincere and polite host around. Our...More

Thank akeenan46
Marin A, Manager at MJA Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

Aloha! We are so grateful for the lovely review, and for spending so much of your time with us. We agree, Sheri is fantastic! Please come see us again soon! Mahalo!

Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

On a day trip from San Fran , we ended up at MJA. What am incrdible time. Wine tasting on the deck to hours talking with regulars.

1  Thank Christy Q
Marin A, Manager at MJA Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

Aloha Christy, We are so happy that you found us on your day trip, and that you enjoyed your time with us in Santa Cruz! We look forward to seeing your smiling faces again. Mahalo!

Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

My friends and I ended our day trip in Santa Cruz at MJA and it was such a good decision. Everyone who works there is friendly, the wines have interesting nicknames, and the atmosphere is great. Although the tasting room is small and there's a...More

1  Thank ayyvy
Marin A, Manager at MJA Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

Aloha! Thank you so much for the kind review and for coming by and relaxing with us! If you're ever in Los Gatos, we have another location up off of Summit road, which is really beautiful. Come see us again soon! Mahalo!

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 54 nearby hotels
Mission Inn
332 reviews
.19 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz, CA
100 reviews
.68 miles away
Sea & Sand Inn
675 reviews
1.16 miles away
Seaway Inn
344 reviews
1.18 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 405 nearby restaurants
West End Tap & Kitchen
203 reviews
.08 miles away
Kelly's French Bakery
164 reviews
.11 miles away
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery
51 reviews
.09 miles away
Bantam
64 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 158 nearby attractions
Natural Bridges State Beach
757 reviews
.75 miles away
Monarch Butterfly Natural Preserve
32 reviews
.75 miles away
Neary Lagoon Park
9 reviews
.75 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Michele G
August 8, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Donna J | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but given the open atmosphere she just might be. Give them a call they're very friendly.
0
Votes