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MJA Vineyards

328 Ingalls St Ste A, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5882
+1 831-421-9380
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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 2 days ago
kimstamps
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Fun If You're in the Area

MJA is one of several wineries with tasting rooms at the Swift Street Courtyard. It's not a large... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2018
Daryl C
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Pleasanton, California
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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 beyond the wine, mixed with the aroma of chocolate & Kona Coffee, the setting and the people... It's the Aloha! Actually, we handcraft around 8000 cases of our Aloha each year, right in our Westside Cellar in Santa Cruz. We sell our wines directly from our Tasting Rooms because our philosophy is that we want you to be able to buy the highest quality wine that we can produce at the best value possible. That's why we offer everyday specials such as "take 4 bottles for the price of 3", and 20% off everyday for our Kahuna Wine Club Members, and 30% off on club pickup days. And our 100% Kona Coffee that Marin (he's the MJA) grows on the Big Island of Hawaii, was voted as America's Best Coffee by Forbes Magazine. It too is only available at MJA of course! We roast it fresh each week at our Summit-Los Gatos Tasting Room & Vineyards. Come on up any Tuesday afternoon, grab a glass of wine and see how we do it. We're also open 7 days a week, so you can come any day and sink into our overstuffed chairs by the fire or watch the wildlife on our wooded patio...a perfect getaway right in your backyard! Or if flip flops, a hoodie and some great story telling is more your style, our Westside-Santa Cruz Tasting Room & Cellar is in the hip industrial portion of town, a few blocks from the Natural Bridges Beach with outdoor fire pits and comfy chairs on the lanai. A perfect pairing with the ocean breeze, a bottle of our handcrafted wines and a bag of Marin's fresh roasted Kona Coffee to go. Who needs Napa? Escape to MJA!
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328 Ingalls St Ste A, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5882
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

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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

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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!

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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

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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!

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Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed ourselves here. We were impressed with the amount in the tastings. Really hate to pay for a pour that hardly coats my mouth. That is not the case here. As first timers we were treated to it all. Wines are of a...More

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

Aloha, we are so happy that you came by and that you enjoyed your day with us! Let us know how you like the wine and come back and see us again soon! Mahalo!

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Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

The owner Marin has a way of making all who visit feel like family. He is warm, kind and incredibly generous. My husband and I frequent this establishment and as much as we would like to say we are special, we see him treat every...More

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Marin A, Manager at MJA Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2016

Aloha Kenda, Thank you so much for the kind review. We are thrilled that you have found a home away from home with us at MJA, and we look forward to seeing your smiling face again soon! Mahalo!

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Not sure but given the open atmosphere she just might be. Give them a call they're very friendly.
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