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Address: 328-A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone Number: +1 831-421-9380
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Come for the wine...stay for the Aloha! Is it possible to make the...

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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When you step into MJA in the Santa Cruz Mountains you will never want to leave! On warm days you can enjoy the patio surrounded by trees while listening to live entertainment... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Lauren H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When you step into MJA in the Santa Cruz Mountains you will never want to leave! On warm days you can enjoy the patio surrounded by trees while listening to live entertainment & choosing your favorite wine! On cold winter days, go cozy up in front of the gorgeous fireplace while sipping MJA's delicious red wine! Mmm! The staff is... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly non pushy place. The owner Mirin is always upbeat and very knowledgeable . And since he used to own a coffee plantation on the Kona Coast, yes he sells Kona coffee too.he likes to sign each bottle you purchase , fun to laugh with him. He will find a wine you like for sure

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

After reading Trip Advisor reviews decided to make a visit to MJA. The owners were so friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great afternoon tasting and chatting! Not you average vineyard!! Well worth the trip!

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Marin A, Manager at MJA Vineyards, responded to this review

Aloha Donna, Thank you so much for coming out to see us, and are so delighted that you enjoyed your time. Please come back soon. Mahalo! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

We were driving to Santa Cruz from the bay area and checked into "Things to Do" in Santa Cruz. Came upon this winery and stopped in to check out their Aloha! What a fun day. The staff was awesome and the experience was so fun. I joined their wine club and enjoyed their reds! Some of them are young but... More 

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Marin A, Manager at MJA Vineyards, responded to this review

Aloha Kikona! We love you and look forward to seeing you again. Thanks for the great review also! Mahalo! More 

Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

This may be a great experience for those that are new to wine tastings, but my boyfriend and I (who go to wine tastings often) were quite underwhelmed. We found that the wine wasn't very pleasant--too strong of an alcohol taste. Not many memorable wines, although they do have cute names. The tasting room itself felt very crammed; if you're... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Wine was good! Hostess Sheri was VERY GOOD! The chocolate covered coffee beans are to die for 💋 a definite wine stop for the true wine lovers!

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Marin A, Manager at MJA Vineyards, responded to this review

Aloha Mary! Thanks for the kind words, and will be sure to pass the info off the Sheri! See you soon! More 

Visalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed the time spent here, when I got in there were full and only 3 hosts so I was not sure I would get help but yes I did and by a very helpful and awesome host, he actually came to the other side of the counter and greeted me with a smile and explained about the tastings,... More 

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Marin A, Manager at MJA Vineyards, responded to this review

Aloha MontyHades! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and that you enjoyed the wines and the atmosphere as much as we do. We have quite a few new releases coming downt the pike, so please come back and see us soon. Mahalo! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I enjoy visiting and taking the wine in the Santa Cruz West Side location and the one also in the woods in Soquel, Los Gatos. Nice people working behind the counter serving the wine, they're very knowledgeable and there's always live music which adds the ambiance.

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Marin A, Manager at MJA Vineyards, responded to this review

Aloha Jay, thank you so much for the kind review. We'll see you soon, at either location! Mahalo! More 

San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My husband and I were driving on Summit road when we came across this small cabin that offered wine tastings. Honestly, I thought it looked a little sketchy, by we were pleasantly surprised! I absolutely love this place! The pours are generous, the wine is delicious, and the staff are super friendly!

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Marin A, Manager at MJA Vineyards, responded to this review

Aloha Miss Casanave! We are so glad that you found our cozy spot in the woods, and that you enjoyed our wines. If you make over the hill to the Westside of Santa Cruz, you will be in for another real treat at our hip beach town tasting room. Hope to see you soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I read the great reviews and decided to check it out during our one day trip to Santa Cruz. A special mention for John who was so welcoming and let us try so many wines before we decided on which one we wanted to have a glass of! We were accommodated in every way and had great... More 

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Marin A, Manager at MJA Vineyards, responded to this review

Aloha DL, We are so glad that you came by and tasted with us...and were sure that John will be tickled to hear that you liked him so much. We have quite a few new releases coming down the pike, so please come back and spend the day with us again soon. Mahalo! More 

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