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Address: 328 Ingalls St Ste A, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5882
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+1 831-421-9380
12:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 20:00

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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Great afternoon stop.

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

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Hampton, Virginia
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Hampton, Virginia
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Reviewed 12 April 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
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 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 tour normally runs 30-1hr and we stayed for at least double that. We had lunch... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 25 February 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.

Thank Christy Q
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Reviewed 11 January 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 lack of seating, they have two small fireplaces outside where you can sit around and... More 

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Sterling, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 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 great variety; best in the reds. Yes, we purchased wine as well as Kona coffee.

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Reviewed 25 October 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 guest like they are VIP's . Whether you want to do your tasting at the... More 

Thank Kenda H
Marin A, Manager at MJA Vineyards, responded to this review

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! More 

Felton, California
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Just a nice place to sip some excellent wines. The staff is super friendly, wine is delicious, atmosphere elevated, chocolates and coffee divine, what more could you ask for. Oh yes, plenty of eateries close by. Go and you'll be glad you did.

Thank TerriBerry5
Marin A, Manager at MJA Vineyards, responded to this review

Aloha Terri, thanks for the lovely review! Come on out and see us again soon! Mahalo More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 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 

Thank Lauren H
Santa Cruz, California
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Reviewed 25 May 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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Reviewed 26 April 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!

Thank Donna J
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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