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MJA Vineyards

Closed Now: 12:00 - 19:00
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Great Wine, Friendly Staff

One of our best wine tastings anywhere. Terrific wines with great choices. And a knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
GlennMR
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Southern Shores, North Carolina
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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 23 July 2018
Elisabeth C
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Hawthorne, New Jersey
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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...more
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of our best wine tastings anywhere. Terrific wines with great choices. And a knowledgeable and friendly staff. Would definitely stop by again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GlennMR
Marin A, Owner at MJA Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha GlennMR, Thank you for taking the time to review us! I'm glad our 55+ wine selection and Aloha atmosphere left you feeling hālala (Hawaiian for "Great!"). We hope to welcome you back soon! Mahalo!

Reviewed 6 October 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Marin A, Owner at MJA Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

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 23 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Elisabeth C
Marin A, Owner at MJA Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 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 22 July 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kimstamps
Marin A, Owner at MJA Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 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 4 June 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

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

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

Reviewed 24 May 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Marin A, Owner at MJA Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 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 16 September 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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Marin A, Manager at MJA Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 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 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.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Marin A, Manager at MJA Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

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

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...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Marin A, Manager at MJA Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 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 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.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Marin A, Manager at MJA Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 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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Not sure but given the open atmosphere she just might be. Give them a call they're very friendly.
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