AJA Vineyards

A father-daughter duo making wine from the Malibu Coast

Malibu Coast, Los Angel...

Our story in a few words...

We make pristine wines from the hillsides of our Malibu Estate. We are a family business through-and-through, run by myself (Amanda), my father (Todd), my mother (Heather), and my brothers (Alec and Jack).

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AJA Vineyards
Sauvignon Blanc, 2019

New Zealand-style Sauvignon Blanc · Fresh and Herbaceous · Rare wine (56 cases produced) · Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez Valley, California

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Malibu Coast Syrah, 2014

Syrah · Woody, Fruity, Earthy, Floral, and Bold · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
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Pamela's Selection Syrah, 2012

Syrah · Spicy, Woody, and Fruity · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

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Malibu Coast Syrah, 2016

Syrah · Earthy and Fruity · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Other
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Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, 2017

California-style Cabernet Sauvignon · Fruity, Earthy, Bold, Complex, and Floral · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Hand-harvested
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Malibu Coast Rosé Estate Grown, 2020

Rosé · Fresh, Floral, and Porch Pounder · Rare wine (70 cases produced) · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Hand-harvested
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"5 Red Blend" Bordeaux-Style Blend, 2018

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Bold, Balanced, Fruity, and Earthy · Rare wine (115 cases produced) · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Uncommon Region

Located in Woodland Hills, CA

Founded in:
2011

Owned by:
Amanda Greenbaum & Todd Greenbaum

Winemaking by:
AJA Vineyards

Case produced per year:
450
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Our story in a few more words

Located in the serene nature of the Santa Monica Mountains one can find robust vineyards, fruiting endlessly and rapidly on the hillsides of our Malibu Estate. 
 
Founded by Todd and Heather Greenbaum, AJA Vineyards was created out of a passion and love for the art of wine. 
 
In 2007 Syrah and Cabernet vines were planted to the hillside estate. In 2010 Todd and Heather purchased the estate just in time for the first harvest. They quickly found a team to help them harvest that first vintage and founded AJA the following year in 2011. 
 
Todd carefully studied the soil and selected vines from his favorite varietals that best grow in the area. In 2013 he begun to plant Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot vines on the hills of the estate. And in 2018, Sauvignon Blanc was planted doubling the size of our vineyards.
 
All of his hard work and excitement was nearly destroyed when the devasting Woolsey Fires surrounded the vineyards in 2018. After nearly two months of uncertainty, a message came. By some miracle, the vineyards, and the estate were unscathed. The vineyard then earned its name as the Miracle Vineyard both for this Miracle and for Heather’s mother Doreen who we call the Miracle Maker. It is an old tradition that if you match three couples to marriage, you are given a ticket to heaven. Doreen has matched four. 
Each vineyard was thus named for Heather and Todd’s parents: Pamela’s our original vineyard of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, Miracle, and Ed’s for Heather and Todd’s fathers Edward and Edwin.
 
Family is very important to the AJA recipe. It is in the name. AJA is an acronym for the names of Todd and Heather's three children, Alec, Jack, and Amanda whom are their greatest treasures. And that’s why the “J” in AJA is pronounced like the “s” in treasure. Amanda, being the eldest, was attracted to wine at a very young age. As the winery grew, Amanda grew with it helping Todd as a father daughter duo while studying in school.
 
After graduating from UCLA, she studied wine at the International Culinary Center and became a Certified Sommelier, interned with winemakers across the globe, and became an advocate for millennials in the wine and spirits industry. 
 
Inspired by family, Amanda has devoted her life’s work to crafting the best wines of the Malibu Coast and currently runs all operations at the winery walking in the footsteps of her father. 
 
When one tastes our wine, they catch the smell of sweetness, the taste of serenity, and a slight bitterness to remind us that at times, not everything is perfect. These elements are all harnessed in the passion to make great wine that brings friends and families together.

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What our community says

Paige Comrie Tastemaker

"A father-daughter duo making wine on the Malibu Coast, this wine is anything but ordinary. Amanda, the "daughter" part of the duo is an incredible force in the wine industry, constantly advocating for positive change and inclusion. "

Bill Newman | @billwine5 Tastemaker

"Husband and wife team operating in the Malibu Coast AVA of Southern California."

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