The 5.26 acre site is in San Jose, California. It is surrounded on all sides by the newly built
residences of Vintage at the Almaden Winery. The remaining structures in the middle portion
of the site are the Original 1850's Winery and an administrative office building built in the
1970's. Most of the mature vegetation that was installed during the operation of the winery still
remains on the site. This includes a fig, a pepper and five olive trees. Other landscape features
include large mature oaks, hedges, lawns and an extensive rose garden. There are also two lacy
iron gazebos that overlook the Almaden's Louis Benoist Gardens, designed by Thomas Church.
The mission of this project is to create a comprehensive detailed design of the original Almaden
Winery Site reflecting the needs of the neighborhood, the historic character of the winery and
the spirit of Thomas Church. This will include a master plan in which a phasing element will
allow the site to be constructed in the most aesthetically pleasing manner possible.