Vineyard Heights

San Jose, California

$1,199,000 | 15 +/- Acres | Santa Clara County

Take a break from the constraints of quarantines and embrace an extraordinary lifestyle in your private retreat looking out over the San Jose city lights and shimmering South Bay. A gated private road winds through 150-year old oak trees to the hilltop revealing the grandeur of Vineyard Heights on Mt. Hamilton.  While only 30 minutes from downtown, the vistas at 2,100-feet elevation offer commanding views across Silicon Valley to San Francisco—all yours on 15 +/- acres of private, pristine land that backs up against Grant Park.

Envision your estate on a three-acre build-site looking down on an exclusive sanctuary with 360° views of the rolling hills, Lick Observatory and city lights below.  While steeped in history, Vineyard Heights was designed, constructed and approved to be Santa Clara County’s first modern, off-grid subdivision.  Explore the endless possibilities for this exceptional property, whether planning new construction of an executive home, a family compound or corporate retreat. The lush landscaping adds a beautiful backdrop of the surrounding natural terrain and brilliant star gazing that only a mountain vantage can provide.

Its history makes it ideal for ribbons of grapevines gracing its rolling contours. Continue the area’s rich heritage of winemaking by taking advantage of its ideal growing conditions that date back to harvests in the 1880s, including an entry in the 1915 San Francisco World’s Fair. The property is part of the historic Mt. Hamilton Vineyard once owned by John L. Koster, who was also the president of the California Barrel Company.  A prominent proprietor, he socialized with the likes of Levi Strauss, Adolph Spreckels, and Samuel Lilienthal and made this his country estate away from his downtown San Francisco mansion.  The award-winning Riesling was sold to local prominent businessmen throughout the valley. This exceptional property is the rarest of opportunities.  Thirty-five minutes from San Jose Airport and downtown, your private vista-filled estate awaits.  Unwind and breathe in the rarefied mountain air. Social distancing never sounded better. Escape to Vineyard Heights Estates.

  • 15+/- acres of hilltop privacy.
  • Gated road from Mt. Hamilton.
  • Panoramic views over the city of San Jose and the South Bay.
  • Three acre build-site.
  • Cul-de-sac location.
  • Fertile agriculture ground ideal for grape vines.
  • Endless possibilities to create a true sanctuary.
  • Easy 35 min drive to San Jose city & San Jose International airport.
  • 30,000-gallon water tank.
  • Easements for PG&E electrical service.
  • Central wireless communication antenna for phone and high-speed Internet.
  • Near Lick Observatory.

0 Vineyard Heights
San Jose, California


37.3548535N, 121W

Vineyard Heights and 16000 Mt. Hamilton Road.  Neither of which will show up on Google maps.  Drive to county mile marker 9.5 on HWY 130 (Mt. Hamilton Road).  This is 6 miles from Alum Rock where you turn on to Mt. Hamilton.

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