Nestled among acres of lush wine grapes, Harmony Wynelands is an expansive property, surrounded by picturesque gardens and grounds.
Bob Hartzell, former president of the California Wine Grape Growers Association, is the proud owner of the 2/11 Robert Morton that was originally installed in San Francisco’s Castro Theatre. The organ was removed from the theatre by Dave Schutt and Ron Downer in 1962 and later purchased by Charlie Davis of Concord. Davis made several changes to the organ including replacement of the original two-manual console with a three-manual console from a theatre in Provo, Utah.
Hartzell purchased the organ in 1987 and his son, Mark, designed a new building to house the organ. The building, set in the middle of Harmony Wynelands’ private vineyard, looks like a picturesque blue and white country barn, but the interior is no barn! It’s a wonderful organ studio, 30′ wide by 60′ long with a 30′ high beam ceiling, and is complete with guest quarters for visiting artists.
9291 E Harney Ln Lodi, California |