Ironstone Vineyards Theatre Pipe Organ
Ironstone Vineyards
1894 Six Mile Road
Murphys, California

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Alhambra Hearkening back to the opulent formal ballrooms of the Gold Rush Era, the Alhambra Music Room is truly the gem of Ironstone Vineyards.

The Alhambra Music Room is guarded at one end by the MGM Studio Lions and graced at the other by the magnificently restored and fully operational Alhambra Theatre Pipe Organ. Adorned with art and antiques from the Kautz family's extensive collection, this ballroom is the pride of the Sierra Nevada region. There is absolutely nothing within a 100-mile radius that can compare with either the beauty of the room or the splendor of the vineyard views from the fifth-story picture windows.

The 3,886-square foot room features a built-in surround-sound system and is the site for a number of regularly scheduled special events. These range from winemaker dinners, to silent movies, which feature live accompaniment on the Alhambra Theatre Pipe Organ.

Alhambra The 3/15 Robert Morton theatre pipe organ was built in 1927 in Van Nuys, California, and was installed in the Alhambra Theatre in Sacramento. After the theatre closed its doors, the organ was removed and placed in the First Baptist Church in nearby Stockton. When the church decided to remodel and dispose of the organ, Bob Hartzell purchased it to save the organ from being broken up and sold as parts. He kept it until John Kautz obtained the organ for Ironstone Vineyards and designed the Alhambra Music Room especially to house it.

The organ is played on numerous occasions, including special concerts, private events, and Silent Movie Nights, which feature a buffet dinner and live accompaniment on the organ. The organ was featured for fifteen years at the highly acclaimed Morton Madness concerts. Pops Concert at Ironstone, a new series of annual concerts, featured a luncheon buffet followed by the concert.

Morton Madness

1995 - Walt Strony    1996 - Lew Williams    1997 - Ron Rhode    1998 - Barry Baker

1999 - Clark Wilson    2000 - Charlie Balogh    2001 - Simon Gledhill    2002 - Dave Wickerham

2003 - Jelani Eddington    2004 - Jonas Nordwall    2005 - Tom Hazleton    2006 - Jim Riggs

2007 - Paul Quarino    2008 - Ron Rhode    2009 - Mark Herman

Pops Concert at Ironstone

2010 - Martin Ellis    2011 - Chris Gorsuch    2012 - Brett Valliant    2013 - Walt Strony