1894 Six Mile Road
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.
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.
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