Shaun, Linda’s son, is the winemaker here at Harmony Wynelands. He attended UCSB, as well as UC Davis, where he took several wine-focused courses. Throughout his career, Shaun has been fortunate enough to have worked alongside some of the finest Winemakers.
He is the creator of Pipe Dreams, which is named as a tribute to their family. They purchased their vineyard in search of a dream of a better life, growing grapes and making wine. The name is also fitting due to the massive, majestic Robert Morton organ housed at the winery!
Linda was born and raised in Canada and is a third generation farmer and the co-owner of Harmony Wynelands. The name came from the Hartzell’s journey to South Africa years back. There they discovered that ‘wynelands’ is a word many used to describe South Africa’s grape vineyards. As for the Harmony part, you will have to visit the winery to find out!
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.