When David Acker became the fifth owner of the East Farm property in Head of the Harbor Village in 1998, he knew there was a way to fulfill his dream to use the 32-acre waterfront estate as a charity platform. As a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, he saw money for others in that fertile ground. The farm, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, had a 300-year old farmhouse, several barns and a continuous tradition of farming that the medical device inventor wanted to maintain. But in his own words, “Tomatoes and green peppers were boring.” So he decided to plant grapes. With the assistance of well-regarded local grape grower Steven Mudd, Harmony Vineyards was slowly created. But, from the beginning, Acker knew that the net proceeds of the vineyard would go to charity. In 1999, the old farmhouse, which was originally on the water, was moved to the…