AdvertisementMEDFORD, ORE – August 1, 2016: DANCIN Vineyards, an ultra-premium producer of Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, Barbera and Port in Southern Oregon, announces the appointment of Chef Tim Keller. Alongside Chef Cindy Marca, he will oversee all culinary activities of the winery on August 4.Photo by Dajsa DolanIn selecting Keller, co-owner Dan Marca said, “We have collaborated with Tim on several culinary projects over the years. His creativity, dedication and uncanny ability to integrate ingredients from our vineyard and winery and those from the local agricultural community into amazing culinary delights will further complement our wines and the guest experience at DANCIN.”ABOUT TIM KELLERAs a young boy, Chef Keller grew up in the small town of Davis, in the heart of the Northern California farming industry. It was in this area that he learned the importance of organic farming, cheese making, and wine production. He immersed himself in the area’s aromas and flavors, with an approach that led him to the exciting and exacting world of food.Chef Keller continued with his hands-on education by working at several prominent San Francisco, California restaurants, as well as attending culinary school. He also had the honor of working with Albert Tordjman at the Flying Saucer along with appearing in the kitchen scenes in the movie Mrs. Doubtfire, which were filmed at Bridges Restaurant in Walnut Creek, California.After moving to Oregon, Keller had the opportunity to prepare meals for President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton while working in Jacksonville. When it comes to passion, creativity and dedication, Chef Keller’s approach to cuisine is that of a true artist who finds the often subtle beauty of an ingredient or flavor and then creates a masterpiece.ABOUT DANCIN VINEYARDSDANCIN is a love story. It is the marriage of science and art. The pairing of fine wine with delicious food, and the sincere passion of Dan and Cindy. DANCIN is an annual dance in harmony with nature, in step with the weather, the soil, and the vines. This is captured in every bottle of wine they produce, which are primarily named after movements within ballet, a form of dance wherein dedication, discipline and balance are in submission to the grace and beauty of the final performance.Within a year of their storybook meeting in 1995, Dan and Cindy (DANCIN) began researching wine and viticulture at UC Davis, and twelve years later, they discovered a perfect plot of land nestled within the forested foothills of southern Oregon, just outside of the gold rush community of Jacksonville. A northwest facing slope, benefitting from the late afternoon shade provided by the surrounding tall pines and cedars, it would become the perfect terroir for growing Pinot noir and Chardonnay with a sense of place.Planted to seven distinct clones of Pinot noir and four different clones of Chardonnay, the vineyards are meticulously maintained through continual assessment during each and every facet of the growing season, making every effort to achieve vine balance. At the point of perfect ripeness, each cluster is hand harvested and sorted, first in the vineyard, and then twice more on the crushpad, as our limited production exquisite Pinot noirs, Chardonnays and other varietals are hand-crafted using minimalist, old world techniques that complement the practices in the vineyard.Situated in the vineyard, and located just minutes from Ashland, Medford and Jacksonville, their Tasting Room is the perfect setting to drink in the views of Table Rocks, Mt McLoughlin and the Rogue Valley while savoring their selection of award winning, estate grown wines along with artisan wood-fired pizzas and much more, all served tableside!DANCIN Vineyards is open Thursday through Sunday, from 12 until 8.Advertisement Pinterest Share Email Facebook ReddIt TAGSDANCIN VineyardspeopleTim Keller Home Industry News Releases Dancin Vineyards Names Tim Keller as ChefIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessDancin Vineyards Names Tim Keller as ChefBy Editor – August 1, 2016 47 0 Previous articleA Good Place to Retire From: Jeremy Schulze Leaves Mavrik for Semi-RetirementNext articleVineyard & Winery Management Magazine Announces Craft Beverages Unlimited Midwest and East Trade Shows Hiatus for 2017 Editor Twitter Linkedin
Jill Henselwood, Eric Lamaze, Chris Pratt and Jenna Thompson will represent the Canadian Show Jumping Team at CSIO5* Gijon, ESP, from August 31 to September 5, and in the FEI Promotional League Nations’ Cup Final at CSIO5* Barcelona, ESP, from September 21–25.The Spanish tour is made possible through Sport Canada’s ‘Own the Podium’ program, a national sport technical initiative designed to help Canada’s summer and winter athletes achieve podium success at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.2008 Olympic team silver medalist Jill Henselwood, 48, of Oxford Mills, ON, has declared George, a nine-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Brian Gingras, as her mount for the Spanish tour.Olympic Champion Eric Lamaze, 43, of Schomberg, ON, has declared two horses owned by Torrey Pines Stable and Artisan Farms, LLC for the Spanish tour. Currently ranked number one in the Rolex World Rider Rankings, Lamaze will take Coriana Van Klapscheut, a nine-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare, and Sidoline Van de Centaur, a nine-year-old Belgian Sport Horse mare.Chris Pratt, 42, formerly of Belfountain, ON, and now residing in Valencia, California, has declared three horses. They are Cruise, an 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Indigo Farms LLC; G5, a 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Indigo Farms and Susan Geliebter; and Grandula, a 12-year-old Westphalian mare owned by Brookwood Stables.Making her third consecutive appearance on the Spanish Tour, Jenna Thompson, 23, of Calgary, AB, has declared two horses, Zeke, a 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding, and Cathleen, a 10-year-old Hannoverian mare. Thompson owns both horses.“I am looking forward to returning to Spain this year,” said Mark Laskin of Langley, BC, who will act as Canadian Show Jumping Team chef d’équipe for Gijon and Barcelona, aided by stable manager Darren Roberts. “We have a veteran group of riders with some inexperienced horses, so this tour will be extremely beneficial in their development.”Laskin continued, “Gijon is a fantastic venue, an elite Nations’ Cup and a great warm-up for the Promotional League Final in Barcelona. With this mix of riders and horses, I am optimistic about our prospects for yet another great result.”In 2010, the Canadian Show Jumping Team placed second in the €60,000 Nations’ Cup competition at CSIO5* Gijon and third at the €90,000 FEI Nations’ Cup Promotional League Final at CSIO5* Barcelona.A Nations’ Cup is the only competition in show jumping where riders, in teams of four, compete as a country. The top three scores from each team are counted towards the final result of the two-round competition.There are only two Nations’ Cup events held annually in North America. The $350,000 BMO Nations’ Cup at the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Tournament in September and the $75,000 FEI Nations’ Cup at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL, in March.Complete details about the two competitions may be found for CSIO5* Gijon at www.gijon.es/chipico and http://www.csiobarcelona.com/ for CSIO5* Barcelona. Tags: Eric Lamaze, Chris Pratt, Jill Henselwood, Canadian Show Jumping Team, Jenna Thompson, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding.