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Caprice Vineyards Announces Chopin by the Vine Benefit Event

Chopin by the Vine v2Caprice Vineyards will become the setting for “Chopin by the Vine” on Sunday October 7th.  They will bring the Concert Piano sounds of Anna K. Rose performing selections of Frederic Chopin,  the fine art of Pegi Smith,  the fine cuisine of Chef Jay, and Caprice Vineyards fine wines together for an evening of sensory entertainment.

The event, benefiting the International health-care/health-education organization “Project Helping Hands” (PHH) will also feature a short presentation by PHH Founder/Executive Director Jeff Solheim.  Jeff is an internationally recognized educator and motivational speaker that puts in a twist of humor in his presentations.

About the Performer:

Anna RoseAnna K. Rose

Anna K. Rose has performed as piano soloist, recitalist and chamber musician for 15 years. A prize-winning pianist, she was selected out of hundreds to appear as featured soloist at the Rome Festival Orchestra Summer Concert Series. She has also performed as chamber musician and accompanist in the One World Music Festival in Tuscany. Winning numerous state-wide and national concerto contests, Anna has played concerto solos with orchestras in Illinois, Nevada, California, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. She studied with Joseph Banowetz at the University of North Texas where she earned a Master’s Degree as Teaching Fellow in Piano Performance, and with Stanislav Pochekin and Michel Wagemans at the Conservatorio del Liceo in Barcelona, Spain. A dedicated educator, Anna teaches at Southern Oregon University where she co-founded the International Piano Institute with pianist Alexander Tutunov, her long-time duo-piano partner.


About the Artist:

Pegi SmithPegi Smith

Pegi Smith, currently residing in Ashland Oregon, paints in acrylics on canvas. Pegi paints abstracts and other subjects, from nudes to nature. Her brilliant colors are used to evoke emotion in the viewer. She is self taught and therefore uses her paints in a way totally unique to herself. Pegi exhibits her works in the U.S. and internationally. Originals and limited edition prints are available for sale. A portion of the proceeds of sales during this event will be donated to benefit Project Helping Hands.


About the Food:

Chef JayChef Jay

Chef Jay has been making good food since he was four, cutting vegetables for soup in his Dad’s Bakery and Cafe.  He trained with Julia Child at her first school of cooking in San Raphael and later went back for his degree from the California Culinary Academy.

He worked as an Executive Chef at some of the best venues, Napa Valley, San Francisco, Scottsdale and more.  He has been a Private/Personal Chef to NFL Films Icon, Ed Sabol who calls him JJ.  While in the Rogue Valley, he worked for Chateaulin, Pasta Piatti’s, and other locals where he developed a passion for the fresh, quality foods grown here in the valley.

It was this bounty and beauty that inspired him to create Shibui.  A balsamic reduction that’s balanced and tangy, sweet and savory it goes on everything.  Making and selling Shibui is now his full time passion so he does catering to satisfy the creativity of cooking to the season at Caprice Vineyards.


Presenting the Bistro menu for Helping Hands – Chopin Concert Event.:


  • Grilled Shrimp Cocktail
  • White shrimp, chargrilled, chilled and served with Chef’s special, spicy sauce
  • Tomato & Fresh Basil Bruschetta fresh, local produce combined into a luscious concasse, glossed with olive oil



  • Baby Greens Salad
  • locally grown baby lettuces and assorted veggies, toppings and dressings
  • Rise Up! Bakery Breadsfresh baked with butter or olive oil and Shibui
  • Wild Rice Pilaf wild and long grain rice, fresh herbs, mushrooms, carrots and red bell pepper Salmon Napoleon filet of pacific salmon baked in puff pastry with lemon buerre blanc on the side also, filet of chicken breast veloute in puff pastry and a spinach version for vegetarians


  • Chocolate Chocolate Cake (Moist chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and finished with Shibui Sauce, yes! it’s even good on chocolate.
  • Fresh fruit and warm brie round out the evening of classic music and cuisine.


About the Benefactor

Jeff Solheim (Project Helping Hands)null

Jeff Solheim is founder and Executive Director of  Project Helping Hands, having traveled with over 30 different medical teams in the past fifteen years to a variety of countries. He will provide a short presentation on the History and current Mission of Project Helping Hands.

Jeff  is a consultant , speaker and author,  traveling around the world speaking on a variety of clinical and motivational topics. and has a very enjoyable twist of humor with his speaking presentations.  Jeff has been published in a number of different sources, including authoring a chapter for Sheehy’s Manual of Emergency Care, articles in the Journal of Emergency Nursing, and serving as content reviewer for courses such as the Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course, and the Trauma Nursing Core Course. He founded his core business Solheim Enterprises.


About the Venue

Caprice Vineyards and Rolling Hills AlpacasJim and Jeanne Caprice

Between the vineyard and the grape arbor, Caprice Vineyards offers a unique setting to enjoy their excellent wines.  Only one mile from Jacksonville, ours is one of the oldest vineyards in the region, and they’ve made award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Claret and other rich wines for your enjoyment.  Their refreshing, flavorful whites include Chardonnay, Gewurtztraminer, and viognier.  They will welcome you to the tasting room and offer an array of their wines.  Or have a glass with a snack plate or picnic if you decide to return while their tasting room is open…    above all else you can enjoy their beautiful setting.

Of course while you are here you can visit the Alpacas on their farm as well, and shop in the boutique of beautiful Alpaca products which include soft, warm sweaters, hats, gloves and other beautiful products.

Our heartfelt thanks go out to Jim and Jeanne Davidian (Owners) for their generous support and donation of the use of their beautiful facility for this event.  In addition they will donate a portion of all wine sales made on the evening of this event to Project Helping Hands.  While you are here please take the time to talk a walk around their vineyard and visit with the Alpacas.

A Special Thank You!

Tom Lowell  (Piano Studios and Showcase)

Tom Lowell Piano Studios and Showcase

Tom has graciously donated the use of a beautiful Grand Piano for this performance and will provide tuning and sound check services for Anna prior to the concert.  Tom routinely provides pianos for the Britt Festivals and has a reputation of being one of the top professionals in his field and is well respected amongst piano professionals.

Please click on his business icon above to learn more about Tom’s business and services.
(541) 772-1384  Medford, Oregon


  • $70.00 for individuals,
  • $130.00 for couples and
  • $60.00 for Caprice Vineyards wine club members.
  • $60.00 for Project Helping Hands Medical Team members (previously or currently signed up for a team)

Admission includes pre-concert Hors D’oeuvres, Concert, Dinner, Desert and one glass of Caprice wine of your choice.  Additional wine will be available for purchase either by the bottle or by the glass!



Jeanne Davidian
Caprice Vineyards
[email protected]


Sunday October 7, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM PDT

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Event Details

  • 4:00 pm -Hors d’oeuvres, Pegi Smith art display and no-host wine social
  • 5:00 pm -Presentation by PHH founder Jeff Solheim
  • 5:15 pm -Anna K. Rose Performance
  • 6:00 pm -Chef Jay’s Dinner (Dinner will be served buffet style) Followed by dessert
  • A ticket for one glass of Caprice wine of our choice is included with your entrance
  • Additional wine will be available for purchase both by the glass or bottle. (A portion of the proceeds from the wine sales will be donated to benefit Project Helping Hands
  • Donations in lieu of attendance will be greatly appreciated  (DONATE HERE)

Supporting Global Health Banner Click on the PHH logo image above to visit our website and learn more about our organiation!

Project Helping Hands has recently relocated their corporate operations to Southern Oregon.

Mission Statement

Project Helping Hands is a non-affiliated not-for-profit organization dedicated to facilitating culturally sensitive growth opportunities for volunteers to provide health and medical intervention programs for those lacking access; to develop sustainable, locally-run health promotion and prevention programs, and to assist with the basic life needs of the less fortunate in developing nations.

Core Values

Cultural Awareness & Sensitivity

PHH believes cultural awareness leads to greater empathy and compassion and personal growth. We strive to learn the cultures of the people we serve in order to integrate our work with that of those we work with and provide care that is culturally-sensitive.

We actively seek the opportunity to become aware of the needs of the world around us and accept the responsibility to share our abundant resources with those most in need.


PHH believes in empowering individuals who wish to use and volunteer their skills and talents to provide services for people who are vulnerable and economically disadvantaged.

Access to Primary Health Care and Preventive Education

PHH believes everyone has a right to access to health care and education on how to prevent illness. A strong foundation of primary and preventive care and education is critical to successfully treating people with chronic and endemic diseases. People seek care because they feel sick, not because they have a particular disease. When quality primary health care is accessible, the community develops new faith in the health system, which results in increased use of general medical services as well as services for more complex diseases. PHH continues its service to the community by strengthening and improving existing healthcare systems or to establish healthcare systems where there are none.

Free or Affordable Health Care and Health Education for Economically Disadvantaged Populations

PHH believes both health and education are fundamental routes to economic and community development. PHH ensures that cost does not prevent access to primary health care and health education.

Community Support & Involvement

PHH believes that we learn what communities need by listening to the communities themselves. Health programs should involve community members at all levels of assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation. Local citizens can be trained to be community health workers and clinical providers.
Serving Economically Disadvantaged Populations through the Public and Private Sector

PHH also believes successful models must be implemented and expanded through the public sector to assure universal and sustained access. Rather than establish parallel systems, PHH desires to work to strengthen and complement existing public and private health infrastructure.

Fun, Joy and Adventure

PHH believes that fun, joy and adventure are also an important part of life, service, international experience, and personal growth. Each volunteer trip includes an element of adventure along with the opportunity for service and cultural awareness. All volunteers are given an opportunity to experience the local environment and the best each country has to offer

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 A Celebration of the Arts!

Featuring Pianist “Anna K. Rose” performing Chopin

The Fine Art of Pegi Smith

Dinner by Chef Jay (Shibui Nation)

Fine wine by Caprice Vineyards

Presentation  by Jeff Solheim (Founder of Project Helping Hands)

Chopin by the Vine

a production of Project Helping Hands a 501(c)3 not for profit corporation.

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