Dan and Keith

Formerly part of U.S. Navy submarine operations, Dan is President of Heidelberg Distributing of Cleveland. Before Heidelberg, Dan managed sales of California wineries including Clos du Bois, William Hill, Atlas Peak and others in the Midwestern United States.

Dan regularly travels the globe searching for new, exciting wines. He is a quoted expert on Bordeaux, and has created wine and food education programs for hotel chains and other companies.


Keith represents Cline Cellars, a fine wine maker in Sonoma, California.

A life-long love of music led Keith to a music education degree and further studies in music history. While teaching in Cincinnati, he became involved in public radio. Keith soon went from volunteering for his station's annual wine event to directing a wine festival. From there, it was an easy decision to change his career to wine professional


Dan is an auctioneer for various non-profit organizations including his local PBS affiliate’s annual wine event. He is a founder of the World Series of Wine and the Cincinnati International Wine Festival.

Dan is married to his college sweetheart Mary and they have many, many children.


Keith was offered a management position (to work for Dan) with Heidelberg Distributing in 1998, So, Keith brought his wife, Jennifer, to Northeastern Ohio, where they are raising two sons and three dogs. He moved to Cline Cellars in 2007.