Bill Netherland, the Wine Director for Blossom, Cypress and Magnolias, was originally born in Pennsylvania, but spent his adolescence in Europe, attending grade school in Germany and high school in Italy, as a result of his father’s military service. Growing up overseas exposed him to the relationship between wine and food at a young age, in turn building a strong foundation for his career.

Heading various beverage programs and other management positions allowed him to explore the many facets of beverage service and stirred a particular passion in wine. A certified Sommelier and Society of Wine Educators member, Netherland brings 30 years of industry experience to the cellar at Blossom, Cypress and Magnolias and he currently serves as the Wine Chair for Charleston Wine + Food festival and Darkness to Light. Past experience includes time with Chez Nous in Toluca Lake and Southend Brewery, where he helped open both the Charleston, SC and Charlotte, NC locations.

Netherland moved to Charleston in 1996 and lives with his wife Melissa and his 11-year-old daughter, Isabel.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, close friends, and dogs, Charlie and Sammy.