(July 23, 2013) - Two Rivers Country Club at Governor’s Land, Williamsburg’s premier private golf and waterfront community, is pleased to welcome Charles Birr as the new Food and Beverage Director.
An accomplished food and beverage executive, Birr brings more than 20 years’ experience as well as impressive wine certifications to the position. As Food and Beverage Director, Birr will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the two restaurants, The River Room and Osprey Bar, Grille and Terrace as well as the wine shop at Two Rivers Country Club.
Prior to joining Two Rivers, Birr was the Wine and Beverage Manager at Colonial Williamsburg. Previously, he was Beverage Manager at the Inn at Little Washington and Maître d’hôtel at The American Club Resort in Kohler, Wisconsin, both AAA Five Diamond resorts.
During his career, Birr has built several award-winning wine programs. At Colonial Williamsburg, he assisted with The Williamsburg Lodge earning a prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, the Wine Enthusiast Award of Unique Distinction and the Vino! Virginia Platinum Award. His most notable achievement was with The American Club where he received the coveted “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator magazine.
Birr is a Certified Wine Educator with the International Court of Education, The Society of Wine Educators, The French Wine Society and a Third Level Candidate with the Court of Master Sommeliers. He was a US Delegate for the Italian Trade Commission and is currently President of the Virginia Wine Society. A Wisconsin native, Birr began his career in the state and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Green Bay.
Representing Two Rivers Country Club, Birr was recently the Volunteer Wine Director for the American Heart Association’s annual “Heart’s Delight” Wine Auction in Washington, DC, leading the event’s wine seminars, private dinners and tastings. Heart's Delight is widely recognized as a premier wine event where master winemakers, culinary greats and distinguished guests gather for a distinctive five-day celebration of exceptional food and wine. The event raises nearly $3 million for the American Heart Association.
About Two Rivers Country Club at Governor’s Land
Two Rivers Country Club at Governor’s Land is Virginia’s premier private golf and waterfront community. Ideally situated on more than 1,400 acres at the confluence of the James and Chickahominy Rivers, the well-established Williamsburg community combines the ultimate country club lifestyle with unparalleled natural beauty. Amenities include a Tom Fazio-designed championship 18-hole golf course, a protected marina, tennis courts, swimming pools, 10 miles of nature trails and much more.
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