Foley Family Wines Hires Industry Veteran Ryan Martin as Vice President of National On-Premise Sales and Analytics
SANTA ROSA, Calif., (January 3, 2018) – Foley Family Wines (FFW) today announced the hiring of accomplished wine sales and marketing veteran Ryan Martin for the role of National Vice President of On-premise Sales and Analytics.
Chief administrative officer Hugh Reimers remarked, “I am thrilled to announce the appointment of Ryan Martin to this newly created role. As Foley Family Wines continues down path of becoming one of the county’s top luxury wine purveyors, the on-premise channel only increases in importance. The addition of seasoned wine professionals like Ryan, who understand and have demonstrated success in the luxury wine space and in the channel, will greatly contribute to the success of our brands and organization for many years to come.”
Martin joins Foley Family Wines after spending the last 20 years at E&J Gallo Winery where he held sales and marketing roles of increased responsibility including distributor management, sales strategy, brand marketing, and shopper marketing. Most recently, Martin held the title of National Director of On-premise Sales.
Martin’s primary responsibilities in his new role will include overseeing FFW National On-premise sales across the United States. Ryan will work closely with distributors, customers and the FFW sales team to grow on-premise sales and distribution across the U.S.
“I am excited to join this progressive team of professionals at Foley Family Wines, and am reinvigorated by the dynamic portfolio of wines we have available,” said Martin.
Martin earned a B.A. in advertising from Washington State University.
About Foley Family Wines
Foley Family Wines was established by Bill Foley in 1996 with the acquisition of Lincourt Vineyards in California’s Santa Ynez Valley. Since then, Foley Family Wines has grown to become a major producer, marketer and distributor of highly-acclaimed, handmade wines from some of the world’s greatest vineyards. Every brand in the company’s portfolio is distinct and autonomous with its own identity, style, techniques and personnel. Foley Family Wines owns the following properties: Foley Sonoma (Geyserville, CA), Chalone Vineyards (Monterey, CA), Foley Estates (Sta. Rita Hills, CA), Lincourt Vineyards (Solvang, CA), Merus (Napa Valley, CA), Foley Johnson (Napa Valley, CA), Kuleto (Napa Valley, CA), Altvs (Napa, CA), Chalk Hill (Sonoma County, CA), Sebastiani (Sonoma County, CA), Lancaster Estate (Sonoma County, CA), Langtry Estate (Lake County, CA), Three Rivers Winery (Walla Walla, WA), Firestone Vineyard (Santa Ynez Valley, CA), Eos (Paso Robles, CA),